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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

697 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 697
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  rDev -0.7%

tswater, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
Photo of rdooley
3/5  rDev -25.6%

rdooley, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of brew3crew
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had during a middle ages tasting. My addition to the party.

A-Dark black with tan head that quickly disapates
S-smells sweet with some matiness. Roastiness comes through as it warms up
T-very smokey malts come through first. Hints of chocolate turn up and the roasted malts really shine when it is warmer.
M-full bodied and smooth throughout
D-done with my taste quickly. Really drinkable.

Less abv than the style usually calls for but is delicious none the less

brew3crew, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of Bookseeb
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark brown ale with a dark tan head leaving nice lace. Smell of rich roasted malts, coffee and some dark fruits in the back. Taste has lightly sweetened roasted malts, coffee, dark bitter chocolate with a nice balance of hops. Mouthfeel is full bodied and very creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. A very enjoyable full bodied Stout.

Bookseeb, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bomber.

Pours a dark black with a nice 1 finger brown head.

Aroma is chocolate, caramel and sweet malts. Has a bit of that "tootsie roll" aroma too.

Flavor is earthy/roasted with a bit of bitter chocolate, mildly sweet, bit of bitter hops, tiny bit of grain, bit of alcohol. A little lighter on the alcohol flavor and a bit more "umph" and this would be perfect. I keep thinking of some kindy of earth root.

Mouthfeel is pretty excellent, creamy, medium-to-full bodied.

Finish is very interesting, nutty(wood) and peppery/alcohol.

Quite easy to drink, I could drink a good amount of this and want to drink more of these in the future.

This is quite a tasty brew.

Hypersomnia, Jan 27, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

KalanM, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of shivtim
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap in Seattle.
Came in a pint glass, a beautiful deep opaque black with a thick dense brown head and great lacing. Nose is malts, coffee, and a small hint of hops. Nice and toasty. Taste is roasty malts, some smoke, and slight alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is good and seems to improve upon warming. Drinkability is pretty good too. Good job, Elysian.

shivtim, Mar 29, 2007
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber to pint glass the beer pours a deep dark brown, nearly black color. 1 finger head with good retention and lacing. The nose is roast dominated with tones of earhty floral hops and a hint of chocolate and licorice. The flavor is very much the same with an initial surge of roasted malt up front with an underlying mild bitterness. The licorice flavor is more pronounced than in the nose. I would prefer to tone it down a bit, but it's not bad. Chocolate really evens the beer out. Creamy and smooth, lingering roast flavor. Well carbonated. Overall, good. It would be better with by reeling back the licorice flavor, in my opinion. but still very enjoyable.

hopfacebrew, May 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

emottram, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

teamwiggum, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of mrmanning
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Andrew! Pours black, with a frothy mocha head, providing good retention and lace. Aromas are big dark fruit(plum, prune), lots of dark chocolate, raisin, and a surprising amount of hops. FLavour is very hoppy and choclatey, bitter coffee, and tonnes of fruit. Assertive bitterness finishes with a touch of chalk and pleasant astringency. Shit yes bitch, this is good!

mrmanning, Dec 14, 2006
Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev -0.7%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of rallison
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very thick black with a beautiful 1 1/2 finger dark tan creamy head that never fully dies. For the alcohol, this beer looks exceptionally thick. I like that.

Smells of strong roasted malts and dark chocolate. Yummy.

Taste is of chocolate, molasses, dark fruits and some espresso. I like this - it has more flavor than the 7.4% belies. A bit of hop bitterness comes through as well. Altogether enjoyable flavors.

The mouthfeel is the only real fault I can find. It does tend to the thin side on the middle of the mouth, and makes it not quite as satisfying. Drinkability is decent for the beer.

Overall, recommended. An altogether tasty RIS.

rallison, Oct 03, 2007
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Ego
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I know.. not stout time.. but it is seasonably mild here in jersey right now.. so what the hell... got this online from liquidsolutions.com

eyes...
this feels heavy in the glass.. or maybe I am jusy limp wristed (shrugs shoulders). one finger of dark tan foam quickly runs away like forest gump, there is nare a string of pearls left lining the rim of the glass, there is some lacing, spotty at best, no light penetrates this sucker... it is a path to the dark side, and hell, I like it. overall not that impressive looking aside from the staunch bleak blackness of the thing

nose...
pretty tame nose for a "double" stout, mild coffee with cream and sweetners... like generic store bought stuff not in the league of starbucks .. or hell, even dunkin donuts, the thing I like is that it has this milk stout smell to it.. ever smell mackeson XXX ? it really reminds me of it in a pleasant way. Overall though it is a bit underwhelming compared to other stouts I dig.. but there is some unique qualities to it. on some whiffs I smell "Quik" powder (you know that stupid rabbit chocolate milk stuff).

taste etc...
wow, the flavor is ALOT richer than the nose.. the nose didn't prepare me for the heavy chocolate bitterness here, this is like shoving a bitter chocalate bar in your mouth.. the whole thing! the body is a bit thin for my tastes as this drinks pretty light. No real sensation from the alcohol (although it isn't a crazy ABV but it is above average). The aftertaste is almost like coffee that has been sitting out for a day.. and thankfully no one put out their cigarette in it. For me I find it a little TOO much like bitter chocolate.. I don't like chocolate. The hops are in the bitterness but no where else imo, they do manage to have a little bite though in the back of the mouth. this coats pretty well but is certainly not syrupy.

verdict?
not my go to, but not bad. better than some but not better than others. 1 in the hand is better than 2 in the bush, 2 in the bush means your girl is cheating on you... I could go on but I would only be entertaining myself at this point...

Foollowup:
later on in the bottle I got the more pronounced hops.. it still is not as hoppy to me as say the Smuttynose imp stout.. but it was better, but still not better than a 4

Ego, Jun 12, 2006
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good looking stout but not as dark as it could be. Minimal amount of foam and quickly settles to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. The second half, and warmer, of the bottle pour had a bit more foam.

Great aroma of chocolate, roasted barley, chocolate malts, a little bit of coffee, malted milk and a finish of alcohol soaked cherries.

Taste is of roasted malts and bitter-sweet chocolate, cocoa, a bit of cherries and a slight coffee finish. The beer is well carbonated, and it doesn’t feel too thick, slightly above average mouthfeel. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste, also finishes dry. As it warms up there is a more pronounced espresso beans flavor that works quite well.

A pretty good example of an imperial stout.

seaoflament, Oct 28, 2007
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Birdlegs, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

bootdown21, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

imyourhero21, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

leedorham, Apr 26, 2013
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.