Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.43/5 rDev -15.3%
(From a hollow-stemmed chalice)
Appearance: Elysian is very close to black: a very dark aubergine. The moderately sized head is of an interesting fuscous tone, and that dissipated gracefully, leaving an immovable cap and light lacing.
Smell: I'm getting oats aplenty here. It's all quite nicely roasted. Hazelnuts are there behind the light coffee and the dark chocolate, and the hops are evident too.
Taste: The start is sweet with caramel and oats. The beer is surprisingly hoppy, and it finishes with a bitter, dry combination of burnt chocolate and aniseed. In the middle are the sweet oats and light coffee, but they seem strangled.
Mouthfeel: The beer feels smooth and even quite rich before the burnt flavours and the aniseed pull the plug on the experience.
Overall: From the appearance and smell, the beer promised a lot. I feel like while the burnt flavours round the beer off, they're a little too harsh and they left me feeling dry and unsatisfied.
04-01-2012 05:29:41 | More by Duke
British Columbia (Canada)
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
Elysian Brewings "Dragonstooth" Stout @ 7.5% served cold into a stein
A-poured a dark brown with tan head , low carbonation , a ring of lacing has attached itself to the edge of the glass
S-Coffee , Chocolate , Hints of Oats
T-A hoppy bitterness is there but then gives way to a almost burnt malt finish
MF-rich and full bodied , dry finish on the palate
Ov-Drinkable , not my favorite , you need to be in a drinking mood maybe (sampled 1, sampled 2, sampled 1)liked it better when I had two ??
03-26-2012 01:23:13 | More by LampertLand
3.73/5 rDev -7.9%
22 oz. picked up in PA. Black pour, not the darkest ever but fine. Brown around the edges with a thin layer of off white.
Aroma, quite a bit of roast malt and oat. A slightly nutty caramel also. Light pine.
Taste, a crisp chocolate and oaty malt. Surprising amount of hop presence. Anise, pine and lighter coffee finish, pretty dry.
A little lighter than I'd prefer. The roast starts to border on burnt, which hurts the drinkabity some. Slightly lower imperial abv is not noticeable.
Overall I like it, but it has a few shortcomings to style for me. I like the strong oat presence though. I think I would have again though.
03-24-2012 03:51:46 | More by Bung
3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured from the bottle into my Dogfish snifter glass.
A simple small but dark cocoa brown head, settles slowly and leaving a thick collar among the snifter. Island pucks of foam manage to hang on. Body color is a very dark brown walnut, nearly black hardly any see through at all, can't even see to the top of the head when tilting. Some very large legs and tiny leopard link prints coat the glass on big sips. Impressive.
Nose is a good char, and dark roasted malt. Simple, solid, airy, nothing extremely impressive but just smelling like a solid good stout should.
Taste brings a very great roast character to this. Very dark burnt dry ripping grains, char, carbon almost like. It melds well with a finish that is also very hop bitter in taste. Palate feels a touch of wetness and also prickly cola carbonation that melds well with the palate. No sense of heat on this either for the high abv.
Overall, it's enjoyable, quite good. However, the dry aspect doesn't seem to grab me. If ripping dry grain and char and roast is your deal, you will love this beer to death. Do enjoy, I could have another.
03-23-2012 03:54:53 | More by smakawhat
3.23/5 rDev -20.2%
Poured from a bomber into a CBS snifter.
A: Very dark, with a thin brown head atop the beer.
S: Light chocolate malts, with some fresh hops noticeable as well. Some sweet notes as well, partly caramel
T: Sweet chocolate up front, with a little oatmeal chewiness. Light coffee midsip, with a strong hop-presence, given the style. The finish is bittersweet chocolate.
M: Medium-bodied, but significantly thinner than I anticipated/hoped for.
O: An average oatmeal stout. Less thick than I'd like and a standard, slightly boring flavor profile.
03-18-2012 18:56:41 | More by Hophead717
3.23/5 rDev -20.2%
A - As expected for an imperial oatmeal stout is deep black with a nice deep mocha head. Sticky head too.
S - Smells a bit hoppy which really covers up any other smells of roast or chocolate. Just oatmeal and hops with mild roasts at best.
T - I applaud the balance of hops to chocolate malts and roast but really it's just bland to me. Citrus hops, then ashy roastiness, then a finish of bittering hoppy pine that leaves mild bitterness on the tongue.
M - Medium bodied but not as creamy as I would expect from an imperial stout.
Overall definitely something I would not get again. Kind of hate hoppy stouts truthfully but this is only average at best.
03-17-2012 00:04:00 | More by DrDemento456
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
3.55/5 rDev -12.3%
A - Poured a beautiful 2 finger deep tan/cappuccino head. Body is black with absolutely no light coming through.
S - Pretty standard. A little chocolate, coffee, and slight hops. I'm getting a decent amount of tobacco.
T - Bitter. Bitter chocolate and still some tobacco. Some hops again.
M - A little light, but overall pretty good. Moderate carbonation.
O - The tobacco is a huge put-off for me, so I'm not the biggest fan. Plus there is no sweetness to balance things out. Looks so good, but dies down after that.
03-09-2012 01:22:31 | More by RuckusDu
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
Had a pint of this oatmeal stout at the Blue Tusk.
Pitch black with almost no light penetration whatsoever. One finger mocha colored head that dissipated fairly slowly.
Aroma is very malty, lots of caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet bready yeast-like notes.
Taste is sweet upfront, with lots of caramel coming through. In the middle it turns very bready and slight hints of roasted malt bitterness set in. The finish has a slight smoky taste with subtle lingering bitterness. This is a very tasty oatmeal stout, although I wasn't able to pick oats in the aroma or in the taste.
Decent lacing along the sides of the glass. Extremely smooth and silky mouthfeel on this one. Just an all round well-crafted stout.
Easy to drink and definitely worth a try.
03-03-2012 17:25:05 | More by CaptDavyJones
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
poured from a 22oz bottle into a DFH goblet. It pours a dark black with a tan head about a fingers thick that fades fastand leaves minimal lacing. Smells like a sweeter heavy roasted stout with a hint of chocolate. The taste is a thick bread like roasted malt and little bitterness from the hops but the creamy bitter chocolate has a nice compliment. For just under 8% this brew is very enjoyable and tame on the carbonation which is unique and in a bad way. I enjoyed this stout, and for then less that $4 a bottle I consider it a steal.
01-26-2012 02:41:02 | More by kennylopez
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
Excellent, chocolately, caramely aroma. Medium level of carbonation, with head clinging to the sides. Head lingers long after pouring, with Brussels lace. Rich, dark brown pour, hard for light to penetrate. Flavors of coffee and caramel. Overall an excellent beer that I enjoyed.
01-14-2012 04:17:44 | More by PacNWDad
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
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