Schlafly Oatmeal Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Oatmeal StoutSchlafly Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
49.3%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 732 ratings
Schlafly Oatmeal StoutSchlafly Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Oatmeal Stout is a classic British-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley. Freshly-roasted coffee beans, cocoa and touches of raisin and dried fruit dominate the aroma of this super dark ale. The richness of the grain blend is balanced by the nutty character of the roasted malt, the creaminess from the oatmeal flakes and a dose of hops.

Before the 19th century, all barley was malted over wood-fired kilns and the resulting dark roasted malt defined the browns, porters, and stouts of England. Near the end of the 19th century, brewers had introduced oats for their purported restorative and nourishing characteristics, producing beers such as oatmeal stout and milk stout. By the 1950’s, Oatmeal Stout had nearly trickled out of existence. Following the beer’s literary rebirth in the articles of English beer writer Michael Jackson in the 1970’s, British and American craft brewers are once again promoting the style.

40 IBU

Added by maxpower on 07-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,279
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
732
Liked:
361
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
11.48%
Alströms:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
105
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 732 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of soupyman10
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopphead31415
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’m going to jump into this review quickly, because I’m excited to tell you how amazing this beer is. But first, let me remind the reader that this one has a modest 5.7% ABV and palsy 40 IBUs and is an oatmeal stout which is bound to be delicious.

Look-I was pleased to see such a complete blackness that even rivals those of the Imperial and Russian Stout varieties. The off-white head was thin and foamy with moist and delicate lacing. What really blew my mind was when I held up the flashlight portion of my cell phone underneath the glass, no light shone through EXCEPT the most beautiful bead of blood-red. It was like more red than blood or a winter’s sunset combined and came in the form of a bead at the bottom of the glass undoubtedly due to the morphology of my glass.

Smell-It smells of vanilla, molasses, and raisins.

Taste-It tastes of vanilla, banana, bread pudding, molasses, dried fruits and nuts, fresh roasted coffee beans, cocoa powder, and sherry wine. The taste has such depth and variety that is hard to find these days in a world plagued by chaos and mediocrity.

Mouthfeel-It is smooth and creamy, but not as much as say a Nitro. The carbonation is more present than a nitro, but this one is delightful in its own class.

Overall-This beer definitely surprised me in a good way and with a brewer such as Schlafly it makes sense. I think that this one will be drunk in large volumes by me this winter. Cheers, folks!

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Photo of smithj4
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flashback #125

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Photo of Dewsby
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zaraspook
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icave
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RajaSTL
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the growler via Jungle Jim's. This very quaff-able brew pours near black with brown highlights, a thick light tan head of foam that lingers, and a lot of great lacing. Nose of faint coffee, faint cocoa, sweet dark molasses, and light smokey char. Flavors follow the nose with sweet malts to the front bringing in a dark molasses flavor followed by deeply roasted malts that have a kiss of smoke to them, and a touch of light coffee and cocoa on the sides and back. A light bittering hops comes through on the aftertaste blending nicely with the roasted quality. Oats gives a smooth mouth feel finishing with a moderately roasted malt and light hops aftertaste. Excellent and balanced.

Cheers

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Photo of salinasa
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexkwilhelm
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adamanton
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of capnamerica
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not amazing, but very drinkable.

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As with the Coffee Stout I bought this from Schlafly Bottleworks on 5/9/2015 (bottled on 4/30/2015 and finished 5 minutes ago), I poured this into a thick panel mug. The thing I think I like the most about the last two oatmeal stouts that I've had from Schlafly is that they are actually just as easy to drink (or maybe easier to drink) the warmer they get.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gkjhawk
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chip26
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerginner45
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 49.3% out of 100 with 732 ratings
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