In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Schlafly Beer/The Saint Louis Brewery Coffee Stout

Aroma: “Big coffee aroma up front. Very dark roast character with dried cherries and figs. Smells like an iced coffee. Some dark chocolate comes through.”

Flavor: “Strong coffee earthiness with chocolate notes in the background. The malt provides nice roast notes and sweetness. A touch of pipe tobacco sweetness and light dried cherry toward the end that grows as it warms. Finishes dry.”

Overall: “If you’re a coffee person, you’ll like this beer. The coffee is good, but the beer could use a bit more balance of beer flavors against it. More body and malt complexity would support the coffee. Would love some more stout character.”