Beers I Have Known: Schlafly Coffee Stout

This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another.

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I like beer. That should be clear by now. If there’s a beverage that I prefer, it’s coffee. It stands to reason, then, that beers that incorporate coffee into their flavor profile would make me giddy as a barfly with an unlimited tab that never requires payment. An approach to beer once put forward as a sitcom gimmick is now common enough that an article ranking a couple dozen of the best is far from comprehensive. There’s nothing indiscriminate about my affection, though. I don’t want it to simply be a fizzy coffee. Every sip should deliver the best of both blessed potables. When I find one that strikes the balance just right, it’s worth cherishing. The coffee stout from Schlafly does exactly that, hitting the tongue with the sharp splendor of a great beer and finishing with a rich cascade of coffee goodness. It’s one of those beers worth coveting. And once a few bottles are in hand, they’re worth squirreling away until the moment is exactly right to pop off a cap and get down to the business of working on a buzzy buzz.

Previously…
Point Special
21st Amendment Bitter American
Abita Restoration Pale Ale
Rolling Rock
Skull Splitter
Foster’s
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
Red Stripe
Rhinelander Bock
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company Wisconsin Belgian Red
ABA Hoppy Saison
Hamm’s
Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
French Broad Brewing Gateway Kolsch
Big Boss Brewing “High Monkey”
Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale
The Native Brewing Company The Eleven Brown Ale
Labatt Blue
Smuttynose Winter Ale
Point Beyond the Pale IPA
Guinness
Capital Brewery Supper Club
Highland Brewing 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale
Mickey’s
Central Waters Brewing Company Sixteen
Blatz
Pisgah Pale Ale
New Glarus Brewing Company Pumpkin Pie Lust
Asheville Brewing Company Rocket Girl
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA
21st Amendment Brewery Down to Earth
Point Bock
3 Sheeps Hello, My Name is Joe
Corona
One Barrel Brewing Company Bilbo Baggins Black IPA
Green Man ESB
3 Floyds Gumballhead
Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit
Central Waters Brewing Co. Mudpuppy Porter

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2 comments on “Beers I Have Known: Schlafly Coffee Stout
  1. […] Trivia is pending. My annual excursion into pop culture minutiae and sleep-deprived revelry, primarily grounded in a reunion of my oldest and dearest friends, is a mere ten days away as I type this out. For the first time in fifteen years, I am not making arrangement to cross multiple states in order to get to the camp my team calls its temporary home. The muscle memory of my soul is thusly all out of whack. I keep feeling an internal tug, a certainty I have chores that are being neglected. For one thing, I just know I’m supposed to be stocking up on Valdez, the delectable coffee stout offered up by Western North Carolina’s Pisgah Brewing. Featuring coffee sourced from Dynamite Roasting, their nearby compatriots in the creation of irresistible beverages, it is the ideal beer for an event that involves the willful disruption of a sleep schedule. When the weekend in question rolls around, I know there will be an instance or two when I groggily go to retrieve a Pisgah Valdez only to feel a sudden pang of loss. Lucky for me, the ice-filled washtubs will be stocked well with other options. Still, I’ll miss this rich, velvety treat with a hearty kick. Previously… —Point Special —21st Amendment Bitter American —Abita Restoration Pale Ale —Rolling Rock —Skull Splitter —Foster’s —Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter —Red Stripe —Rhinelander Bock —Samuel Adams Boston Lager —New Glarus Brewing Company Wisconsin Belgian Red —ABA Hoppy Saison —Hamm’s —Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager —Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow —French Broad Brewing Gateway Kolsch —Big Boss Brewing “High Monkey” —Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale —The Native Brewing Company The Eleven Brown Ale —Labatt Blue —Smuttynose Winter Ale —Point Beyond the Pale IPA —Guinness —Capital Brewery Supper Club —Highland Brewing 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale —Mickey’s —Central Waters Brewing Company Sixteen —Blatz —Pisgah Pale Ale —New Glarus Brewing Company Pumpkin Pie Lust —Asheville Brewing Company Rocket Girl —Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA —21st Amendment Brewery Down to Earth —Point Bock —3 Sheeps Hello, My Name is Joe —Corona —One Barrel Brewing Company Bilbo Baggins Black IPA —Green Man ESB —3 Floyds Gumballhead —Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit —Central Waters Brewing Co. Mudpuppy Porter —Schlafly Coffee Stout […]

  2. […] —Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit —Central Waters Brewing Co. Mudpuppy Porter —Schlafly Coffee Stout —Pisgah […]

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