Schlafly Coffee Stout

12 oz single. Amazed at how light the pout on this is. No hint of any kind of blackness from a typical stout, rather the body is akin to a red or amber ale and lacks depth in the look. Head is minimal. Actually looks like cold tea. Nose has a strong coffee aroma and the tastes reflect that. However, not much depth at all, and definitely quite light - even watery. Mouthfeel is correspondingly weak and disappointing especially considering this is supposed to be (apparently) an oatmeal version...

Schlafly Pale Ale

Ha, Ha - very nearly a true session beer made by an American brewer - NEARLY! Thanks go out to DogBrick for the chance to sample this 12 oz offering. Pour has a somewhat uninspired color (a hazed, light brown/orange) but better than expected head, retention and lace. Quite sticky and more in line with a higher ABV IPA. Nose and tastes are in the English style, but both are less fruity and drier than one would expect. There isn't really the depth of biscuit malt that would would normally...

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout

12oz single, possibly left over from the CEO/Old Farts BIF - if so, thanks Vancer. Black pour into the sampler glass with some orange/red highlights in the bottom of the glass. Head and (sparce) lace are bone white. Thin body and non-descript nose. VERY light on taste. Lacks bitterness, smoke, caramel or significant malt/chocolate notes, this is a pretty average example of the style by any stretch of the imagination. Especially lacking considering this is an "oatmeal" version rather than a dry...

Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale

Thanks go out to Vancer as part of Old Farts/CEO BIF. 12 oz single. Pour is a bright orange color, but with plenty of murkiness. Better looking from a distance rather than up close. Nice head with some retention and a good bit of sticky lace. Great hop aroma - very strong and clean. Hope punch is not as big as the nose would suggest. edgy and clean, some soapiness and nice grapefruit/marmalade finish. Refreshing. Nice brew, better than I was expecting, and probably would be even better nearer...

Schlafly Saison

Thanks go out to Vancer for the opportunity to try this as part of CEO/Old Farts BIF. Schlafly is a brewer that is hit and miss with me; sometimes decent, often average and from time to time even below average. I was delighted to find that this was one of their better efforts in my book. 12oz single bottle, bottled (apparently WITH LOVE) on Aug 17 2007. Dark, butterscotch colored pour with some good carbonation. Nice, pillow-like, dense head with some nice rings of lace. Yeast dregs fall out...

Schlafly No. 15

Thanks go out to Vancer for the 12 oz single as part of CEO/Old Farts BIF. Very cloudy orange pour. Head and lace are both scant and short lived. Unimpressive appearance. Not quite sure what to make of this. To me this is a bit of an odd style. Is it supposed to be an American version of a Dunkel Weizen? Anyway, lots of sweet malts upfront and a surprisingly tasty banana/bubblegum hit early in the mouth. A little tangy/lively carbonation. Still remains pretty sweet though. Finish is simple...

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

12oz bottle. Thanks go out to Vancer as part of CEO/Old Farts BIF. Golden/orange pour with great clarity. Plenty of carbonation in the form of fine bubbles racing up from the bottom of the glass. This seems on the spicy side of the Pumpkin Ale spectrum. Nice. Very light feel. Refreshing. Good malt basis, dryish finish. Drinks well below the advetised ABV. Quite satisfying overall.

Schlafly Scotch Style Ale

Very ordinary, and somewhat disappointing. Drab, brown pour with little life showing. A curious mixture of unbalanced malt and alcohol was apparent with very little else to endear it to me. Mouthfeel was too thin for my liking and the combination of that and the general lacklustre positioning of this beer made it a non-starter for me.