Road Slush Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

Road Slush StoutRoad Slush Stout
BA SCORE
70.1%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 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:
#8,455
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
633
Liked:
444
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
9.56%
Alströms:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
76
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 633 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Smooth, big dark chocolate malts, oatmeal makes for creamy mouthfeel, semi sweet. Roasted chocolate malt nose. Black/Brown, opaque, tan head of ringed lattice. Full but not heavy body.

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Photo of Bdubz94
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Pours black with small head that leaves pretty decent lacing. Very roasted taste, smooth and easy to drink. Good feel, a bit lighter than expected. Not New Glarus's specialty, but they still make a tasty stout.

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Photo of DrKarl
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thornburyslasher
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runwild99
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerguy04
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown beer with a red tint. Not much of a head. No real smell. Tastes of subtle chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is light for a stout. Overall, it's okay.

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Photo of Schlitz74
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good stout, it has a good off white head and a fair amount of lacing left on the glass. This is a regional beer worth trying when you come to Wisconsin.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MykeJ
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, clear, with dark red highlights and a thin tan head that almost completely disappeared. Smells of deep, roasted malts and chocolate milk! Tastes very roasty, some chocolate, and even resembles banana nut bread in the finish. Feel is very smooth, a bit light, mildly creamy and pretty well balanced with bitterness only seeming to come from the roasted malts. Overall, this is a great oatmeal stout. Maybe a touch thin, but that only makes it more consumable. Cheers!

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Photo of kinggimp
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alan_Bats
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- classic black stout
S- not many notes coming through. Would like more roasted character
T- can easily tell it is an oatmeal stout. But it's a little to "1-note." It needs more character at the end. More roasted barley would likely accomplish that. Slight roasted character, dried fruit and minor chocolate notes come through.
F- good body. Something that is important to the integrity of a stout, especially oatmeal stout.
O- good beer. One of New Glarus' best. Needs more depth but all the flavors that are present work well.

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Photo of crobinso
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate and roasted malt dominate the aroma.

Flavor is slightly acidic throughout, more roasty than chocolatey, with hints of licorice and a toasted barley finish.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L- pours dark brown, opaque, A thin, creamy, mocha head that leaves lacing.
S- A smokey, baking chocolate malt smell.
T- Malty sweetness that follows till the end. Slight chocolate and almost a very slight fig. Bitter, roasty finish.
F- Thin for a stout. bitterness causes some warming.
O- A thin stout with good chocolate and roasty finish.

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Photo of LeRose
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, Dark brown, almost black, with a nice dense beige cap.

The aroma is of roasted malts with some sweetness, a little bready or maybe oatmealy, and a touch of chocolate. A bit of fruit emerges as the beer warms.

The taste is typical of a "light" stout, with none of the charred/burnt acrid taste that can happen. There is rather more of a milk chocolate taste than I expected, but still in a supporting role to the malts. I find a bit of acidity as well, but not enough to call it sour. Nice level of bitterness makes this a smooth drinker, and there is a fruit component I can't quite pin down. The mouthfeel reads porter more than stout, but I do like the creaminess and smoothness that the oatmeal contributes.

So...hmmm...overall, an easy drinkng, accessible stout/porter from a brewery that doesnt typically feature stouts. Tasty...check. Drinkable...check. Worth chasing after...not so much. I would call it more of a reliable every-day drinker that you dont need to fuss over.

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Photo of FBarber
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color - completely opaque. Velvety mocha head dissipates slowly leaving a layer of velvet foam with some sticky lacing. Beer appears somewhat thin to the eye particularly for a stout.

Smell has notes of roasted malts, oatmeal, chocolate, cocoa, and some raisin like aromas.

Taste is a very simple yet well crafted. Some roasted malts, oatmeal and fudge chocolate with a touch of dark fruit. Hops are there for bittering but take a back seat to the malts. Beer has some chocolate notes yet is not in any way too sweet.

Feel is certainly on the thin side for a stout - more what Id expect from a porter, but that does make it a very drinkable stout. Medium carbonation.

Overall a well crafted stout - stouts are not New Glarus' forte, but this is very good.

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Photo of B-Intense
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of cuttlery
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.1% out of 100 with 633 ratings
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