Taste: Woah. Talk about a shot of expresso. Upon the first sips, the palate is overwhelmed by the strong flavor of roasted black coffee. After some time, the flavor profile develops to reveal hints of caramel and dark chocolate sweetness that follows in an effort to balance out the bitterness from the roasted malts. Still, the coffee flavor is a bit overdone and it gets quite bitter at the finish from some sort of earthy/woody hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation. There is an aftertaste that hangs in the back of the mouth and throat as a result from the coffee bitterness.
Overall Impression: The name is not misleading; Schlafly definitely gives you what you're asking for. Not a stout to have right before you go to bed especially if you are easily affected by caffeine; it just seems right for the late morning. I (Jen) am a huge fan of stouts but this one goes a little overboard on the coffee flavor for my liking.