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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

674 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 82
Gots: 66 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

SadMachine, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dark tan head that has good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts are present in the nose, along with some hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of pine resin hops are a little more noticeable and contribute a light amount of bitterness, which lingers through the finish. Some slight hints of alcohol are also present.
M: It feels a little heavier than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of warming from alcohol.
O: This beer hides its alcohol very well and is rather easy to drink. It's quite hopped compared to other beers in the style so this helps to cut through the malts and improve its drinkability.

metter98, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of jeboblasto
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first introduction to this brewery was a random pleasing surprise, in their jasmine IPA, which i loved. I am a big fan, which makes me somewhat biased. This beer is very nice. Starting off you get the "oatmeal" bitterness, not overly strong, but as it softens ( few sips later ) the "barley wine-esque" sweetness ( not overly ) comes out and is subtle and yummo! Very well balanced stout, has a bit of west coast flair and will definitely try again. This is my first review, and though i have tried many great beers, i haven't recorded my impressions at the time. I live in a very wonderful time and place for beer. Cheers!

p.s. i did not truly observe colour and a few other non essential traits, so i this will factor into my rating score. ( colour being the main one, as i was drinking in poor light from a non translucent stein. peace out. )

jeboblasto, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of thedoubler55
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

shelby415, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of kkmiller76
4/5  rDev -1%

kkmiller76, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

CreightonSM, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of blange3
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

blange3, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

thinwhiteduke, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of CanisMajor
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

CanisMajor, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of ademotte89
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ademotte89, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DarthKostrizer, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Haywire
4/5  rDev -1%

Haywire, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ESeab, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
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
Photo of fivetime
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

techdiver, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with 2 finger tan head. Thick waves and bubbles of lacing on the glass.

S- caramel, some roast, light coffee, some faint dark fruits.

T- slightly bitter coffee, roasted dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

O- nice oatmeal stout. Good amount of roast and chocolate along with very smooth finish.

kawilliams81, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Sbragg85, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a quite dark brown with a good sized fluffy medium brown head. Fades at a moderate pace, decent retention. Quite decent fluffy patchwork of lacing too.

S: Oatmeal, quite a bit of it. More than you normally get in an oatmeal stout. Almost grainy as a result. Very mild chocolate and char.

T: Chocolate and a little char up front. Lots of oatmeal in the middle lending a smooth and creamy aspect. Also makes it quite sweet, turning the chocolate into a creamy and sweet milk chocolate flavor. Almost like chocolate syrup. A little dry on the back end as the sweetness runs out and the oatmeal turns a bit grainy. Some mild piney bitterness in the finish, giving it a dry lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. A bit grainy at points.

O: Excellent oatmeal stout. Extra oatmeal really brings that flavor to the forefront. Some hop bitterness adds some nice complexity. Overall I really enjoyed it. I just didn't give it amazing scores due to the relative simplicity of the brew. For an oatmeal stout it is one of the best.

Dope, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

MacStinson, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jmccraney, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

havoc1, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Happyhopper, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of sam_bliss
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Deep dark brown, nearly black. Latte foam head.

S- Smells of dark chocolate and toasty malts.

T- Bitter dark-roast coffee and toast over hot oatmeal. Just enough unfermented sugar to offset the bitterness, which doesn't taste like much hop bitterness. The faint hops are more grassy and citrusy. Finishes kind of creamy

M- Not overly thick like some heavy stouts. Just right.

O- This is a solid beer. This category is great for dessert or fireside chats in my opinion, not for refreshment of course. Or maybe with breakfast before a long snowshoe?

sam_bliss, Dec 22, 2012
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.