The leaves are changing and the weather is getting colder. Sweaters are emerging from bottom drawers and the night air is dominated by that “campfire smell.” This means a couple of things to me:
1.) It’s ridiculously close to the Christmas season and all the rushing around and family get-togethers and insanity that comes with it.
2.) It’s Stout season.
I love a good stout. Give me the motor-oiliest, dark as tar, chewy stout you’ve got. I love it.
While it’s not exactly a “chewy stout”, Schlafly Coffee Stout is a pretty nice treat in St. Louis around this time of the year. It is a solid stout with very mellow coffee hints. It’s easy drinking and the best part? It’s pretty easy to find. Even QuikTrip carries Coffee Stout.
The beer pours a nice deep brown color with a tan head. The mouthfeel isn’t very heavy despite its dark color and the coffee flavor won’t over power you. And while there are no “bells and whistles” to this beer, it always seems to please beer geeks and non-geeks alike. If you have a chance to get this beer before the season is over, do. At 7 bucks a six, you won’t regret it.