Road Slush Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
619 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:
619
Reviews:
246
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
74
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 619 |  Reviews: 246
Photo of crobinso
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -7.2%
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 -5.1%
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 +1.3%
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 +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of cuttlery
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjpolzin
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichardARoss
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid appearance with black color and over and ounce of head that looks light brown. Cool aroma, was unique, wasn't all roast, had somethin' else going on there that gave it a lively red fruit edge to it.

Just solid taste, mix of roast and smoothness from the oats in the mouthfeel. From bitterness rounded out to a smooth mouthfeel and the dark fruit angle, it has a great mouthfeel and development as it warms.

Good reliable beer.

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Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Dark brown with two finger head, fades with spots of lace. Roasty aroma and taste, mild vanilla sweetness, very mild smoke. Mouthfeel is thin but creamy. Solid oatmeal stout, enjoyed it.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a thick and creamy khaki colored head that retains long after the pour, leaving some small patches of lace behind

S- dark roasted malt gives aromas of chocolate, charred popcorn & caramel. Sweet oats gives it a bit of a creamy aroma

T- dark and toasty up front with some notes of charred malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and some smoky and earthy notes. Mor char on the linger

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a lighter creamy finish

O- with all of the barrel aging and added adjuncts to stouts these days, sometimes it's nice to just drink a straight up oatmeal stout

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Photo of LoveStout
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poloplaya
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 619 ratings.
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