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:
#8,449
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 Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
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 jzeilinger
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black, opaque, dark cream colored lacing that's very frothy and sticky.

S - Chocolate roast, light smokiness, cream.

T - Smokey dark chocolate roast, cream, light char, delicate smoke, lingering chocolate roast bitterness with a little bit of cream

M - Medium body and ends a little thin.

O - An easy drinking stout with nice flavor.

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of yourefragile
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Dark chocolate black color with a quickly fading beige head. Aroma is espresso, roasted malt, and oats; not overly bitter. Nice, moderately sweet flavor dominant with roasted malts, and mild chocolate. Finish has strong dry flavor of oats and little bitterness. Medium bodied and very drinkable, a nice balanced take on the style.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 12/29/2014, poured into a snifter 2/2/2015.

A- Medium-dark brown body, cola coloured and somewhat opaque. Pours with a two finger offwhite head, not unlike slightly muddy snow; average retention, a bit of lacing.

S- Clean roasted barley, mild earthy hop aromas, a bit of black coffee and dark chocolate. A bit of caramel. Smells just about right, I think, for an oatmeal stout.

F- Black coffee but without any coffee grounds type flavour, a good bit of bitter dark chocolate, plenty of roast. Small amounts of caramel and brown sugar rounds things out. Mild-moderate earthy bitterness that is quite nice and balances out the roast quite well. A very balanced stout.

M- Thin-medium bodied. Not quite watery as it has a good depth of flavour, but I feel that the body on this beer is a bit lacking. Still, it is full flavoured with a mildly bitter earthy finish.

O- I enjoy this oatmeal stout a lot as a typical weeknight drinker. Plenty of flavour at 6.2% ABV makes for a nice winter warmer when it's cold and snowy out. Very balanced and well-put together, as typical of New Glarus beer.

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Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!

It pours a dark brown with some reddish tones and a huge head of foam. Lots of lacing and good head retention.

The smell has notes of dark chocolate, oats, some coffee, some bread, and an underlying tartness. Interesting nose but I'm not overly impressed with it.

The taste is of milk chocolate, coffee, oats, caramel, and some bread. Not overly assertive for the style but pretty drinkable. I reckon this one is ~6%abv as I don't get any warming and I'm not sensing any alcohol in the nose or the taste.

It has a light to medium mouthfeel and it finishes with just a touch of dark chocolate bitterness.

I think this is a pretty good Oatmeal Stout that maybe lacks some of the character that I've found in others of the style b ut never the less, is easy to quaff. I'm glad I got the chance to try it.

Edit: Ok, so I checked their website and they list this brew at 6.2%abv. Good job, Bill! lol

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
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 beergorrilla
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jschott75
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this stout!

Dark black in color with a white head.

Smells of chocolate and coffee. Smells great!

Has a complex taste. Very drinkable stout, not as heavy as most stouts, but heavy enough. Has a little bit of a nice bite to it right at the end of the tasting.

This beer is really good at both warm or cold serving temperatures.

Probably one of the top 3 oatmeal stouts I have ever had.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 ppoitras
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/8" brown head over the opaque dark brown brew. Head fades slowly, with heavy coating lacing. Aroma is rich and hearty dark grains, oatmeal apparent. Flavor is just right for an oatmeal stout. No domination of chocolate or coffee, just a nice balance that allows the oatmeal character to shine through. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is excellent as well. Nice stuff.

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Photo of n2185
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scruffwhor
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Once again... thank you Mr... jlukasik for hooking me up with this beer.

Pours a mixture of dark brown with deep garnet highlights. Not much of a head after the pour, and only a half and half ring of foam after a few sips. No visible bubbling and no lacing. The aroma is a well put medium coffee with some grainy biscuits faintly lingering around. The first sip is a lightly nutty, straight black coffee. The middle is a little fruity flavor mixed with a more watered down coffee flavors that leads to a quick, dry finish. The palate went by a litl to fast. The greatnutty coffee flavor was there at the beginning of each sip. But it went away too quickly.

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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 Dactrius
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrJay
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark with mahogany highlights. There was a little bit of cascading after the pour, resulting in a dense cap of light brown head. Good retention and clumpy lacing. Dry roast and nutty aroma with a light sourness. Plenty of roasted flavour balanced with a pleasant sweetness. Mild bitterness seemed to come partly from hops, partly from dark grains. Smooth, creamy body with low carbonation and medium/full body. A solid stout. Thanks HogTownHarry!

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Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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