MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans and their charred edges are surrounded by tiramisu sweetness and chocolate in this agreeable Coffee Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the darkness.
-The finish is also a touch acidic.
-Carbonation is a bit too prickly for my liking in this type of dessert-like flavor profile.
-This is not trying to reinvent the style. It’s just doing a good job, and that’s fine with me when I’m in the mood for coffee flavors in beer.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Un liquide embouteillé avec amour le 01-18-13. Merci Patrick. Sous le nom de Coffee Stout. Une bière brune avec une mousse mince. Un nez de lait au chocolat avec du café ou du café froid su chocolat. La bouche est mince à la limite de l’aqueux. Les saveurs diluées sont de chocolat et de café froid. Une bière qui ressemble à un fond de thermos de café au lait le lendemain d’une brosse.
SlovakSniper (2753) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Une bouteille née le 18 janvier 2013. Un liquide presque noir et une tête qui résiste à cette chaleur accablante. Des arômes de cendre, de café, de caramel et de noisettes se logent dans mes narines. Des saveurs de café et de grains rôtis s’étendent avec simplicité sur mes papilles. Un corps de faible densité se pointe sur mon palais tandis qu’une texture faiblemement crémeuse semble se construire sur ma langue. Une finale amère comme une fève de café qu’on écrase avec les dents. Bof.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small head. Cold coffee grounds and mild chocolate. Not bad.
Kshlava (55) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good aroma. Even out of the bottle. A good oatmeal stout flavor. I love the coffee taste! Surprised by this one!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EtTuCthulhu (850) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma smells like slightly like not-so-fresh brewed coffee with very little of anything else coming through in the nose, and the appearance is a black color with a small off-white head. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sweet, and a touch umami, and the palate combines a bitter finish, full body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation.
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate color with rust highlights and very little head at all, the aroma is espresso and caramel and malt and a little hint of hops. The flavor adds cola to the mix. The sip finishes with a Coca Cola like bit of burn. I liked this. I didn’t love it, but if you were to hand me one, I’d thank you.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich black pour, with strong coffee scents dominating. Tastes like a smooth, roasty iced coffee. Hop and coffee bitterness play together well, with neither going over the top. Medium to heavy body, but doesn’t sit heavy after going down. One of my favorite coffee stouts, especially for the price.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20100219.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts, cocoa and some chocolate. Flavor of licorice, coffee notes, cocoa and caramel malts. Very nice and roasty.
Chad9976 (1066) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tend to associate coffee stouts with being big imperial brews, so when I find one in a smaller body it’s an interesting experience. Schlafly Coffee Stout is more of a standard American stout with coffee added, and is a drinker-friendly beer in many ways. It’s not as good as the imperialized brews, but for something on the smaller end it’s impressive.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet.
Appearance: Opaque black body. Forms a small, tan, soapy head which almost completely dissipates and leaves little lacing on the glass.
Smell: Medium-roast coffee aroma plus a general sweet scent.
Taste: If you want the delectable palate of a coffee stout but without the density of an imperial, then Schlafly Coffee Stout is the beer for you. Remarkably sweet all around, with an almost cola-like taste and accompanying sweetness, yet not overtly sugary or cloying. A gentle bitterness through the middle imparting some roasted malt taste and a hint of hops. The palate ends with a coffee taste that’s on the darker, more robust spectrum (though it should be since the label says it’s brewed with French roasted coffee). The coffee taste lingers for a moment or two and can actually be savored with some effort. It’s a somewhat simplistic, repetitive palate, but that’s okay because the net result is a taste I really enjoy.
Drinkability: What really makes this beer appreciable is the fact its palate is flavorful without needing the raw energy of a bigger beer. The mouthfeel and body are both perfectly medium - neither thick nor thin, neither short nor cloying. It goes down smooth with an aftertaste that’s quite clean. At 5.7% ABV it would be easy to throw back a few of these as dessert with any guilt.