Road Slush Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
633 Ratings
Road Slush StoutRoad Slush Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 02-10-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
633
Reviews:
249
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
74
For Trade:
2
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Photo of DeaconBluez
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

much thanks to thomashardy for this 12 oz sharing

beautiful pitch black beer with brownish red edges and chocolate milk colored head. nice 1 1/2 finger head, accompanied by some with nice lacing. nice, sweet cocoa and espresso. very up in your face. taste is very much the same, but somewhat more tame. the mouthfeel is somewhat thin, not like a lot of the stouts out there. overall, this was a very pleasing beer. i really wish i had more access to new glarus, the haven't disapointed me yet.

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Photo of TheRealPour
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ppoitras
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/8" brown head over the opaque dark brown brew. Head fades slowly, with heavy coating lacing. Aroma is rich and hearty dark grains, oatmeal apparent. Flavor is just right for an oatmeal stout. No domination of chocolate or coffee, just a nice balance that allows the oatmeal character to shine through. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is excellent as well. Nice stuff.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dogbrick for the chance to sample this one.

Aroma: Dark wet grains, roasted barley, dark creamed coffee, oats, and a touch of sweetness.

Appearance: Inky black pour with a fluffy tan head. A few carbonation streams through the body.

Flavor: Coffee grounds, charcoal, burnt grains (maybe black patent), a touch of oats, and a hint of sweetness. The roasted character definitely dominates.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, mildly astringent.

Overall impression: This one's a winner in my book. I'd have this in my regular rotation if available. I'm a fan of the strong roasted character and just enough sweetness to not cave in your palate. Strongly recommended.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a hint of ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid one finger of beige head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty and roasty malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, oatmeal, and caramel. Dark roasted barley malt with hints of chocolate, oatmeal, caramel, and toast along with some hints of coffee, nuts, biscuit, cream, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Subtle hints of earthy hops. A very solid toasty smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty and roasty dark malt driven taste with good notes of chocolate, oatmeal, and caramel. Upfront roasted malt with notes of dark chocolate, oatmeal, toast, and caramel as well as some coffee, biscuit, nuts, and yeast. Sweet notes of cream, milk, and brown sugar. Backing notes of earthy hops. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good version of an Oatmeal Stout. Good dark malt and oat flavors with a nice creamy body.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a La Fin Du Monde Tulip glass, courtesy of a trade with @humuloner22
A: Deep dark brown with a thick tan head. Better than expected lacing.

S: Roasted coffee, chocolate, some oatmeal.

T: Coffee up front with a slight bitterness, some chocolate some oatmeal. .

M: Medium bodied, appropriated carbonation Coffee lingers on the tongue.

Overall: Excellent example of the style. /Like a little brother to Founders Breakfast Stout or Wake n Bake.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this stout!

Dark black in color with a white head.

Smells of chocolate and coffee. Smells great!

Has a complex taste. Very drinkable stout, not as heavy as most stouts, but heavy enough. Has a little bit of a nice bite to it right at the end of the tasting.

This beer is really good at both warm or cold serving temperatures.

Probably one of the top 3 oatmeal stouts I have ever had.

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Photo of WJVII
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass this beer poured a deep brown, completely nontransparent, with a mouth watering 1/2 in thick cream head that lasted very well leaving thick patches along the side of the glass. The smell was heavily clouded by yeast, but there was a warm chocolate and noticeable roasted almond backdrop. The taste was as warm as the smell. Great flavors of thick oatmeal and chocolate, with some yeast residue in the after taste. This has a great thick body with moderate to light carbonation. With spring in the air this is a great beer to sit outside in the cool temps and enjoy!

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Photo of drpimento
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Damn fine brew! Poured with a nice fine foamy head and plenty of lace. Rich stout aroma. Dark garnet color, almost opaque. Not overly sweet - very well balanced actually. Good play between sweet and bitter/dry.Velvety texture. Quite drinkable, even to say perhaps a session beer. Yum!

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown to black. Smell is toasty and a little creamy. Taste follows and it is really nice. For me, this is a perfect session stout. I could drink 4-5 of these in a sitting. I highly recommend this. New Glarus does it again!

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
6.2% ABV

A - Pouring dark, dark brown with deep amber-brown highlights, Road Slush looks just a little bit hazy but is accompanied by a large and well-retained head; the bone-colored foam leaving some good rings of lace on the glass.

S - Road Slush's roasted aroma comes floating out with assertion bringing with it dark toasted bread crusts, dry cocoa-rolled coffee beans, and plenty of flaked oats on the finish; simple, straight-forward, and inviting.

T - Dry roasted malts provide a faint dark chocolate flavor while creamy oats provide a soft transition into just a light waft of smoke; a unique finish to the beer.

M - Creamy and smooth with gentle carbonation and a medium-full bodied mouthfeel, Road Slush has roasted dry finish that carried with it some lingering but balancing bitterness.

O - New Glarus' Road Slush stout is might not be a frilly beer, loaded with different ingredients but, what Road Slush lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for in classic aroma and flavor. Straight-up roasted malts and flaked oats create a wonderful stout profile that's robust-yet-smooth, a perfect combination to kick back with on a chilly winter day.

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Photo of Hugonaut13
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrKarl
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich, caramelish, and even slightly minty due to the hops was my first impression of New Glarus' Road Slush Stout. The black body was almost completely opaque when held to the light except for a thin ring of gleeming mahogany just beneath the creamy dark tan head. The retention was surprisingly limited given the style, and it dropped quickly to just a wide creamy collar. The nose offered dark malts with caramel and a charred roastiness but little chocolate. In the mouth it flowed smoothly, and somewhat creamily, with a dextrinous medium body and moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation. The flavor was supple and superbly rounded, wrapping lightly sweet caramel in a thin coating of almost burnt roastiness. Coffee character appeared, followed by hint of nuttiness and then some minty and grassy hops. More charred roastiness came through in the lingering finish. Quite nice! Very mellow despite the richness, with no dark malt acidity. It's low-key bitterness balances it, and allows the full character of the caramel malts to come through, where otherwise they might be blunted. A very enjoyable, straightforward and drinkable stout! Kudos!!!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Road slush pours black with a big lacing head. There is a big rich malty aroma, with sweet notes. The taste has a hint of smoke and a hing of chocolate, lots of sweet lactose flavors. A little watery, but still nice flavors. Overall its a very solid stout, not fancy, just straight forward.

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Photo of Khushrenada
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skidz
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out thick, charred brown and sits deafening black in the glass with a good sized brown head, fading to a faint skim with plenty of lacings.

Smells rich and roasty with chocolate tones all over. Gooey oats and charred wood along the sides. Mouth-watering.

Tastes mildly sweet up front, roasted malts punch up from the start throwing out charred oak and chocolate. Faint hints of raisins in the back, nosebleed section. Finishes just as it started, inviting the next portion to be ingested.

Smooth is a word to descibe this, I'll leave it at that.

Very tasty, and I must say, with only a couple other stouts ever coming out of NG, this is definately the best thus far.

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Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a minimal white head leaving a wisp.

Smells of chocolate, roasted coffee and oats.

Similar flavors as the aroma. Chocolate and roasted coffee up front. There's a definite grainy characteristic throughout along with the oats and a good amount of hop bitterness. Overall very pleasant.

Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.

Very pleasantly surprised by this one and I usually think oatmeal stouts are kind of boring, but New Glarus once again proves they can make me like something I didn't think I would.

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Photo of atoulouk
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MidwestBA
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevSal
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Riik3
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of aubzachsyd
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 633 ratings.
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