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:
#32,213
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
732
Liked:
361
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
11.48%
Alströms:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
105
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 732 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of 1fastz28
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours an insanely dark black, barely any light can be seen through it, the head is thick and frothy and remains for the life of the beer, smells like rich coffee, maltiness is very apparent, only hops i can detect smell spicy. tastes is complex, chocolate, toffee, malt are mixed together, the longer i let it sit in my mouth, the more chocolate i taste. very good beer for a winter night, but not something i'd want to drink at a bbq.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light black to cola brown color with some nice residual foam after the two finger head recedes.

Some gypsum dry roasted malts, faint cocoa powder, and wet oats.

The taste is full of roasted malts that give a very dry brownie a cocoa nuance. The front is dry, while the finish is smooth and syrupy.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear deep amber/brown when pouring, black in the glass with a one finger tan head.

S-Oats, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Good balance in the nose.

T-Blend of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and oats. Sweet. Not much bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, lots of carbonation for the style, creamy.

O-As it warms though it starts to go awry, roasted/burnt seems to overpower. It still is a good stout though.

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Photo of Lahoi
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've only started to get into stouts and porters, so perhaps I don't know what I'm talking about here. Compared to the others I've had lately, this one so similar to some good ones (eg, Sierra Nevada's). VERY dark, nice head, decent lacing. Tasted and smelled very rich. Overall, a pleasant libation.

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Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date of 24 10 07 on the bottle. This comes courtesy of BARLEYWINEO!

Pours chestnut/mahogany with 3+ fingers of tan colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Coffee & cereal notes

T: Coffee ground & roasted malt, plus dryness up front. A bit of iron. Finishes roasty a little dry, with more coffee ground notes

MF: Smooth, oily, with medium carbonation

Drinks pretty good, a good starter oatmeal stout

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark ruby color with a thick creamy light tan head. Lacing is great and retention pretty good.

Nose is pretty dead on for the style with lots of roasty chocolate, creamy oatmeal and a smattering of grassy hops.

One of the hoppier oatmeal stouts I have had, accentuated by some toasty malt notes and rather high carbonation. Roasty chocolate flavors get lost a bit and the body is pretty thin, but overall this was an easy drinking oaty stout that I would be happy to drink again.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the taproom this one's on cask, of course had to have one of those.

Black as usual, head and lace are pretty good for a cask beer. Great roasty and lightly coffee smells and tastes, lots of roasted malt character, just a touch of hops for balance, and a good lite woody flavor from the cask.

Rich and thick, oh so easy to drink and tasty on cask. Anything from here is always recommended, especially if it's on cask.

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Photo of Bonis
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes: 9/10/11

A - Dark dark brown, not quite black but close. Generous bubbly cream colored head, fades quick and leaves minimal lacing.

S - Roasted and caramel malts, a tad woody. Bitter silky chocolate. Nothing really comes out big. Decent overall.

T - Luckily, this tastes better than it smells. The roast and caramel malts carry over from the nose. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee malt are noted. Sweet initially with a subtle bitter dry finish. A solid oatmeal stout.

M - Pretty full bodied for an oatmeal stout. A bit of sticky sugar coats the mouth with each drink. A slight lingering bitterness is left as well.

O - Again, this is a solid oatmeal stout, but nothing amazing for the style (which I thoroughly enjoy). Another nice offering from Schlafly. Glad I picked up some of their beers on my last out of state beer trip.

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Photo of bdoogy
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smibroncos
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Poured a dark opaque, coffee color, with a frothy creamy tan two finger head. Great lacing on the glass.

S. Coffee, chocolate malt, herbs, carmel,leaves

T. Moderately sweet, an average bitterness. Short duration. No off flavors.

M. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

D.Nice brew not as thick and creamy as Guiness. A strong coffee, chocolate character with a nice bitter finish.

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Photo of OzarkElmo
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Jan. 23 Bottle - pour into shaker glass. Pours clear, deep brown/amber (okay I am color blind!). Moderate head with good lacing throughout. Medium body - malty, chocolates, slightly bitter. Very enjoyable offering from the fine people at Saint Louis Brewery - Cheers!

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours an opaque black with a one and a half inch rocky sandy white and brown tinged head.

S: Smooth and sweet, sort of creamy aroma with hints of toasted malt and that good old oatmeal. Good and fruity in there as well.

T/MF: Pretty toasty for an oatmeal stout but it really doesn't bother me that much because it tastes very good. There are fruity highlights in here as well that just let you know that there are some hops being used up in this beer, oatmeal flavor comes in smooth and thick in the finish. Mouthfeel is consistent, coats the tongue in an equally smooth and snappy feel.

D: Not a bad beer by any stretch but nothing really stands out here to make me want another, I am going to drink it and enjoy it because it tastes good but I am ultimately going to forget out it in the long run.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%

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

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

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCon
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ Jack Patrick's (10th & Olive) in St. Louis, MO for $3.75. Tapped from the Black Tap Handle into a 16oz Guinness Nonic Glass.

Aroma- A slight oat aroma hidden behind the most dominant attribute, roastiness. Also has a burnt aroma with a ton of grain.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger, dark brown head that has poor retention. The body is an opaque, dark brown color. Leaves sudsy lacing behind.

Flavor- Oats, choco, and roasty flavors come and go this entire drink! Grainy comes around also with a background of sweet malts. Finishes with a light-medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Lightly Carbonated, Smooth, and has a bit of grain/roast that stays around on the palate.

Overall Impression- Great oatmeal stout! I've had many times in bottle but never on tap! I'll be enjoying the Coffee Stout by Schlafly very soon as well. Go for this if you enjoy a nice, roasty stout with good oaty and grainy attributes. Don't order if your looking for a medium bodied brew or anything less than medium-full. Could be substituted for a meal!

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Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tronester
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa. Taste begins with a bit of bittersweet chocolate, then some dense bread, then some smoked wood, and a bit of earthiness in the finish. Pretty good mouthfeel. Overall quite a good Oatmeal stout, I would get this again.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Vancer for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, leaves some nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of sweet malts, and caramel. The taste is nice sweet malts, and caramel. Light-Medium body. Very drinkable, a nice little oatmeal stout.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Typical oatmeal stout as far as color and appearance. Not as creamy or heavy a feel as some classic oatmeal stouts I've had. Flavor was real easy,not too bitter,sweet,or malty. A very enjoyable stout that I will try again

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Photo of delta490
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-deep black. Very short lived tan head. Minimal retention and no lacing left in the glass

S- deep rich malt, a little chocolate and coffee notes

T-a rich malty stout. Hints of chocolate and coffee.

M- silky smooth. No noticeable carbonation feeling

O-a pretty tasty stout

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Photo of gford217
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of STLStoutAddict poured into a snifter.

Pours dark, dark brown, not quite pitch black, with ruby hints around the edges. The head is small but dense and dissipates to a swirl on the top leaving sporadic lacing. The smell has some sweet malts and a bit of cocoa with a big oatmeal presence on top. The taste has a little more complexity than the smell with a larger presence of dark fruit and roasted malts. The oatmeal is still present in the taste just not as dominant as the nose. The mouthfeel is on the thin side as stouts go with good carbonation. The oatmeal leaves the finish a little dry and bitter, but not too bad. This is a decent oatmeal stout though it's not the most complex or tasty example I've had. Still recommended.

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Photo of budgood1
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out black as night. thin head and nice lacing. light aromas of burnt roasted malt and a bit of hops. dark roasted malts are evident, even burnt or woody in profile. malts add bitterness, but an above average hop presence adds some more flavors, and a bit of additional bittrness in the finish. pretty smooth, as an oatmeal stout should be. a slightly thin mouthfeel is masked by the above average hopping. can't find too much fault here. a good stout!

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