Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle from a sampler pack. Pours a black body with an inch of tan head that recedes quickly to a rim of froth. The nose is coffee beans, toffee, tobacco, and subtle hops. Flavors include everything in the aroma plus dark fruits like plum and raisin. Lingering aftertaste of black licorice and more coffee. As I sip on this more, some subtle sweetness is emerging. Medium/full carbonation and full body. This lacks the silky mouthfeel common for the style, but overall, it has good flavor and not overwhelming. AbbeyRoade (547) - Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 1st rating: 2/25/2013: Medium body. Bitterness from hops. Black in color. Caramel, roasted malt notes present. I am not a fan of this, but it is a good beer for those who are alright with the hoppier accents in an oatmeal stout.
2nd rating: 8/30/2013:
Could have a thicker body and would be more enjoyable/smoother if there was less of a bitter bite to the end. Jet black color. Nice taste of coffee and a bit of chocolate. lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
pours black with a tan head. aroma is roasted malt, some coffee, and a little dark cocolate and oats. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger. the body is a little lighter for a stout, but altogether a descent oatmeal stout. so far the best beer I have had from this brewery. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Good but not great. Lots of bitter from start to finish. Of the three Schlafly's I definitely prefer the Pale Ale. 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!
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Re-rated 9/17/2009:
Bottle pours a nice deep brown/black with ruby edges and three fingers of fluffy, cream-colored head. Condenses quickly, laces well.
Smells of porridge (super oat-y) and hops, tastes similar. Flavor is fairly simplistic, just a good amount of roasted malt and oats and that signature sweetness from the caramel malt.
Smooth, medium body, and the extra 1% ABV helps this one beat out its Boulevard counterpart (the first StL win in my KC vs. StL showdown!)
Original Ɠ.5) - 5/2/2009: Tasting glass at Parkville Micro Brew Fest 2009. Possibly the best stout at the festival!
Deep brown with thick white head. Very roasty in aroma and flavor, with subtle oat undertones. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 26, 2004
Opaque black color with a medium beige head. Sweet oatmeal, malt, chocolate and roasty aroma and flavors. Smooth, creamy feel. Very nice. Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Average. Aroma is roasted malt with some dark fruit notes. Taste is lots of roasted barley flavor with some faint caramel and raisin notes. Finish is a slightly smooth with very little body--would have like more body... musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours an opaque brownish black with tan head, creaminess, fair lacing. Roasted, nutty malt with light hop flavor to it. Flavors of oatmeal and tobacco. Full bodied with soft carbonation. light sweet and bitterness that is well balanced. This is a great stout. VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Pours dark brown with a big head for a stout. Roasted flavor with a nice bitterness. Clean finish. Nice stout.