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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

655 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 83
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
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 unHipHopHead:
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unHipHopHead

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%

a thick brownish head that looked like a mix between a chocolate souffle and a caffe mocha.

subtle aromas of hops and coffee.

initial taste is rich and robust with sweet caramel undertones that linger throughout. the taste is a wonderful balance of richness and sweetness, good combination.

I've seen this one in the stores and passed it by many times, so glad i decided to try it this time and this will certainly not be the last.

08-09-2008 04:25:31 | More by unHipHopHead
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured a jet black with a well formed tight creamy-like mocha colored head that had great lasting power,mild molasses and bitter chocolate notes mainly with a hint of raw earthiness as well.Nice velvety smooth creamy mouthfee it glides and coats very well,nice balance of sweetness and dry earthiness notes of molasses and licorice with chocolate tones thruout as well as underlying cola notes,a nice drying subtle earthiness comes thru late making it very drinkable.A damn good double stout to be had very flavorful and pretty complex,recommended.

12-29-2006 02:17:14 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +2%

Appearance – This one was almost black in color with a thick brown head that was humongous. It lay there for quite a while and laced the hell out of my glass when it finally went down.

Smell – The rich Seattle-based coffee aroma is gigantic. The coffee is soaked in rich crème, almost like a coffee latte of some kind. The malts are of course heavily roasted and mixed with a strong raw sugar.

Taste – Oh, this one is very milky. It’d almost say that it was a Milk Stout except the malts are so big and brutal. They are unapologetically bitter and, like I said when reviewing this on-tap, it’s like licking coffee grounds. The out of place hops that I picked up when drinking this at the pub on-tap are nowhere to be found, and the beer is all the more better for it.

Mouthfeel – This one is medium-bodied and very bitter all over the tongue. I keep licking my lips for liquid to counteract the dry nature of this beast.

Drinkability – This is one of the few good Stouts that are produced here in the PacNW. The label says that it’s a winner of the gold medal in 2001 & 2004 at the GABF, and I certainly see no reason to doubt that claim.

12-20-2004 03:05:41 | More by RoyalT
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2014 22:37:35 | More by FadetoBock
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NWer

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%

Beautiful pour into chalice.
Nice dark brown thick appearance belies the mild nature of this oatmeal stout. Very smooth chocolate with caramel undertones.
I was slow to warm up to Elysian brews but am quickly becoming a true believer. Inexpensive and totally drinkable.
I've discovered one of my favorite stouts.

03-09-2011 20:57:13 | More by NWer
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EROCK83


5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-21-2012 20:18:39 | More by EROCK83
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-08-2012 03:18:57 | More by TimoP
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

On tap @ Redbones.

Light brown head, black as night … just what you’d expect a thick stout to look like.

Smells of sweet roasted malt with hints of oats and some hops as well.

Full bodied with a thick creaminess that rolls off the tongue slowly, roasted character is divided by an acrid roasted flavour and a coffeeish malt. Hopping is well done but does not go too overboard, earthy flavours of yeast and faint charcoal hit more towards the back as the long lingering roasted finish ensues.

Thick and flavourful, a perfect beer to pair with a dessert or chocolate none the less.

11-20-2002 16:38:34 | More by Jason
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-02-2013 16:31:24 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt and chocolate malt. The flavor is a little more complex. I get quite a bit of heavily roasted malt and chocolate, as well as some oats and cream notes. There is also a hint of smoke. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

08-18-2012 22:08:47 | More by Mora2000
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

On cask poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark black with a one finger fluffy brown head. Nose is malty and rich, a bit of oatmeal comes through.

Taste is sweet, creamy mellow and lots of chocolate, roast coffee and a nice light bitter finish, Mouthfeel is a bit watery but still good.

10-14-2011 00:38:03 | More by kingcrowing
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masikon

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

Had on tap at the Elysian bewpub in Seattle. Poured a pitch black with comparitively dark brown head. Aromas are definitely roasted malts through and through with very strong black coffee taking the forefront. Taste is how it smells, coffee coffee coffee, Definitely a coffee lovers stout. Really bold and flavorful but for me a little too much emphasis on coffee, somewhat lacking in the other roasted flavors i enjoy such as chocolates. A delicious beer nonetheless, just a little unbalanced.

12-25-2005 01:43:54 | More by masikon
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-05-2013 12:53:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-10-2012 23:03:04 | More by chickenm
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

My first brew from Elysian, it would be hard to mess up strong oatmeal stout in my book but let's go and see what this brew is all about. Buddy Geof, thanks much for the brew let's see how dark WaWaWashington likes their stouts. Appears pitch black no ruby or dark brown highlights to speak of, big ol' mocha tan head forms thick and leaves abundant but scattered lacing around my imperial pint glass.

Aroma has a very nice roasted malt backbone that pretty much dominates the nose with strong black coffe and dark chocolate with an air of fruit and cream tossed in. A touch of herbal and minimal pine accented hops, with dark fruits naming plum as the main one I could pick out.

Flavor is a creamy blend of dark chocolate and mildly acidic iced brewed coffee. This would go well instead of a cup of Joe on a rainy afternoon in Seattle, or you could wait until afternoon if that's more justifiable for you. The roasts roll through first with secondary notes from the rolled oats additions and herbal and pine accented hop flavors.

A bit of alcohol does peak through and carbonation tickles a bit much for my liking in the mouthfeel department. Medium to fuller bodied carbonation makes the brew a bit rougher on the palate than it should be and the dark roasted malts leave an unrelenting burnt flavor on the palate between sips this could be a downer.

Drinkability overall is solid, I have no gripes with the beer or the flavor and I enjoyed my opportunity to try this PacNW offering from Seattle. I haven't had many brews from that region and I'm glad that this one came my way to further my horizons. Very enjoyable up there in the realm of Breakfast Stout, Wake and Bake, JavaHead, and other big beers within this vein.

10-14-2009 04:03:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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rudylaw

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to ericwo for knocking off this want with our recent swap!

Hey! A black pour with a light, 1-finger head.

I get a good shot of hops in the nose that goes along with chocolate and espresso notes. Very pleasant.

Bitter hops, chocolate and coffee notes with a sweet finish. This is a nice, take it home to mother kind of stout. It doesn't really change as it warm... nothing is peeking out behind the chocolate and hops.

Very smooth with terrific carbonation. This is another stout that doesn't push any envelopes with the style but it's still enjoyable because of the bitter hops. I was glad to try it but don't need to revisit in the future.

05-31-2010 11:49:14 | More by rudylaw
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%

(Served in an imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a black body with a foam made up of a mass of medium-sized bubbles that is light tan. There is a sea of microbubbles racing through the body.

S- This beer has a dark malt aroma with a slight sweetness to it. There is a faint earthy tar note in the background. For the most part it is pretty one dimensional.

T- This beer has a nice dark roasted malt flavor with molasses, faint coffee and a finish with a faint bitterness from the malt. There might be a slight hop bitterness to the finish but it is mostly malt flavors.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a fizz in the finish that really lightens the body and cleans up the finish.

D- This beer has a nice drinkability but there is not much depth so it gets a bit boring for more than one bottle.

11-19-2006 04:30:51 | More by rhoadsrage
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Reino

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

From notes taken on 9/1/08

Appearance- Pours a light black, if such a thing exists. I see just a tiny bit of light working its way into this beer, keeping it from being jet black, but maybe I'm just seeing things. The head is a shade over 2 fingers of dense, shiny bubbles. The cappuccino head sparkles and tempts you to come and play while you wait for the head to slowly recede into a cream and caramel skim on the top. Very good lacing keeps track of my sips.

Smell- BITTER chocolate up the ass, or the nose I guess, and dark caramel with vanilla following along with a faint smell of day old, dark roast coffee. Then there's the hops. Citrus hops pairing very well with the heavy bitter chocolate. I love this in an Imperial Stout. A lot going on in the nose, very nice.

Taste- Following the smells lead, you are beaten over the head with roasted and burnt malts, and bitter chocolate that goes on for days. What's impressive about this stout is all the shit that is going on underneath the onslaught of bitter malts and chocolate. The citrus hops take a back seat, but only by a small margin and speak up plenty along the ride. The vanilla and dark caramel stay low key but you are aware of their presence. Then there are hints of molasses and toffee, along with other complexities that make this beer a thinker. Very complex, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel- Rich and full-bodied. There is enough carbonation to keep it from being too thick, but it is low enough to remind me of fruity-chocolate syrup. This beer will coat your mouth and stay awhile.

Drinkability- I'm between scores on the drinkability because of the complexity. This beer is a prime example (much like Samuel Smith's IS) that an Imperial Stout doesn't have to be loaded with alcohol to be great. I took my sweet time enjoying this beer trying to pick out every flavor and let it coat the mouth. However, after I was done with the bomber, I was ready to move on to something on the lighter side. Give it a try!

09-18-2008 01:06:34 | More by Reino
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pwoods

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

Thanks to RoryGilmore for this nice extra from my wants list.

I would assume this is the same the the Dragon's Toot Oatmeal Stout. Label says rolled oats and 7.45%. Sup, update?

22oz. brown bomber poured into a Stone IRS tulip. No dating.

A: Pours pitch black with a bit of a milky consistency. A short medium tan head forms and holds decently for so short. Decent lacing throughout.

S: Plenty of chocolate with a healthy dose of oats and sweet oatmeal. Some added milky sweetness and a bit of a dry smell.

T/M: Pleasant sweetness throughout brought from a milky and brown sugar oatmeal flavor. It definitely has a bit of dryness and bitterness from the roasted barley... maybe huskless would be the way to go? Body is medium full with smoothing carbonation to keep it from getting heavy.

D: Decently drinkable and midlevel ABV. Tasty brew. Thanks for the bottle, torchednoodle!

10-07-2008 03:34:11 | More by pwoods
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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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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-31-2013 22:33:40 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-26-2012 13:36:12 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-21-2014 01:45:19 | More by JMS1512
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2014 23:44:57 | More by BraveMountie
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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.