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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

673 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 82
Gots: 64 | 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 richbrew
4/5  rDev -1%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of rallison
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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
Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev -1%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Ego
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
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
Photo of seaoflament
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -1%

Birdlegs, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of leedorham
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

leedorham, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

imyourhero21, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

emottram, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of bootdown21
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bootdown21, May 01, 2013
Photo of loren01
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark black color with a good sized frothy brown head, great head retention down the glass.
S: Smells of lots of chocolate and piney hops
T: Dark chocolate flavors, dark roasted malts and a great hop bitterness at the end.
M: In my opinion this couldn't be more perfect, this beer is so creamy smooth its rediculous.
D: I'm normally not one for stouts but this is really good...I would buy this one again for sure. One of the best Elysian beers I've had.

loren01, Sep 16, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of dnichols
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I shared a 22 ounce bomber with a beer buddy to celebrate the first burn in his backyard fire pit...very manly.

A: It poured a deep shiny black body with a dense chocolate head that retained well and supported a coating of evenly layered lacing.

S: It emitted a burst of dark roasted malts and coffee followed by sweet aromas of chocolate.

T: It was creamy and richly chocolaty, much like a iced mocha latte. The malts were nearly burnt they were so deeply roasted. It produced a sweet smoky like flavor that complemented well the bite of campfire steeped coffee. It finished warm and almost clean with only a small sweet chocolate aftertaste.

M: It was full bodied with a bod bitter and sweet coating of the tongue and a small sweet aftertaste.

D: It's too much beer for a long session but I could enjoy two or three bombers before the sweetness and big body would overcome my lust.

dnichols, Apr 25, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bottle of this into a shaker glass.

A: Pours a black body with no head or lacing to note.

S: A roasted barley smell with some slight, sweet toffee undertones.

T: A very roasted taste that covers up everything, including the relatively high ABV. Roasted notes are also very evident in the aftertaste. You really only know there is a good amount of alcohol in it as you feel its warming affects while you drink it.

M: A fairly thick mouthfeel that proved to be very smooth as well.

D: A very good tasting beer, but the mouthfeel seemed a little filling. While they did well to complement each other, the thick mouthfeel made it difficult to drink later on.

maddogruss, Dec 27, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

teamwiggum, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Bdel34, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

lccrunchy, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of zhanson88
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Pours out pitch black with about 1" of thick dark khaki head. Lacing and retention is very good. Pretty good looking beer.

Smell: Smells very roasty. A hint of bitter dark chocolate as well. That's about it.

Taste: Very roasty up front. A bit of coffee comes through as well, and a little dark chocolate. Not much for hops.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium to full bodied with very fine carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very roasty stout that doesn't have any other defining flavors. Very good mouthfeel though. Worth a try if you have the chance.

zhanson88, May 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50.5%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Bfarr
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich dark brown with foamy umber head with great retention and lacing. Chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Semisweet chocolate with light smoked malts and coffee. good sweetness with no alcohol mixed into the taste. Chewy with a creamy finish with a coffee-like linger.

Great feel and fine taste this is a great drinking Imperial Oatmeal Stout.Nice subtle yet clear flavors intertwine nicely. It never loses the clarity and no single flavor becomes dominant as is frequently the case. Excellent overall beer.

Bfarr, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev -1%
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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4/5  rDev -1%

Roger85, Aug 03, 2013
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.