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Road Slush Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Road Slush StoutRoad Slush Stout
BA SCORE
3.87/5
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
Ranking:
#9,153
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
633
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
76
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 633 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of LoveStout
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Florida9
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown in color with some floaties swimming around. Pours with about a finger's worth of light tan head that slowly reduces to nothingness. A faint bit of lacing.

S: Muted nose of roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee.

T: Roasted malts, chocolate and bitter coffee. There is a slight peat flavor to it as well. Long lingering finish of roasted malt.

M: Mouthfeel loses me as it is not the smooth, creamy, luscious feel one would expect from an oatmeal stout. Actually, it's surprisingly sharp. Medium in body, but thin for the for the style as well.

D: Overall, this is a decent beer, but it's not what I would think of when I think of an oatmeal stout. The lighter body and flavor lends to easier drinking, though I am not sure that is necessarily a good thing.

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Photo of Robdiesel21
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eheinz
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scaliasux
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Black and opaque. Short dark tan head.

Smell - Roasted malt and coffee.

Taste - Prominent roasted malt flavor. Don't really pick up too much from the oatmeal or hops. Certainly not poor, but kinda one note.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light body. Might be alittle thin. Appears pretty highly carbonated.

Drinkability - Not bad, but not exceptional. Extra points because of the cool name and the fact that it comes from one of my favorite breweries. Picture on the bottle is a little hokey.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Oakbluff: Poured a clear black color stout with a big light brown foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aromas of dry roasted notes are dominating. Taste is also dominated by quite dry roasted malt with very little else to report. Body is a bit light for the style with some great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Overall, I thought this beer was simple without much complexity but still well done for the style. I have to admit that I have taste better beer form this brewer.

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Photo of Beejay
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black in body, the head is dense, rich, and tan in color. When held to the light the body becomes a reddish deep brown with some yeast floaties.

S: Nice roasted grain aroma, with some cocoa powder following. Some flour bread notes and oatmeal.

T: Coffee and roasted malt dominate the flavor. There is a hint of a sharp note, the finish is bready.

M: Medium thick in body, the carbonation is fine in size, although somewhat higher in carbonation. Fairly smooth in texture.

O: Overall a pretty good brew, although I could go for a little more dark malts, and somewhat less carbonation. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A) Dark brown, nearly black, held to light, just a little reddish hue. There was nearly a two finger head, that was tan and creamy looking. Decent retention and a bit of lacing.

S) Malty, deep roast here, slightly burnt, with coffee and oats, a bit of dark chocolate.

T) Mostly the roasted malt. The aroma was better. A little bit of coffee. Earthy flavors, a little grassy at the finish, but that is mainly some citrus rind, and really more bitter than I would have liked.

M) Medium bodied with more carbonation than I would have liked. A little prickly, with a slightly off aftertaste.

O) Not terrible, but I'm glad this was a single. I'll stick to Samuel Smith's for oatmeal stouts.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown in my snifter with a head of loosely organized bubbles. The aroma is is a bit vegetal with the suggestion of gas station coffee. Tastes more like roasty brown ale with a milk chocolate flavor than a stout. The coffee flavor isn't too bad, but it's a little fizzy. The finish to me is more dark brown ale than stout with a bit of the coffee flavor again. Hops are played way down in favor a roasted malt bitterness. Not quite what I remember from years ago.

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Photo of mykd
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of sjstraub
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Devi0us
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MyMindSpray
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of robear
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ericjubeck
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of maq89
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doyle
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Xthul
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GoatMother
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 633 ratings
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