Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malt notes with a side of black chocolates. Taste is also dominated by some roasted malt with a side of black chocolate. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not the most complex beer but well enjoyable with good balance between the flavours and good drinkability.
jbuskirk (436) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oatmeal stouts have a way of triggering the pleasure receptors in my brain. I love the balance and sleek feel that they have to offer - well, the good ones, anyway. Schlaflyís oatmeal stout provides all of that. It has a brownish-black body that is surprisingly light, but the blanket of small, tight bubbles creates a lovely head. Itís perfectly smooth and the balance between the chocolate and roasted coffee spice is excellent. Aroma is a little light, but offers an enticing scent of fresh coffee and spicy cocoa. The finish is creamy but also refreshing. These St. Louis brewers clearly have a handle on the style. This beer gives the legendary English oatmeal stouts a run for their money.
radio_nowhere (797) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Bottle into snifter glass, deep dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and slight tart note. Taste brings out stronger coffee notes, some nuttiness, breadiness and cocoa. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy with roast finish. Interesting tart-leaning aroma, overall solid oatmeal stout.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
14oz on tap at St Loius Shlafly Bar and Grill at the airport.
A - Dark brown body with 1 finger of tan head. Solid patterns of lacing.
S - Roasted malts, dusting of cocoa powder, hints of coffee.
T - Chocolate grains, dark roasted malty bitterness, dark bread crust, coffee bitterness on the finish.
M - Moderate stingy carbonation, light bodied.
Nice roast character with cocolate bitterness. Moderate stingy carbonation takes away from some of the smoothness I was hoping for. All in all good, but not great.
Serving type: on-tap
CharmCityCrab (149) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
They really threw the kitchen sink into this one- to the point where I am having to do some serious swishing to be able to identify individual flavors because it is so intense. Definitely your typical stout malts and some roasted malts, plus notes of coffee, chocolate, raisins, and, of course, oatmeal. Got this in a mix sixer, but I think I may have yo look into availability and pricing for full 6 or 12 packs of this in my area. Best stout Iíve had in a while.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown to black color with a beige head. The aroma contains mostly chocolate and coffee. The flavor is more bitter than sweet with a lot of coffee showing up. Some oats and chocolate in there also. The finish is also slightly bitter. Overall a nice session stout.
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma is slightly of cooked eggs, but not in a bad way honestly. its a bit fizzy, but otherwise it tastes pretty middle of the road stout. easily redrinkable. sure, its decent.
beerme31 (486) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black thin tan lacing. Fairly mild aroma for the style, roasted, coffee, oatmeal. Medium sweet taste. Medium-full body, texture on the creamy side, mild bitter roasty finish. Overall good stout.
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok, Iím new to the oatmeal stout, and this one popped my proverbial cherry. Pours dark brown wit a ran head. Creamy mouth feel. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of chocolate. Not a bad start for me, I think. Iíve not had good luck with Schlafly but Iíll try more now.
jflopsu (533) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark black with light brown head. Has a strong coffee aroma. Taste is very strong of coffee and chocolate with a slight lingering aftertaste.