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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

702 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 86
Gots: 69 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

jbdpsu82, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of washingtonstatebeerfan
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Is this a stout? Yes it is, and boy is it one. I can't think of any other way to put it. Poured it into a pint glass and was rewarded with a rich cola-colored head, a rich dark brown body, and the dark roasted malt characteristics of a stout. By itself, a wonderful drink, and just as well made for a good black-and-tan, if that's your taste.

washingtonstatebeerfan, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of ReverendJon
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ReverendJon, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -0.7%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Geoffeweizen
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Geoffeweizen, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BJasny, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

spark3148857, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of rickyleepotts
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

OK, here we go. Time to drink a bottle “on the road”. Sheryl and I have been chatting about reviewing some additional beers not on the list. We are going to call it them the “off the wall” reviews. Get it?

This bottle is on the list, and I love that they work with a local tattoo artist on the label art. The dragon, bearing large white ferocious teeth, looks like a tattoo… Makes sense! Considering this is an imperial stout, I expected the ABV to be a bit higher. Considering how much we are going to drink today, it’s probably OK it’s below 8%. Let’s pop this bottle and drink!

In the Glass: This beer pours somewhat thick, but I’m sure that is because of how cold it is in the bottle. It is pitch black, offering a thin tin head that reminds me of an Irish stout. I doubt this has the same metallic taste most Irish stouts do. Not much lace, but that’s not always a bad thing.

Aroma: That smells like a good oatmeal stout… BUT way more aggressive. The malts are nearly overpowering as I smell and a second deep huff leaves me thinking of whiskey and a hint, a subtle hint of coffee. I hope that carries over on the palate. Let’s drink!

Flavor: That’s good. I don’t get the same barrel aged flavors that I was expecting… But this beer isn’t barrel aged. I bet 6 months in a barrel would help mellow this out nicely. It is also a tad bit too cold, but I say that a lot. I wish there was a universal beer temperature contraption that allowed me to choose the temperature at which I consume.

Mouthfeel: The front of my palate is bored to tears, but the back half, when a thin layer of bubbles attacks, I am hit with that drying sensation I was hoping for.

I will say, as this beer heats up, it does get a little better and open up nicely.

Aftertaste: As the beer heats up, the aftertaste is becoming more prominent. It sort of sits there, almost soaking my palate, in that frothy goodness. I still think they should age this in something. Maybe try a keg or two on nitro.

Sheryl just said she was impressed with the aftertaste, too. She’s not supposed to talk to me about these beers… BUT I will let it slide. (Note from Sheryl: What?? That was never a rule!) We only have one more beer to review from them, but I plan on ordering a flight when I’m done with that. They have a blood orange pale ale called Superfuzz, a double IPA called DIPROHOPUS, and a red called Men’s Room Red. I want to try them all! I’m only a few bottles in, and I’m impressed!

rickyleepotts, Jun 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Thishops4u, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

praxis16, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

harrymel, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

InfernoBoss, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

KlayWey, Jun 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

khargro2, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

imyourhero21, May 31, 2013
Photo of draheim
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz into a snifter. Pours a brownish black w/ a 1-finger mocha head that settles to a thin collar and film.

Aroma is chocolatey, roasty, bitter, and clean.

Taste follows nose. Good blend of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee

Mouthfeel is perfectly smooth with a clean dry finish.

Overall a simple, straightforward, well-built stout.

draheim, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Big_b_bham, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Devonben07, May 27, 2013
Photo of zhanson88
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Pours out pitch black with about 1" of thick dark khaki head. Lacing and retention is very good. Pretty good looking beer.

Smell: Smells very roasty. A hint of bitter dark chocolate as well. That's about it.

Taste: Very roasty up front. A bit of coffee comes through as well, and a little dark chocolate. Not much for hops.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium to full bodied with very fine carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very roasty stout that doesn't have any other defining flavors. Very good mouthfeel though. Worth a try if you have the chance.

zhanson88, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

InspectorBob, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

mattst, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

dampfire, May 17, 2013
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.