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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

632 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 78
Gots: 51 | FT: 3
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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kawilliams81

Illinois

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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Sbragg85


4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-14-2013 19:47:58 | More by Sbragg85
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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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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-13-2013 03:01:37 | More by MacStinson
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-08-2013 20:38:52 | More by jmccraney
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havoc1

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-26-2012 03:12:13 | More by havoc1
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Happyhopper

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-23-2012 02:09:38 | More by Happyhopper
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sam_bliss

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Deep dark brown, nearly black. Latte foam head.

S- Smells of dark chocolate and toasty malts.

T- Bitter dark-roast coffee and toast over hot oatmeal. Just enough unfermented sugar to offset the bitterness, which doesn't taste like much hop bitterness. The faint hops are more grassy and citrusy. Finishes kind of creamy

M- Not overly thick like some heavy stouts. Just right.

O- This is a solid beer. This category is great for dessert or fireside chats in my opinion, not for refreshment of course. Or maybe with breakfast before a long snowshoe?

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2012 22:23:04 | More by sam_bliss
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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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Circleo12

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-17-2012 00:06:40 | More by Circleo12
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Treb0R

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-13-2012 16:57:20 | More by Treb0R
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-12-2012 08:23:48 | More by CEDAMA
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kmahe

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-10-2012 01:28:42 | More by kmahe
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black in color. Foam held back at a thin lip. Some glazing lace that holds. 3.5

Mostly dark chocolate and licorice, with some raspberry and coffee aromas of the lesser. Some alcohol evaporates off the top with a nice edgy roastiness. 4.0

Tastes generically good. Heavy roast and alcohol with berry fruit and unsweetened chocolate notes. There is a sweetness, like a burnt caramel, that brings out the big maltiness. Some coffee, pine hop, and faint citrus pith form a bitter finish that's a bit gripping and spicy. This certainly works. 4.0

Middle body seems milky, but the low-to-medium carbonation pairs up with some harsh effect. Definitely warming in strength. 3.0

Not bad. Liked it more than I might have anticipated. Would drink again. 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 03:01:00 | More by thecheapies
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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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Gandhified

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-05-2012 00:42:27 | More by Gandhified
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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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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-02-2012 14:15:13 | More by tobelerone
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rolive

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-27-2012 21:21:54 | More by rolive
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-20-2012 23:13:35 | More by irishgreensoda
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Nzinger

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-19-2012 07:12:02 | More by Nzinger
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-16-2012 23:08:46 | More by jpd7374
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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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throwerbri

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-12-2012 22:29:08 | More by throwerbri
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
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