thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Pours a nice dark black. With a smallish tan head. Aroma is smoky and coffee. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, oats carmel,malts and vanilla. Lots of things to roll over the tounge on the way down. Very flavorful and pleasing. Schlafly’s best by a mile. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
This beer was sampled off of the tap at The Tap Room in St. Louis. This beer pours a black color with a definite creamy pearlish head. The aroma is of coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, oats, and chocolate. The taste is very sweet and incredibly balanced. Chocolates, vanilla, and oats surround your palate upfront with bittering dry and grainy chocolate and hops in the finish to balance this out. Oats and dry malts finish this beer and lead to a slightly astringent hop bittering finish. Nice and well rounded. steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pours deep dark brown with slight tan head. Nose is of carmel maltiness and a slight roasty vanilla presence. Flavor is like sweet, oatmeal drowned with molasses. Nice bitter contrast and somewhat smoky finish. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Sample at the Taproom. Dark molasses color, a bit thin-looking. Big, creamy chocolate nose, with nice helpings of coffee and vanilla. Really interesting flavors, quite sweet and choco-caramelly with that swath of vanilla throughout; fabulous body, very thick but quite drinkable; bit lactic, sour and vinous at the finish. Somehow manages to be light, refreshing, deep and complex all at once; world-class sweet stout. Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
The oatmeal sweetness is quickly accompanied by caramel and a touch of hops. Of the brewer’s products that I tasted, this was my favorite pending the rest...
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 On tap at the Bottleworks brewpub. Dark brown with ruby highlights. This is a very mellow stout. Roasted flavor with a great hop tang. A very thick malt finish. Smooth oatmeal balance, but body is slightly on the weak side. Beer becomes sweeter as it warms. UPDATE 11/2006: Not as great as I once thought. Good roastd flavor and rich, but is lacking in the aroma category. Definitely drink this on tap, not in the bottle. smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Bottle - big roasty aroma. Very nice! Dark brown with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Roast in the flavor as well with a biting bitterness. Smooth palate with just a touch of fizz. Another good one from Schlafly! ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2004
a good oatmeal stout, thanks bill! pours dark brown with a tan head that goes away quick. very smooth and easy drinking. smell is malty and sweet smelling. this is a good brew from the midwest- i like, i like. thanks again bill! kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2004
(druaght) Deep black with tan head. Aroma is faintly sweet oatmeal. Flavor is roast malt, slightly sweet, with some coffee and hints of chocolate. ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Prominent oatmeal aroma gets joined with coffee and roast. A large beige head sits on top. Not quite totally opaque, just a hint of light gets through this very dark brown stout. Velvetly smooth body backdropped against a moderatly bitter ale.