LKT1983 (114) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2012
On tap and bottle. I loved this one after not wanting to give it a shot. Dark and full bodied, barley very evident and loads of taste. Had several 6-packs since the Brew Pub sampler tray. ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Another solid offering from Schlafly. Very smooth stout, lots of chocolate and roasty character, jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
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. MetalNHopHead (2264) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2014
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. Schlafly’s 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. It’s 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. HighandLow (11) - Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Very good stout. Slight oatmealy overtone flavor. Really good palate and variety of layers of taste for a stout. Tasted great with barbecue pork chops.
Gusler (2652) - 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 (1538) - 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 (2362) - 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 (7634) - 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 (1886) - 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!