Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
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 doesnt 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.
10-28-2007 03:33:04 | More by seaoflament
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
09-16-2010 23:20:39 | More by loren01
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
04-25-2008 21:15:12 | More by dnichols
3.75/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
12-27-2008 00:24:53 | More by maddogruss
3.6/5 rDev -11.1%
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.
05-26-2013 23:01:45 | More by zhanson88
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
Dajtai007 was kind enough to throw in a nice local extra in a recent trade. Thanks!!! Shared with newtonty and DrewOSU.
Pours a nice dark brown to black with garnet hues. Nice, faint small-bubbled lacing from a darker tan head.
Smells of nice, heavily roasted malts with oats and light woodiness, like oak. Light vanilla in the mix, too. Nice and welcoming.
Creamy mouthfeel comes over from the nose with a perfect roast profile. Nice and toasty, just on the verge of being burnt - just right.
This is a very nice beer and very easy to drink - recommended!
06-05-2009 01:34:23 | More by beachbum1975
4.47/5 rDev +10.4%
Beautiful pour into chalice.
Nice dark brown thick appearance belies the mild nature of this oatmeal stout. Very smooth chocolate with caramel undertones.
I was slow to warm up to Elysian brews but am quickly becoming a true believer. Inexpensive and totally drinkable.
I've discovered one of my favorite stouts.
03-09-2011 20:57:13 | More by NWer
4.4/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
01-05-2011 00:06:37 | More by Bfarr
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.