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Schlafly Nitro Stout

Schlafly Nitro Stout
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Formerly brewed at Saint Louis Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
St. Louis, Missouri USA


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This medium-bodied, nitrogenated dry stout has the bitterness of roasted barley with flaked barley added for a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4242) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
Draft at taproom. Pours coca-cola brown with an inch of thick khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Nice roasted malt thing on the nose. Mouthfeel is not as slick as I thought it was going to be. It’s a little thin on the tongue but the roasted malt does come through. Finishes clean. Solid but I think I prefer their extra dry version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Decent stout. Dark malt aromas with roasted essence. Dark chocolate color with a thin foamy head. Smooth palate with lighter weight and a dry finish. Good style characteristics with a roasted and woody flavor that finished dry with complimenting hops. A little better than average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Dark black. Small bubbles in foam. Sits well on palate. Charred. Hints of oak. Pretty Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours a pitch black, like oil. Small amount of dark tan, almost light brown frothy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is quite malty. Coffee and chocolate notes along with a slight burned caramel smell. A small amount of herbal hoppiness. Taste is medium-heavy bitter and lightly sour. You can really taste the coffee in this one. Its a very strong after taste that intensifies for a bit even after you have swallowed. Full bodied with a thick, creamy texture. Average carbonation leads to a long, bitter coffee finish. Overall, this is a damn good beer. Wish I could get this every day!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Tasted on-tap 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. Marketed as "Nitro Stout." True-to-style, which is a good one, but otherwise unimpressive. I know it’s become fashionable to dog Guinness, but I still like it better than most micros. Schlafly’s is fine, and still a go-to beer when I’m at the brew-pub, but not as crisp and complex as I would like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, chocolate, coffee with cream, toast, and earth. Flavor of roasted chocolate malts, cream, light coffee, toast, and earthy hops. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a smooth, dry, toasty palate. This is a dry stout done damn near perfectly. Labeled "Nitro Stout" at the festival and sometimes "Irish" or "Dry", it’s all the same great dry stout that Schlafly nailed. I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2009
On tap at Springhurst Liquor Barn, labled as Dry Stout- Pours black with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of light roast, chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Draft… Pitch black ale with a small, velvety, off-white head. Good retention. The nose offers espresso, charcoal, dark chocolate and blueberry. Medium-bodied and watery with tickling carbonation. The flavor is fairly acrid and provides a good bit of dark chocolate, but is also a touch thin. Diluted, lightly bitter finish. Probably would have been more enjoyable on nitro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Served under the title "Dry Stout" on my 6-11-09 visit. Pours a very dark black/brown color with a thick, creamy, dense, tan head. Aroma had a pronounced heavy roasted malt scent with a light coffee bitterness hiding in the rear. Flavor is a slightly bitter roasted malt presence, slightly acidic bite, coffee is light with a more roasted malt character and finishes with a slight sourness and a very nice dry bite. Density of the beer is great and the carbonation is moderate and fine.

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