Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev -3%
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.
04-07-2013 18:30:07 | More by angrybabboon
4.11/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
04-07-2013 18:26:36 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.06/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
04-02-2013 00:39:11 | More by CloudStrife
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
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
03-19-2013 05:18:58 | More by ChugMan
3.34/5 rDev -17.5%
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.
03-07-2013 19:26:24 | More by stakem
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
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