Road Slush Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
631 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:
631
Reviews:
249
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
74
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 631 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of jimmah120
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date

Pours a very dark mahogany/amber with a frothy 3cm mocha head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, cocoa powder, and roasted nut. Taste is similar - semisweet but dry cocoa powder at first, roasted malt flavorings and sweet toffee next, ending with a touch of bitter piney hops and warm barley. Mouthfeel could be a little creamier and a little less drying.

Almost more of a full-flavored brown ale than an oatmeal stout, this dark brew is nutty, chocolatey, and bitter. Great beer.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of RyanGustner
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of lurpy1
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into 2 pint glasses. Had no idea NG made stouts.

Cola brown pour, not a lot of head. A little more translucent that I like a stout to be.

Smell is reasonably pronounced with burnt malt and oats, but is also a little bit bitter. Announces itself.

Taste does not. I found this drink watery and lacking flavor. There is a little bit of malt and an even littler bit of coffee in there, but it wasn't a very big beer at all. Didn't taste unpleasant, just didn't taste strong enough.

The oats lent themselves well to mouthfeel, nice and smooth. Finishes well.

NG's routine beers are merely average and their speciality beers are spectacular. This falls into the average category. It is an OK drink, nothing more. If recommended means I encourage you to buy it if it's the best thing on the menu, then yes, I recommend it.

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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jawneyt
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of martyl1000
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of mater
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sidaot
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of mwilbur
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Nice super dark--almost opaque--brown with 1/4 inch dark tan head that fairly quickly recedes.
S: Chocolate malt, toasted malt, caramel, and a hit of hops.
T: A definite step up from the aroma. Nice chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, and soft oatmeal notes. Very nice.
M: Smooth with a mildly bitter roasted finish.
D: Another solid New Glarus offering. Great session brew. Good drinkability.

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Photo of KajII
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

The pour was a murky dark brown with a huge (3-4 fingers) light brown frothy head that lasted throughout and had excellent sticky streaks of lacing.

The aroma was mild of a cereal malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of coffee, milk chocolate, molasses and a slight nutty presence.

The taste was sweetly malty with a strong note of chocolate early on and finished about the same with a mild bitter note of coffee towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with a nice sweet coffee ending.

Mouthfeel was medium to full in body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall a great Sweet Stout that had just a slight mild bitterness to it.

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Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Onenote81
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle sent to me from BeerFMAndy. Huge thanks! This one has been on my 'wants' list for quite some time...

Poured into my Highland pint glass. Pours a dark cola-color with a thick tan head on top. A good two-fingers worth for sure. A very pleasing bouquet with fresh cookies, dark breads, sweet warm malts. Really nice nose.

Excellent body here too as the oats impart a creamy smooth texture, while the moderate carbonation sharpens the edges. Chocolate malt, brown sugar-sweetened oatmeal, little bit of caramel sweetness. Very well-done beer here. After my last NG experience, I needed a good reminder was to why this is one of my top-5 breweries. This beer reminded me. Thanks, Andy.

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Photo of johnhenryconway
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of herman77
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a very light tan head that is pretty big at first, but dies down to a thin cap. Great sticky lacing that is sticking all over the place.

S: Roasted malt, light coffee, a hint of coco and bittersweet chocolate.

T: Dry roasted malt up front with hints of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. More sweetness in the taste than the nose. Nice smooth taste. Finishes with a touch of astringency from the roasted malt.

M: Medium body, a touch on the higher end for carbonation for a oatmeal stout, but its still pretty smooth.

O: Good drinkability, abv is a little on the higher side for an oatmeal stout in my opinion. Well done for sure. It's better than a lot of oatmeal stouts out there, but there are some better ones too.

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Photo of DrGonzoDDS
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of brystmar
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour, average head and lace. Nose holds deep, roasty malts; chocolate; good amount of yeast. Taste follows suit with a nice, full body courtesy of the oats. Hops join the party towards the end; finishes dry with lingering hop bitterness.

Another good beer from New Glarus, though it cannot compete with Breakfast Stout. :)

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Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 631 ratings.
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