Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2001
Deep dark beer with a nice beige head, and sheets of lace. Sweet almost burnt sugar nose, front is malt sweet, the middle smooth, the finish a bit hop bitter, and just a tad dry. Medium body and mild carbonation, a really nice stout, not overpowering, just damn nice thanks once again trap. igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2001
picked up on burnt sugar aroma mentioned previously....a very very good beer....i dont have much experience with stouts, but this is as good as i’ve had Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2002
2nd Bottle six days later: mmmmm...chocolately! Also, really nice yeast component in the aroma. Up a tiny notch on this wonderful beer! I’m having this bottle at home in better testing conditions (the previous one I had at the office). Original: 8/25/02: Creamy, balanced and just wonderful. Roastiness is perfect, a tiny bit of nut, fruitiness, and big hops at the finish close this thing tremendously. I have to make it down to St. Louis, because on tap (as MaxPower suggests) this could be an all time favorite. Thanks, Max, for sending it to me. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
A very dark and viscous brown color with a creamy white head. Aroma is roasted and buttery. Sweet malty body with coffee and chocolate finish. Good complexity. Very smooth and robust, a must try if you can get it. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Purchased at Schlafly Taproom in St Louis, MO; enjoyed on a hot Sunday afternoon, the last one of my 20’s (b-day is tomorrow). Appearance is a beautiful pitch black with a creamy tan/chocolatey head. Aroma is fantastic, nice roasted chocolate malts, coffee, lactose, slight nutty, a bit of caramel too, sweet but balanced. Taste is also just like the aroma - fantastic. Very smooth, not too much carbonation, equal caramel and chocolate notes rounded out by the creaminess of lactose and maybe a touch of vanilla. The oats actually do come out in the mix on this one and they’re more apparent than any other OS I’ve had. Did I mention it was smooth? Because after a minute it’s half gone and that bums me out. Fantastic fantastic stuff, will definitely enjoy again!
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2001
A dark oatmeal stout with a roasted finish. Very good. jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2002
I’ve had this in the bottle and on draft and they are both worth it. It has a great aroma, with a nice head and great lace. There is a strong, roasty flavor balanced with a sweet malt taste. There is a nice finish and it is very smooth in the drinking. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Growler: Dark, thick milk chocolate flows from the 1/2 gallon jug. . .a small off white head slowly rises. . .coffee, and burnt roasted malts float to my nose. . .flavours abound toffee, chocolate, big roasted malts. . .a fine stout! PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
I really like this beer from schlafly. It has a great body for an oatmeal stout, something I think lacks in a lot of other similar styles from other breweries. Great aromas of barley and oats, on the palate there's a nice fullness of oats and very light bitterness. Highly recommend.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone arn8897 (392) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a little dark fruit like fig or plums. Light lacing in the glass. Palate is medium to light. Taste of coffee and dark fruit. Not to sweet a little more bitter than most stouts. Overall nice beer.