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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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JT99125, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Sir_Goatman, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of ShadesOfGray
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Allagash tall snifter glass. Pours almost completely black with just the slightest amouth of light/color coming through while beeing poured, but then solid black in the glass. Toffee colored frothy head with excelent retention! Lacing is super thick and sticky and really fills out the glass.

Aroma consists of mostly chocolate, malts, and slight hops. Can also notice a coffee note...but mostly a semi-sweet aroma.

Pretty good stout! Medium body, smooth/velvety and rich mouthfeel. Lots of semi-sweet chocolate, roasted barley, toasted oats, and slight booze. The warmer it gets, the thicker it feels in the mouth. I've never seen, nor heard of this beer before...and it was just a random pick-up today. I have to say, I'm pretty pleased, and not let down at all.

ShadesOfGray, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of thedoubler55
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A dark brown color that has a nice fluffy tan head at the top, leaves a slight bit of lacing around the glass as you drink this one.

S: Up front is chocolate and oatmeal, slight booze notes as well, nice hints of brown sugar and nicely roasted malts.

T: Taste right off the bat is chocolate and caramel, some slight hint of dark fruits, at the tail end is some nice roasty malts and some caramel and brown sugar.

M: Smooth brew, medium-heavy bodied, slight bit of carbonation as well.

O: A good brew, nice for the winter months, very tasty and pleasant.

thedoubler55, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of jjboesen
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Imperial Stout starts with a thin, creamy head and settles into a very dark appearance accompanied by foamy sponge-like lacing.

Made with Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops, it has a smooth and malty richness with a subtle toastiness making for a sweet mouthfeel and one of the many excellent Elysian brews that cannot be resisted.

It's understandable why this one costs a little extra.

jjboesen, Nov 03, 2007
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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this at Red Bones at their NW Fest on 11/09/10

Appearance: Rich light brown/khaki head. Great looking beer here.

Aroma: Chocolate malt, roasted malt, and faint whiffs of booze on the nose. Not a huge smell, but nice.

Taste: Big flavors in play here. Nice dark chocolate and almost burnt roastiness to it. The warming booze doesn't so much stand out on its own as it enhances the dark fruit flavors that would stay hidden in a smaller ABV beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Rich, smooth and easy to drink. Sticks to your ribs, but not super huge like many others in the style.

Overall: I really liked this brew. It checks in on the low side of Imperial/Double Stouts, which gives you the best of both worlds: robust flavors, but a smoother, easy drinking body.

soze47, Nov 10, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

foxyaardvark27, Oct 19, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's been a long time since I've seen this beer. When I heard Elysian's beers were coming to the east coast, I had to grab some Dragonstooth.

APPEARANCE: Pours into a becker glass completely black in color. A light mocha-colored head forms on top at about a finger's height. It slowly drops to a full, thick cap.

SMELL: Very high on the darker, bitter malts. The roasted element in this stands out the most with any dark chocolate aromas being pushed to the background. Hop aroma is very minimal.

TASTE: Flavors come from everywhere when you sip this. The roastiness is amped up as in the nose, but it's accompanied by a strong caramelly note. A fruity, almost lactic, sweetness lurks behind and seems a little odd, but it adds another layer of dimension. The finish is strongly bitter and roasty.

MOUTHFEEL: Very thick and chewy, but not slick. The carbonation is assertive but doesn't go overboard.

DRINKABILITY: Very good. The alcohol is not noticable, and for a beer this heavy, it's incredibly smooth. I'm glad this comes in bombers.

An excellent choice that's definitely recommended. Just another reason why it's wonderful to be a beer fan in Pennsylvania.

jmalex, Oct 12, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

CanisMajor, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

liquorpig, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Jules11788, Oct 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Lambocalrisien, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

russwilliam, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

MAUEX_MFA, Aug 08, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour: 22oz bottle to wide-mouthed glass. Very dark beer capped by a mocha head. About one finger head quickly dissipates to a thin coat of lace and healthy halo. Looks like there's plenty of carbonation inside the beer. Body looks to be on the thinner side, which is what I'm in the mood for right now.

Nose: Seared figs, roasted malt. Somewhat sweet, caramel... or more like burned sugar. Not exactly an aroma that I'm excited about. Not bad, but just not super exciting... missing the coffee/burnt toast that I want.

Mouth: Thicker than it looks, is the first impression. Healthy roast flavors and lingering burnt toast. Some of that burnt sugar again, an acrid finish. Fore flavors are better than hind flavors. Goes well w/ my burger though. Mouthfeel is thick yet highly carbonated... think the body could stand to be a little thinner (lower in alcohol) but it's quite alright.

clickpush, Oct 20, 2009
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4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Scored this via Let's Pour. Inky black with a densely packed and well-retaining dark tan head. Chocolate, molasses, and coffee all intrigue the nose. Big roasty malt complexity also includes some smoke and burnt toast. Black licorice, smoky, dark toast, and espresso all making their presence known all the palette. Bitterness is medium-high. Hop flavors seem secondary here though perhaps a bit earthy. Medium-full in body, slight creaminess is notable and pleasant. Carbonation seems appropriate for the style and is moderate/moderate-low. Overall this is a rich, roasty beer with deeply hued dark malt bill atop a luxurious lush silky body. Well done.

BrewerB, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

PsilohsaiBiN, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Glibber, Oct 07, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco, CA and poured into a snifter. I begin to review at 50°F.

Leaves a decent sized head of about a half inch. Head color is light tan/beige and it retains pretty well. Black in color. Strong lacing.

Smells of vanilla, lightly roasted malts and creme. Milk chocolate becomes evident as it warms more.

Tastes delicious. Full flavored, but the intensity is more mild than most imperial stouts. Similar in characteristic to the nose.

World class mouthfeel. Thick, full bodied and very creamy. Medium finish, minimal carbonation. Very drinkable and the alcohol is seemingly non-existent.

This was a surprisingly good stout and it is relatively inexpensive (I believe around $4.69/bomber). I do not believe Elysian has distribution much further than the pacific northwest, so I recommend to give it a try if you can get it.

ibbjamin, May 05, 2009
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3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber that I picked up at the beginning of the summer, aged (or rather stored) at Leadville temperatures, guaranteeing that this hasn't gone bad sitting in the 'cellar' (read: laundry room) over the summer.

It pours an impenetrable black with a meaty, tan head that dissipates and lingers as a thinnish layer above the brew. The alcohol's prominence in the bouquet surprised me, as this is only a 7.4% brew, but alcohol it is and almost nothing else. All told, the straightforward (and disappointing) nose on this offering is its biggest flaw.

Fortunately the taste offers a little more to chew on and think about. It has a nice bittering hop presence up front and a smooth malty finish, with hints of marshmallow, leather, and milk. This is followed by another dose of hops that lingers long into the aftertaste. Like so many American stouts (single or double), I personally think that this indulges the hop a little too much at the cost of a more complex balance. That qualm notwithstanding, it's still a tasty and enjoyable brew.

Highly drinkable for a beer of its strength. This is a smooth and rather mellow strong stout. It may not be the best of Elysian's beers, but it's still worth a look.

benito, Sep 11, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

MikeDAdams, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericwo for knocking off this want with our recent swap!

Hey! A black pour with a light, 1-finger head.

I get a good shot of hops in the nose that goes along with chocolate and espresso notes. Very pleasant.

Bitter hops, chocolate and coffee notes with a sweet finish. This is a nice, take it home to mother kind of stout. It doesn't really change as it warm... nothing is peeking out behind the chocolate and hops.

Very smooth with terrific carbonation. This is another stout that doesn't push any envelopes with the style but it's still enjoyable because of the bitter hops. I was glad to try it but don't need to revisit in the future.

rudylaw, May 31, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

aszatk01, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

charlesjwinkler, Nov 03, 2013
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.