Road Slush Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
622 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:
622
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
74
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 622 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of ALC82
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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 Davit
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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 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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Photo of beerwolf77
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a dark brown orange with a beige two finger head. After settling a fair amount of sticky lace is left behind.

The aroma is a mix of light chocolate, coffee and roast malt. Not as sweet as a typical oatmeal stout but pleasant. There's a hint of tartness as well.

The flavor is a fairly light. Mild roast malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Not the most flavorful NG beer out there.

Medium to light body. A touch thin. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent easy drinker. I'm glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of Rihup
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of mythaeus
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BrownAleMale
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Small capped bottle poured into a snifter.

Pitch black, with very little head despite a vigorous pour, and little retention.
Nice aroma, the expected roasted malts, coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
It has a rather thin body for an oatmeal stout, and a good but rather shallow taste, with the same coffee and chocolate.
Decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

A- pours black with a big 2" mocha head. Lacing nearly coats the glass.

S- rich chocolate and roasted malts.

T- roasted malts, light bitter chocolate with a slight hop bitterness.

M- medium body. This beer is very smooth and has a nice creaminess from the oats.

O- very good oatmeal stout. I feel like a lot of oatmeal stouts lack flavor but not this one.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Charcoal black with an inch thick teddy bear brown head that quickly sinks to an eighth of an inch. Excellent lacing persists for some time thereafter.

Aroma is of huge chocolate malts and lots of roastiness, smoke, and char.

Taste is sweet and creamy with dry roasted coffee and chocolate. A bit on the light side of the flavor scale.

Mouthfeel…too light, way too light. This stout is more carbonated, light, and bubbly than creamy, smooth, and hearty like I would like it.

Drinkability is great, partially because of the lacking mouthfeel. A sixer of this goes down way easy.

Overall, I'm really pleased with this offering from NG. This is the best stout they've done so far and it's really close to being great.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer didn't really strike me as a stout - it seemed more akin to a brown ale. It had a lot of caramel taste and some copper color. Not bad, but not much unusual about it.

It poured a copper color with a bit of head. Aroma was of some caramel and earthiness; not a lot of roasty character. Flavor was a bit coppery/metallic with lots of body and a fair amount of caramel-ness and with a finish that was a bit earthy. I didn't taste any evidence of the presence of oatmeal or pick it up in the mouthfeel, which was unremarkable.

This beer was OK, but nothing too unusual. I'd weekly recommend it.

I bought this as a single bottle at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.

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Photo of TWStandley
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 622 ratings.
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