Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout
From: Saint Louis Brewery / Schlafly Tap Room in Missouri, United States
Style: Irish Dry Stout
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5
A- Dark, deep black with a slight red hue. Pleasant brown-tan head, sticks around a little while, but then goes away pretty completely with no lacing.
S- Almost undetectable scent. But what’s there is an open, warm hoppy smell that belies the rather harsh taste.
T- Very bitter, on the tongue and back of the palate. Tastes burnt; harsh. A little nutty, with a very slight floral note.
M- With most overly bitter stouts I’ve had, there’s an oiliness which sticks around and clings to your mouth–but at least this one doesn’t have that. Good mouthfeel.
D- Starts bitter and harsh, but you get used to it. In fact, it actually becomes more palatable and nearly enjoyable half-way through. It might be because of it warming up a little, and more flavor comes out countering the sharp bitter.
[ serving type: bottle ]
[ my online review ]