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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

720 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 86
Gots: 72 | 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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Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev -0.7%

ortie, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Braz, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of BeerTruth
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to RoryGilmore for this one.

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a complete midnight black with a full three finger brown head that takes its time to fall to a fluff layer of bubbles. An amazing thick wall of lacing is left behind on the sides of the glass. Smell consists of smokey roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and coffee grinds. Hops make their presence known in the aroma as well, very nice nose to this one. Toasted grains, smoked barley, and bitter hops up front in the flavor. Sweet caramel and chocolate malts midway with more bitterness. Aftertaste is full of molasses and touch of vanilla. Medium to full body with a bit of a watered down feel. Carbonation is subtle but fits the beer well. A very enjoyable impy stout for sure, one worth seeking out.

BeerTruth, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

JMS1512, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of meatyard
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Is a very, very dark cola brown with a short tan head and light bits of lacing,
S-Is a strong nose of coffee and some dark chocolate and a little smoke.
T-Is some smokiness, a bite of bitterness, then the roasted coffee and chocolate at the end.
M-Is sort of thin, much more than I would expect. This is the weakest part of this beer.
D-Is very nice. I expected a higher ABV but at 7% it's low enough to have plenty.

This is a solid beer, easy to drink and enjoyable at that. There are better but many more worse.

meatyard, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev -0.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of doughanson78
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black. Dark. Barely any head but what little there is is a nice mocha color. A few big bubbles in the head. Excellent lacing.

S: Deep roasted coffee. Burnt malts. Chocolate. Nice burnt toasty oat aroma. Faint smokiness.

T: Again very deep roasted/toasted oat flavor. Deep roasted coffee. Light sweet malts with a hint of chocolate. Very faint hop bitterness at the end.

M: Very full bodied. Nice and creamy. Coats the mouth nicely.

O: A very good Oatmeal Stout. Great roasty/toasty notes. Not an overpowering coffee flavor. Definitely will purchase again.

doughanson78, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra from travisd13. Big, big thanks!

Appearance: Pours muddy black from the bottle. No transparency whatsoever. Creamy, brown head slowly emerges as the pour comes to an end. Head climbs to about 1/4 inch, but dissipates back to a thin ring after a minute or so, dragging wispy lace behind it. Looks very, very thick and delicious. EDIT: Vicious pour created a gorgeous 2-finger, extremely tight, creamy head. Looks like it came out of a nitro-tap. Great retention, great lacing. Just, wow!

Smell: Mocha, oats, chocolate flakes, roasted malts, and a touch of molasses.

Taste: Wow, this is excellent! Where to begin... rich milk chocolate, oats, mocha, and roasted woody flavors. Finishes a bit dry and burnt with hints of bourbon, molasses, and toffee. A very rich, complex, and balanced taste with just the right amount of sweetness. One of the best imperial stouts I've ever had!
EDIT: Had this again on 05-17-09 and wasn't as impressed. Still delicious, but not mind-blowing.

Burp: Hearty, chunky, chocolately, delicious.

Mouthfeel: Thick and velvety smooth. Body is firm and moderately syrupy. Great mouth coating and good warming. Very well done!

Drinkability: Really, really wish I had another bomber of this. Flavor and mouthfeel are superb. Goes down very smooth, and creates a nice, friendly, warm spot in your belly. A top notch imperial stout that I'd recommend to anyone!

ThreeWiseMen, Dec 16, 2008
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

oso, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of aforbes10
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, big brown head, some sediment. Odor is chocolate with some cherries, sort of plum and sherry like as well. Taste is again a lot of chocolate, some bitterness, alcohol and weak cherry presence. Not particularly complex, but its nice. fairly thick. For the price ($3.99), i'd buy another bomber.

aforbes10, Dec 28, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

NYR_Rob, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

jtierney89, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

johnnyboy76, May 03, 2013
Photo of steve8robin
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yo, yo...

A: Perfect. Black as the deepest parts of the depths of the ocean. Thick 2 inch mocha colored head that slowly fades.

S: Smooth earthy hops upfront blended with bitter mocha espresso. Sugars in the middle with a slight booziness on the backend. Good.

T: Bitter hoppy chocolate upfront with coffee flavors in the middle and sugars on the backend. Not too much special here.

M: Smooth. A decent amount of carbonation. Good.

D: Goes down easy. A hint too much booziness, but aside from that, nearly perfect.

All in all, this is ok. Not phenomenal, but ok. Good to try once, but not worth hunting down.

steve8robin, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of deereless
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Ebony espresso, thick brown, wonderful lacing - 4.25, S: Hints of oatmeal, heavy on the grain - 4.25, T: Extremely grainy in a good way, loads of chocolate malt, some nice bittering, on the mild side in terms of an Imperial Stout - 4.25, M: Nice and creamy - 4.50, D: This is a solid stout, nicely crafted and quite flavorful - 4.25

deereless, Dec 19, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a two finger brown head that fades to a wispy cap and ring and leaves some webs of lacing behind.

Aroma is chocolate and cocoa, roasted malts, some coffee, a bit of caramel, anise, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon. Good strength.

Flavor is rich chocolate, roasted malts, notes of coffee, molasses, caramel, anise, perhaps a bit of herbal hops, mild sweetness, moderate bitterness, a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.

Really nice Foreign Stout/Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Really rich flavor, a lot of chocolate and supporting cast, creamy mouthfeel from the oats. I can dig it.

elgiacomo, Jul 04, 2012
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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger mocha colored head
S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, toasted nuts
T: Matches the nose, very complex. Adds a bit of charred meat on the midpalate and hops on the finish
M: Medium-bodied, a nice dried roasted grain feel, balanced
O: Complex, tastes very toasted. I like that the oatmeal comes distinctly through which it doesn't often for the style

ONUMello, Apr 17, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beutiful like a stout should be. Jet black body with a huge chocolate brown head with huge fat bubbles. Nose is an invigorating smokey malt that just jumps out of the glass, very meaty. There is a lot going on in the nose of this one. Rich robust coffee chocolatey feel attacks the taste buds at first sip. Eases up in the middle and thins up on the bitter that leads to the finish. Finish is slightly sweet with richness and a bitter bite on the end. Not to heavy on the mouthfeel. Very relaxed and nicely drinkable.

SPLITGRIN, Sep 24, 2006
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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a tall tan head that leaves a nice coating of lace as it dwindles down. Aroma is full of roasted malts with some bitter dark chocolate backing it. Lingering notes of coffee and a light smokiness were present. Flavor starts off a bit sweet before some notes of bakers chocolate and roasted malts take over. Some mild notes of dark fruit and a good bit of smokiness round it out. Roasty chocolate finish. Smooth and fairly thick but could stand to have a bit bigger body. Easy drinking for a big brew. Great all around effort on this one.

meathookjones, May 02, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

wonothesane42, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

KStark, May 16, 2013
Photo of ATPete
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

Pours a rich black color with a nice looking medium sized brown head. Lots of roasty toasty grain in the nose, sweet chocolate malt comes through as well as subtle notes of ground coffee. Good flavor, surprising bitterness which i really enjoyed. Medium bodied for an Imperial Stout but that factored with the moderate ABV make for a very drinkable brew. Well done, by far my favorite offering from Elysian so far.

ATPete, Feb 25, 2009
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.