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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

588 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%


Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2002)
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Reviews by kawilliams81:
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with 2 finger tan head. Thick waves and bubbles of lacing on the glass.

S- caramel, some roast, light coffee, some faint dark fruits.

T- slightly bitter coffee, roasted dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

O- nice oatmeal stout. Good amount of roast and chocolate along with very smooth finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 02:53:45 | More by kawilliams81
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger mocha colored head
S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, toasted nuts
T: Matches the nose, very complex. Adds a bit of charred meat on the midpalate and hops on the finish
M: Medium-bodied, a nice dried roasted grain feel, balanced
O: Complex, tastes very toasted. I like that the oatmeal comes distinctly through which it doesn't often for the style

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:55:25 | More by ONUMello
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2014 01:19:17 | More by Beervana
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-12-2014 22:18:43 | More by shoretaxi
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-10-2014 21:50:41 | More by HoppySeb
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-08-2014 01:22:38 | More by ChaseBeer
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hattrick95

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-06-2014 03:08:31 | More by hattrick95
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-06-2014 01:34:43 | More by threedaggers
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jyeohamilton

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-04-2014 06:17:59 | More by jyeohamilton
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TheSixthRing

California

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours near black with deep ruby highlights where light can penetrate. Big, 2 finger cocoa colored head with good retention, resulting in as thick layer of suds across the surface. Strong lacing left all around the glass, with phenomenal stick.

Smell - Faint notes of oatmeal and chocolate. Mild roast. Not the most aromatic of oatmeal stouts.

Taste - As in the aroma, the taste is a bit of a letdown after such an amazing pour. Moderate chocolate notes and a light smokiness, followed by even lighter oatmeal and roasted malt character. Finishes with moderate coffee roastiness. Roast comes through a much better as it warms, but still doesn't quite hit the spot.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with fair carbonation and a silky smooth delivery. Goes down with velvet softness. Would be the highlight if it didn't look so awesome.

Overall - Darn. Good beer, but a bit too tame for my taste to call it great. I don't know, maybe the Rogue Shakespeare has spoiled my taste and expectations for all other big oatmeal stouts. In any event, glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 03:53:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-29-2014 21:27:41 | More by bismarksays
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RickS95

Indiana

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely dark pour, almost completely black with just a hint of brown. Far too dark to tell if it's hazy. The head is a light brown color early on before fading to an almost white. Not much retention, thin spotty lace.

Roasted grains, coffee, a splash of licorice. You can almost smell the smooth oatmeal.

Aggressive roasty notes, they grab the taste buds immediately. Very coffee-like flavor throughout. No licorice in the taste.

It is smooth like an oatmeal stout should be. Very creamy, but all the while there is an intense bittering the evolves. Finishes bitter and that bitterness never lets go of the palate. Despite the bitter, there's no presence of hops, all the bitter is from burnt coffee and charred grains. Medium bodied and despite the somewhat high ABV, no alcohol taste or feel.

Overall, I'm happy with this outstanding beer from the Left Coast. I like the dark stuff and while it is bitter, it's fairliy smooth.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 03:00:29 | More by RickS95
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-23-2014 23:46:26 | More by Aggro
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SLeffler27

New York

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A quick, thin, frothy beige head leaves a complete veil of lace on a pint glass as the black beer diminishes with each sip.

Moderate roasted and nutty aromas are joined by moderate herbal hop aromas against a backdrop of charcoal.

The flavors somewhat follow the aroma with moderate bitterness, a decent balance, and a long, malted finish.

This Stout has a full body with woolly texture, fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.

Light conversation with friends, or simply relaxing, this beer is best with a meal.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2014 19:58:17 | More by SLeffler27
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-22-2014 04:39:05 | More by JMBSH
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dank203

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pretty incredible stout, so smooth creamy, sweet, chocolatey. really drinkable and pretty nice at 7.5 abv nearing imperial range, definitely has big bold flavors and thick imperial stout feel with creaminess and sweetness of oatmeal stouts. very nice

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:06:23 | More by dank203
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2014 19:38:25 | More by DIPAFAN
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bottle with no discernible marking indicating bottling or freshness date. Poured into a large Belgian tulip with an exaggerated flare on the rim of the glass.

Appearance - Body is a predominantly black in color--no light passing through except for the slimmest of hints of dark maroon along the very edges. Atop the body sits a dense khaki colored head about three-fingers thick. It dissipates as some of the bubbles grow and burst, leaving a moon surface of craters along the surface before coming to rest as a bubbly film across the surface of the liquid. Lacing is pronounced and mottled, leaving ample spots along the sides of the glass as I drink it down. The liquid is viscous enough to display ample legs when the glass is tipped to coat the sides with dark, dark brown liquid.

Smell - A blend of bittersweet chocolate essence and roasted malt is the primary characteristic, with other sweeter notes like black strap molasses and cacao and the impression of coffee beans.

Taste - Roasted barley and burnt caramel complement the darker chocolate and a surprising bite of hop bitterness that imparts rich, earthy characteristics and hints of peat. As it warms, there is a more prevalent sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and full-bodied, with a moderate to low level of carbonation. Just enough to provide some counterpoint to the more viscous body. Finish includes a lingering bitterness.

Overall, one of the better oatmeal stouts I've had. Luscious and rich, but not overpowering and hard to drink. A great blend of sweet and bitter helps maximize drinkability. If Elysian were easier to obtain in my neck of the woods, I'd likely buy this one with some regularity.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 00:37:37 | More by LambicPentameter
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piccnd3

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2014 23:42:50 | More by piccnd3
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a dark cola brown with three fingers of frothy, billowy mocha head.

Smell- roasted malts, dark fruits, cocoa, oats, hint of vanilla

Taste- Roasted malts and oats, bitter cocoa nibs, hint of the dark fruit and vanilla flavours. Finishes with a combo of the bitter cocoa and roasted malts/oats.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An A+ imperial oatmeal stout by Elysian. Excellent roasted malts and bitter cocoa nib flavour that sets the bar in this beer category.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 04:32:23 | More by leaddog
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-02-2014 02:20:13 | More by IPAchris
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-23-2014 14:23:30 | More by IanSpindler
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-20-2014 19:33:12 | More by LXIXME
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Norm406

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-18-2014 04:22:09 | More by Norm406
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first Elysian beer so far, here goes.

Pours out a deep black that no light can penetrate. solid head that leaves some lacing and bubbles after 5 min. Looks like a winner to me.

Smell is right away bitter cocoa and coffee. Others are maybe some tobacco and leather, and some raisin.

Taste is very nice with a generous dose of chocolate flavors, along with an astringent roasty quality that sits well with me. Coconut and coffee hints are there, as well as perhaps some caramel and oatmeal. This oatmeal stout is creamy and luscious with just a hint of the oats to keep it a decadent and sessionable roasty stout with just a touch of sweetness.

Feel is medium carbed, with a semi slick feel, and a generous warming from it's high abv single stout status.

This is alot better than samuel smith oatmeal stout, just what I think.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 05:32:56 | More by BastardKing24
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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.