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 AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown - almost black - with a thin lasting tan head.

The smell is of roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark earthy notes.

The taste is of sweet dark milk chocolate. Mild roast in the coffee-ish finish.

It could have a fuller flavor, but it is velvety smooth.

While not the most robust oatmeal stout, it does fit the style, and it is certainly smooth and easy-to-drink. A solid pick for an easy-drinking oatmeal stout!

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

January 2010 bottle

A- Half inch light tan head on top of a dark brown beer. Average head retention and lacing.

S- Chocolate.

T- Oatmeal, cocoa. Hint of smokiness. Slight hop bitterness...well balanced.

M- Adequate carbonation. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel for the style.

D/O- Middle of the pack oatmeal stout. Nice if you'd like more than one, otherwise skip.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Glarus Road Slush

Muddy brown with a slim, faded white head, half-drifted apart, like a waning moon.

Espresso tones in the aroma, roasted malts, a little chocolate. Coalescing nicely.

Full bodied, with a soft finish. Malty, rich, smooth, with cocoa in front of the flavors. Remains sweet throughout, but very well-balanced, and pretty much wavering on delicious. Really terrific oatmeal stout. Good sessioner, too.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GClarkage
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

07/23/06- Received as part of a gift from BA member Irishsnake.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Steelhead pint glass.

Appearance- About as black a pour as you can get. Not motor oil thickness, but tar black. Frothy 1/2 inch head..erodes soon after leaving a light dirty ring. Very faint traces of lacing left behind.

Smell- Damn, can you say spent cigarette ashes! This dude is burnt and dark. Maybe just a touch of some dark chocolate, but all I am getting is burnt to hell here. Not smoky though.

Taste- Thankfully, it doesn't taste like ashes. It is very dark, but it's got a nice malt sweetness to back up the extreme roasted flavor. A touch of chocolate and maybe even a dash of coffee.

Mouthfeel- A bit too carbonated for me, still a bit smooth though.

Drinkability- A pretty good oatmeal stout with some good flavor...provided you like a burnt malt flavor. Thanks again for all the great beers John!

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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 Gonzoillini
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Thanks goes out to a buddy that does not belong to BA for this one.

Pours a very nice black color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy/fizzy off-white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, lots of chocolate/coffee/toffee, nice touch of vanilla. The taste is very nice of malts, nice touch of vanilla for the sweetness, chocolate/coffee/toffee. Medium body. Drinkable, another very tasty brew from NG.

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

Poured a dark brown in color with ruby brown highlights that had a thin bubbly head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. Some really nice chocolatey greeted me first on the nose with some roasty character slight lacto milky notes and faint brown sugar notes as well. The chocolatey flavors are more apparent on the palate alongside lacto character but had mild roasty accents and a touch of underlying hops. It did have a little brown sugar notes too. The brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, milky, chocolatey, and creamy finish. I really did like the overall chocolate character in the beer and tought it drank good. Glad I got to tick this brew.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Sweffin
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tommy5
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap at NG during Beer Safari in Wisconsin

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A solid pour produces a three finger thick, lightly browned, fairly dense, tan colored head. The beer is a very dark brown, really almost black color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich ruby hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells up front of chocolated, but is quickly dominated by toasted grain notes, some burnt raisin aromas, burnt grain notes as well as notes of charred whole grain bread crust.

This is nice and roast focused without being too harsh. Up front this has a lightness to it that quickly gets a touch viscous as the beer slides across the tongue; the light-medium body helps to balance the dominant roast character. This does finish with a big roast character that produces a dry, bitter finish that lingers on the palate. A touch of dark cocoa is noticeable up front just before the roast character fully kicks in. The beer is then dominated by blackly toasted bread / grain notes, lightly sharp black coffee flavors and a touch of burnt-induced acidity. A touch of malty sweetness becomes a bit more noticeable as the beer warms, but this still finishes quite dry.

This is a nice example of a roast forward stout. I like that it remains balanced / in check and the roast character does not get overly astringent or acidic. I would be quite happy reaching for this when I wanted a session stout.

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Derek
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cola-coloured with a tan head; very little retention or lace.

S: Chocolate & grainy bread with a hint of spice.

T: Chocolate, dark bread, grain, nuts, light fruitiness, good bitterness, slight roasted/grainy astringency.

M: Moderate body is smooth with a slight acidity.

D: Decent, but not overly enticing.

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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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