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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout

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659 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 83
Gots: 60 | 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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Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev 0%

Pitch black body, no highlights. Three fingers of level tight highly whipped tan microbubbles. Excellent lacing.

Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice in the aroma.

Taste begins with black coffee, picks up a little milk, then a chocolate kick. Sensation of oats rolling across the tongue. Bitter bite at swallow merges into coffee at the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily and full and rich, befitting an imperial oatmeal stout.

For a big and complex beer, very good drinkability.

A highly enjoyable Imperial Oatemal Stout.

02-19-2009 04:28:26 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of BcOneSeven


4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

08-27-2014 00:45:15 | More by BcOneSeven
Photo of BWED


4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

Bomber poured into my big 20 oz. nonic.

A- Black, and that's it. Not light shines through. Towering, thick and creamy brown head. Great retention. Thick globs of lacing all around.

S- Roasted coffee, and some cocoa notes. Pleasant but basic; I was expecting more complexity in the aroma.

T- Sweeter cocoa/dark chocolate. The coffee from the aroma takes a back seat. Slight, subtle earthy hop character.

M- Full bodied. So creamy and thick. Sweet and just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

O- Epically drinkable. Smooth and sweet. Not as strong as most stouts with this much flavor and feel. The oatmeal has to do with that, I'm sure. Really tasty and I could drink a couple bombers in a sitting and not feel full, or wiped out.

01-28-2014 19:47:59 | More by BWED
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Picked this one up as a great little treat in a recent birthday box. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 07/16/2009.
Appearance - Very nice. Deep dark brown in color with a big had of tan that came up and over the top. Nice retention and great lacing up and down the sides of the glass.
Smell - Roasted malts, sweet with molasses and hints of brown sugar. Nice touches of chocolate as well as a hint of light vanilla.
Taste - Mellow and a touch hoppier then I would have thought. Very nice chocolate notes here, really laid down quite well. Hints of molasses again and a decent touch of vanilla poking its head up. The finish comes through with a light bitterness and a touch of dark fruit.
Feel - Smooth, decently carbonated and very coating, definite full body here and nicely put together as well.
Drinkability - Not bad at all, a bit heavy but at only 7.5% it is not out of this world. Easily could go down in a night.
Overall - I have to say this was pretty darn tasty. Not quite up there with the big boys but definitely something I would not mind going towards again, I could see myself trying another one for sure.

07-17-2009 18:02:30 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of flagmantho


4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. My bottle reads 7.45% ABV.

Appearance: entirely black body with no transit of light. Head is half a finger of compact tan foam. You can't ask for much more in a stout.

Smell: light, chocolatey aroma with just a suggestion of tartness. Not complex at all, but quite nice indeed.

Taste: smooth, rich chocolatey malt flavor with a hint of bitterness toward the end. Hop character does not really stand out, and you can taste just an edge of the alcohol. Quite smooth and tasty if, again, not all that complex.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-heavy body with a low level of carbonation. This guy is pretty smooth, but I feel like a little more bubbles would help.

Drinkability: quite drinkable, especially considering the ABV. I would definitely have this again.

05-15-2010 16:03:08 | More by flagmantho
Photo of Foxman

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

it pours a seared brown that appears black and seems to eat light. A finger of brownish tan head sinks to a fine mesh of froth. Rivets of lacing pop along the inside of the glass.

The aroma is initially dark roasted malt, sweet with burnt sugar and molasses. Coffee, nuts, and charred biscuit join spiced toffee and a distant but distinct flare of alcohol.

Upon tasting, there comes the bittersweet sugary char of roasted malt layered with biscuit, nuts, molasses, dark chocolate, and a touch of soy. Coffee and a muted hoppiness bring a crisp character alongside a casual current of warm alcohol. Baked dough, burnt sugar, and a poignant residual bitterness feed a very crisp, dry, and lingering finish. It's basic and very enjoyable.

Medium bodied, it starts creamy but seems to drop off rather quickly, but only after making a positive impression.

Sometimes a stout is just a stout, and when it's this tasty, just being a stout is a good thing. It's got all the right parts put together in a fetching way. It's bold but mannered. The ABV is north of average, but even with that, it drinks smooth and well. It's not double imperial, cave-aged in Amontillado casks with vanilla and premium espresso tossed in. No, instead, it's a good, gracious, enjoyable stout that I'll pour gladly any day.

02-03-2009 19:22:00 | More by Foxman
Photo of beergoot


4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

An opaque, black beer. Head is thin and tan.

Aroma is dark, sweet milk chocolate, rich black coffee, and rich, earthy hops.

Robust roasted malts, like softly burnt toast; bitter chocolate. Pretty fantastic smooth hop bitterness throughout. Alcohol warmth sneaks up on you at the finish, melding nicely with the bitterness.

Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied.

A very good stout. Has many of the deep, dark goodness I look for in this imperial style. Interesting interaction with the hop bitterness and the alcohol: they seem to complement each other nicely for a big beer. I would have liked a better, thicker head, but otherwise everything else comes together for this one.

03-13-2012 02:21:18 | More by beergoot
Photo of shivtim


4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Had this on-tap in Seattle.
Came in a pint glass, a beautiful deep opaque black with a thick dense brown head and great lacing. Nose is malts, coffee, and a small hint of hops. Nice and toasty. Taste is roasty malts, some smoke, and slight alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is good and seems to improve upon warming. Drinkability is pretty good too. Good job, Elysian.

03-29-2007 01:47:19 | More by shivtim
Photo of kawilliams81


4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

01-20-2013 02:53:45 | More by kawilliams81
Photo of bbothen


4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Thanks to RoryGilmore for the opportunity to try this one.

Poured from 22oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours deep black with nice 1 finger tan bubbly head. Looks great in the glass.

Big roasted/toasted flavor along with some noce coffee & chocolate aromas.

Taste follows the great nose. Roasted/toasted flavors with a nice hop bitterness, chocolate, coffee & some faint dark fruit flavors. Good stuff here.

Smooth, velvety, rich, full feel.

Drinkability is great. No probs with a whole bottle.

This is a tasty stout and one I'll seek out again. Borders on the Imperial category. Full complex flavor.

08-19-2008 19:56:20 | More by bbothen
Photo of drseamus

New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Nice jet black body with a half inch mocha colored head. The head fell within a minute and left a ring around the edge and some patchy areas in the middle.

S: Sweet and slightly roasty aroma.

T: Good rich chocolaty flavor with a nice roasty note. Ends on a nice clean bitter note but the bitterness is present throughout as well. There is a slight sweetness that exits right as the bitterness becomes more pronounced.

M: Medium to heavy bodied; somewhere a touch south of the middle of a Imperial Stout range.

D: Around the middle for an IS, but I like that style a lot so its above average overall.

05-15-2008 03:13:05 | More by drseamus
Photo of dank203

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -1%

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

03-19-2014 00:06:23 | More by dank203
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev -1%

The beer is near black with a thick beige collar. The aroma is perhaps a bit weak, but what's there is nice. Roast and chocolate with a healthy grain presence. Thick, robust body with warming alcohol in the finish. A nice beer to share at a tasting, or savor over the course of an evening.

03-24-2013 03:14:40 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of woosterbill


4.01/5  rDev -1%

Bomber from 2010, courtesy of injuredreserve, finally pulled out of the cellar and shared. Didn't mean to age this one so long, but sometimes that's just the way things go. Right?

A: Black body with brown highlights and a finger of fine brown head. Ok retention, delicate lace. Pretty good.

S: Rich chocolate, dark fruit, graham cracker, and hazelnut. Very pleasant.

T: Chocolate-covered raisin up front, with nuttiness and coffee toward the finish. Long, nutty, bittersweet aftertaste. Complex and tasty.

M: Soft, creamy medium body. Excellent.

O: This held up incredibly well for a not-quite-imperial stout, and was well-received both by me and everyone with whom I shared the bottle. I didn't expect much after accidentally aging it for three years, but it was just great.


07-30-2013 02:01:00 | More by woosterbill
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2014 22:37:35 | More by FadetoBock
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-08-2012 03:18:57 | More by TimoP
Photo of Mora2000


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
Photo of Cynic-ale


4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-05-2013 12:53:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-10-2014 21:50:41 | More by HoppySeb
Photo of rudylaw


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
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-20-2014 19:33:12 | More by LXIXME
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2014 23:44:57 | More by BraveMountie
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-04-2013 06:02:28 | More by InfernoBoss
Photo of StoutItOutLoud


4/5  rDev -1.2%

22-oz bomber to tulip. Traded for in Seattle at the end of May 2013. Consumed 8-16-2013.

Oily appearance in the first ounces of the pour. Opaque body except at the edge, which is dark brown / ruby. 1-finger tan head dissipates completely, lacing patchy. Tons of rising carbonation.

Very strong roasted barley malts, oats, lactose sugar, light notes of grass / hay.

The roasted malts impart an acrid bitterness immediately out of the bottle, but this eases with each sip. The higher alcohol content is noticeable. There's chocolate later, with citrusy bitterness in the aftertaste. There's nohing extraordinary going on. This is a typical stout, wth medium carbonation and medium creamy body from the addition of the oats. For this abv, I prefer the taste of Ipswich much more, but this is definitely serviceable. A good example of the style, hence the generous rankings in taste and mouthfeel.

08-18-2013 14:30:30 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Photo of jmccraney


4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-08-2013 20:38:52 | More by jmccraney
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.