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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

590 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 590
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 590 | Reviews: 304 | Show All Ratings:
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BrewerB

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Scored this via Let's Pour. Inky black with a densely packed and well-retaining dark tan head. Chocolate, molasses, and coffee all intrigue the nose. Big roasty malt complexity also includes some smoke and burnt toast. Black licorice, smoky, dark toast, and espresso all making their presence known all the palette. Bitterness is medium-high. Hop flavors seem secondary here though perhaps a bit earthy. Medium-full in body, slight creaminess is notable and pleasant. Carbonation seems appropriate for the style and is moderate/moderate-low. Overall this is a rich, roasty beer with deeply hued dark malt bill atop a luxurious lush silky body. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 05:30:28 | More by BrewerB
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a thick black color with a thin tan head on top. The retention is thin, but the lacing is sticky. The smell of the beer is slightly hoppy, roasted and malty. The taste of the beer has a pretty strong bitterness, lots of dry chocolatey roasted malt. The mouthfeel is thick, nicely carbonated with a dry finish. Overall this is a pretty good brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 04:06:45 | More by Knapp85
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Sark

Montana

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber

Appearance- Thin caramel colored head and onyx black, lacing down the glass

Smell- Coffee and chocolate hits big on the first sniff, toasted but good sweet notes

Taste- chocolatey from the get go, the bitterness hits mid and back mouth but not before a caramel malt comes in

Mouthfeel- full body, carbonated tingle and wet finish

Overall- a very nice stout, one for the books. This thing is made to chew on for dessert.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 03:09:02 | More by Sark
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/7/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Dark brown, hazy, with an unexpected amount of sediment - small, off-white head - fades to a tiny cap, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Roasty and sweet - serious and obvious oatmeal aroma, perhaps more than the average oatmeal stout - some malty, oat, and caramel sweetness - chocolate and coffee notes

Taste: Roasty, dryness, and oats - dark chocolate, burnt chocolate malts, and semisweet chocolate - a distinct oat flavor - some caramel and molasses-like sweetness - sharp, bitter finish - some hints of coffee

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth thanks to the oats, nicely carbonated

Overall: Apparently not brewed with actual teeth

This is a solid oatmeal stout. Not the best I've ever had, but the oats are used quite well. Sadly not as memorable as some of the Elysian pumpkin beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 18:30:07 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Super dark brown, almost black before being held to direct light. Small.dark khaki head is super creamy and smooth. Drops to a small cap and rocky loose collar. Solid carbonation visible on the side of the glass.

Smell: Super chocolate and roasted malts. Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, with a tiny bit of sweet milk.chocolate on the back. A touch of burnt malts. Almost milky lactose sweetness. Rich roasted malt. Some oats in the back. A bit gritty and raw. So much chocolate. Castings of citrus on the top. Some brownie batter.

Taste: Roasted chocolate. Coffee beans. Milky chocolate. Some solid baker's chocolate and cocoa powder. Crazy roasted, almost burnt with some char. Big sweetness tempered by the bitter roasted profile. Some vaguely citrus notes. Chocolate.covered espresso beans. Slight husky grain. Did I mention chocolate?

Mouthfeel: Crazy creamy. Very smooth. Medium body with a slightly above average carbonation. Clean. Not particularly dry or wet.

Overall: Jimmy and Jimmy approved.

A stellar take on the oatmeal stout. Lots of malt character with a subtle hop influence. Crazy amounts of chocolate and roast. Worth seeking out and drinking when you're looking for a truly great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 18:26:36 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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CloudStrife

New York

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown appearing black in the glass. A one and a half finger khaki head sits atop this bold brew. Leaves some nice lacing.

S: Roasted malts, oatmeal and a surprisingly hoppy backing. A dark fermented fruit tone as well. A touch of mustiness.

T: This is quite a balanced beer. Starts off with a solid oatmeal and roasted malt character. Just a touch of hops kicks in to smooth things out, but they really aren't too bittering which is pleasant. Just a touch of booze at the end.

M: A very creamy and smooth mouthfeel on this one. Low carbonation. Very pleasant to sip on.

Overall this is certainly one well crafted oatmeal stout. Great balance and incredible mouthfeel. Keeps a rich taste without being overly packed with alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:39:11 | More by CloudStrife
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 03:14:40 | More by Huhzubendah
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ChugMan

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Food Pairing: Roasted root vegetables were great with this! It included sweet, redskin and yukon gold potatoes, carrot, parsnip, onion and garlic. Some salt and seasoning too. Really good, especially the sweet potato. The earthiness of the drink and the food went very well together.

A - Darkest of dark brown/red. Light scarcely penetrates its thinnest edge. Nice head with good lacing.
S - Moderately aromatic. Clean and yet unmistakably earthy. Uncut cocoa and grain. Intriguing, and a little dangerous.
T - Strong alcohol flavor right away: that 7.5% feels a lot bigger than it is. Once you push past that though, some nice rich roasty-bready flavors are lying in wait for you, and after a couple sips the alcohol doesn't have the same shock that it did at first. Molassas, coffee, chocolate. Some very subtle fruit flavors like cherry and pineapple come in with a lightly sweet finish of cream and vanilla.
M - Alcohol and hop bitterness pack a wallop! No fufu beer here. Thick, like a chunk of dark bread. None of this lingers too long though, just a bit of that creamy sensation.
O - This is sort of like a hardcore spiked cup of joe- not for the faint of taste buds nor session-seekers. This stout demands your undivided attention, and the longer you enjoy it the more it will reward you.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 05:18:58 | More by ChugMan
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Eric for sharing this bomber. It pours black in color with a thin line of clarity around the edges and a thick brown head. A webby wall of lace sticks to the glass as the cap fades.

The aromatics for the most part are muted. What does emit is an overall feel of burnt grain smelling like roasty coffee mixed with a bit of citrus hop component.

The flavor is very roasted as you might expect based off the nose. Almost a borderline unpleasant acrid to ashy flavoring that is burnt and earthy. Not bad but not terribly inviting either.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew which was unexpected for the proclamation of this being an imperial oatmeal stout. It was modestly carbonated but overall not wowing and lacked the feel associated with the style. The price point on this is set low enough that you should try it but chances are you will feel the same and desire no need to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 19:26:24 | More by stakem
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Safeway. Dark brown black in color, like oil. Tan head that doesn't last too long. Smells are bitter and coffee like. Taste is quite heavy. Coffee and just a hint of dark chocolate. Lightly sweet but very lightly. Strong warming presence. This beer is a meal. Took me over an hour to get through a 22oz bottle. Enjoyable but I think I'd only have this every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 00:32:00 | More by Braz
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Hawksfan79

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glass: Mug (My Canucks beer mug)
Dark motor oil black with no highlights. Thick mocha head that dissipated pretty quickly leaving a nice thick lacing.
Coffee, roasty and sweet malts, with a slight hint of vanilla in the aroma.
Chocolate, peaty, roasted malts, slight vanilla notes little bit of alcohol, strong coffee and hops bitter finish.
Thick full bodied with a bit of a chewy texture. mellow carbonation with a very dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 09:45:09 | More by Hawksfan79
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense mocha head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, orange zest, pine, grapefruit, floral, oatmeal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark roasted malt and hop notes. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, orange zest, pine, floral, grapefruit, oatmeal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, citrus zest, pine, floral, oats, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic robustness and complexity of roasted malt flavors with hops; with a great balance between malts and hop bitterness; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent export stout! Great balance and robustness of dark roast and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 05:13:03 | More by superspak
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ckollias

Maryland

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

Enjoyed this large bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a thick, dark-brown 2-finger head that slowly dissipates down the slide of glass and ends in a solid persistent lace.

S: Malty chocolate and coffee aroma.

T: Dark rich ale with a generous malt sweetness and decent hop bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice malt background. Very malty but balanced by the hops and finishes smooth.

M: Thick body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome stout. A nice sipping beer @ 7.5 % alcohol by volume

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:37:15 | More by ckollias
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dark tan head that has good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts are present in the nose, along with some hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of pine resin hops are a little more noticeable and contribute a light amount of bitterness, which lingers through the finish. Some slight hints of alcohol are also present.
M: It feels a little heavier than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of warming from alcohol.
O: This beer hides its alcohol very well and is rather easy to drink. It's quite hopped compared to other beers in the style so this helps to cut through the malts and improve its drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 16:56:04 | More by metter98
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jeboblasto

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first introduction to this brewery was a random pleasing surprise, in their jasmine IPA, which i loved. I am a big fan, which makes me somewhat biased. This beer is very nice. Starting off you get the "oatmeal" bitterness, not overly strong, but as it softens ( few sips later ) the "barley wine-esque" sweetness ( not overly ) comes out and is subtle and yummo! Very well balanced stout, has a bit of west coast flair and will definitely try again. This is my first review, and though i have tried many great beers, i haven't recorded my impressions at the time. I live in a very wonderful time and place for beer. Cheers!

p.s. i did not truly observe colour and a few other non essential traits, so i this will factor into my rating score. ( colour being the main one, as i was drinking in poor light from a non translucent stein. peace out. )

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 07:04:09 | More by jeboblasto
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A dark brown color that has a nice fluffy tan head at the top, leaves a slight bit of lacing around the glass as you drink this one.

S: Up front is chocolate and oatmeal, slight booze notes as well, nice hints of brown sugar and nicely roasted malts.

T: Taste right off the bat is chocolate and caramel, some slight hint of dark fruits, at the tail end is some nice roasty malts and some caramel and brown sugar.

M: Smooth brew, medium-heavy bodied, slight bit of carbonation as well.

O: A good brew, nice for the winter months, very tasty and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 18:02:04 | More by thedoubler55
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black with a big brown head. Oatmeal on the nose, chocolate, big roastiness, toffee, coffee, fresh baked hearty grain bread. Touch of smoke.

Medium bodied with a full mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This beer is almost steak like in flavor with a distinct savoriness in the form of umami. Semi smoky and rich, mouth watering. These savory flavors offset by chocolate, hearty warm bread, and an oatmeal sweetness. All of this is complimented by earthy hops and a prevalent coffee flavor. Good for morning or with a hearty meal.

very hearty with flavor and bitterness that needs respect. Highly recommend for splitting or accompanied by food.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 04:13:40 | More by jtierney89
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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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a quite dark brown with a good sized fluffy medium brown head. Fades at a moderate pace, decent retention. Quite decent fluffy patchwork of lacing too.

S: Oatmeal, quite a bit of it. More than you normally get in an oatmeal stout. Almost grainy as a result. Very mild chocolate and char.

T: Chocolate and a little char up front. Lots of oatmeal in the middle lending a smooth and creamy aspect. Also makes it quite sweet, turning the chocolate into a creamy and sweet milk chocolate flavor. Almost like chocolate syrup. A little dry on the back end as the sweetness runs out and the oatmeal turns a bit grainy. Some mild piney bitterness in the finish, giving it a dry lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. A bit grainy at points.

O: Excellent oatmeal stout. Extra oatmeal really brings that flavor to the forefront. Some hop bitterness adds some nice complexity. Overall I really enjoyed it. I just didn't give it amazing scores due to the relative simplicity of the brew. For an oatmeal stout it is one of the best.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 03:54:39 | More by Dope
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to Lawson's sniffer

A: pours dark brown with a thin mocha head completely opaque

S: starts off with off with strong smells of dark chocolate with rich creamy roasted coffee you can smell the toasted malts and oats as well no alcohol

T: there is some roasted coffee in there it is smooth and creamy like the nose with a hint of sweetness from maybe milk chocolate. A roasted taste of oats lasts throughout the finish. However, there is also a weird taste if some far fruit that doesn't quite match the flavor profile but it a subtitle flavor that I may be mistaking for alcohol but it does throw off the taste for me.

M: the feel is thick and chewy toffee like but not to a extreme extent there is some light carbonation to balance out the feel on top of that it is quite drinkable

O: I'm really impressed with beer I wasn't expecting this much from a low alcohol content for an imperial oatmeal stout. There is a delicious smells, near perfect taste, good looks, and a solid well balanced mouthfeel. A really good beer I would definitely try again.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 02:41:59 | More by Pinknuggets
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Props to my bro for shipping this treat as an early Christmas present.

A - Pours pitch black, thumb of dark mocha head, solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Mild cocoa, sweet milk chocolate, loads of toasted oats and a hint of toasted almonds on the finish.

T - A rich brew with loads of milk chocolate and dark cocoa flavours, the toasted oats also come through alongside a hint of grassy hop notes and a lingering citrus rind hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, sticky and a touch of dryness.

O - A great oatmeal stout with a hop bitterness presence on the finish that makes for a unique and tasty experience. The ABV is very well hidden and offers up a touch of sweetness to complement the chocolate and cocoa notes.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:44:57 | More by andrenaline
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GeraldFunk


4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into pint glass.

Pours black with brown accents, frothy mocha head with excellent retention and lacing.

Right off the bat I get nice strong coffee and molasses aromas, with nice roasted malt coming through. Smells heavenly.

Roasted malt and coffee are first to arrive on the palate, but soon smooth oatmeal comes into play as well. Slightly sweet on entry but balanced nicely by bitterness mid palate. Very nice.

The mouth feel is full and drying yet smooth. High alcohol comes through.

Overall this is an excellent example of the style that doesn't hold back. Will be enjoying this many more times over the winter months.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 07:41:27 | More by GeraldFunk
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CJS

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Pours out a toasty caramel color. Once it hits the glass its a collective pool of sooty darkness. Less than half a fingers width of a sand toned head, that dissipates kind of fast.

S Not to intense on the senses. Dark chocolate, coffee, toasted sugar mid caramelization.

T Very smooth and chocolatey. slightly bitter on the tip. Roasted nutty on the way out with a very very creamy finish.

M Nice and thick as the flavor compliments. On the palate it just sits chair-like.

O Weighing in with a 7.5 abv I can't tell. One of the creamiest, flavor balanced yet still rich, non imperial, oatmeal stouts I've enjoyed. Good job.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 23:43:18 | More by CJS
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Phelps

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Deep black, molasses-thick. Two fingers pf pillow-thick, cocoa-colored head.

The nose: Sweet dark chocolate, a little tangy, touch of oats. Maybe a little astringent, metallic.

Let it warm for full flavor. Very standard, solid stout flavor. Flash of boozy dark fruits at the end. Heavy roast. Nice balance, but leans sweet. Chocolatey.

Medium body, not as thick as the appearance suggested, but still big.

Solid, solid, solid.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 17:47:58 | More by Phelps
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey roasted malt aroma with a decent amount of sweetness for balance. Pretty robust with hints of coffee bean, burnt toast, oatmeal and dark chocolate countered by caramel, toffee and rich fudge-y bakers chocolate. There's definitely a a sweet dessert like quality that counters the heavier elements.

Full bodied with a deeply roasted, robust dark malt flavor that's countered by lighter malt sweetness and faint earthy hop bitterness. Pretty dry and almost burnt tasting up front without becoming acrid or overwhelming. Hints of burnt toast, roasted gourmet coffee, dark chocolate and of course oatmeal followed by toffee, chocolate cake and resinous hops. Lots of dry bitterness yet this big beer remains well balanced and pretty easy to drink considering it's complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 09:50:11 | More by corby112
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.