Road Slush Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

Road Slush Stout

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Overall: 8.15/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.15 or 1.84%

Trend: 8.15/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 6.20%

Season: February through April

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.30/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 1.84% Color: Deep Brown
  • Pours a clear deep brown color with a hint of ruby red and a huge frothy tan head. The head needed time to settle before I could finish pouring the rest of the beer into the glass. Spotty lacing.

    The aroma is on the lighter side, but I get nice roasted malts as well as a solid coffee scent.

    The taste is big on the roasted malt with a chocolate flavor mingling with coffee. A slight sweetness on the palate. The aftertaste seems to hold the most flavors with the coffee coming in strong with a mild bitterness.

    Medium body with medium carbonation. A slightly sweet sticky mouth feel, but at the same time somewhat watery for a stout.

    Overall this is an enjoyable beer. Nice flavors, well balanced and very drinkable. This stout is relatively mellow in comparison to a lot of stouts that I have had, but makes it an easy drinking, satisfying beer on a cold winter night. Try one!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 23:46:00
  • Tasted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
  • $1.17 for 12 oz. bottle
1,469 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.84% Color: Dark Brown
  • Poured clear yet opaque. More thick, frothy, tan foam poured into the glass than did liquid. Great retention with the foam becoming more frothy as it recedes. Thick, sticky retention.

    Aroma has roasted malt up and in your face. Coffee is there too but he overall aroma is on the week side.

    Taste is lots more roasted malt. I seem to get a deep coffee and/or chocolate flavor too - maybe from some black patent malt. There is a bit of coffee and smoke in the finish and after taste.

    Medium bodied with about the same amount of carbonation, maybe a little less. I expected some creaminess or "coating" from the oats but never had that sensation.

    This is back to basics in terms of a stout. No frills, no chills, just straight forward and delicious. A good addition to the seasonal rotation. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, March 07, 2010 at 20:20:35
  • Tasted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
  • $1.33 for 12 oz. bottle