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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

637 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 78
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
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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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-20-2012 23:13:35 | More by irishgreensoda
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Nzinger

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-19-2012 07:12:02 | More by Nzinger
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-16-2012 23:08:46 | More by jpd7374
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Phelps

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Deep black, molasses-thick. Two fingers pf pillow-thick, cocoa-colored head.

The nose: Sweet dark chocolate, a little tangy, touch of oats. Maybe a little astringent, metallic.

Let it warm for full flavor. Very standard, solid stout flavor. Flash of boozy dark fruits at the end. Heavy roast. Nice balance, but leans sweet. Chocolatey.

Medium body, not as thick as the appearance suggested, but still big.

Solid, solid, solid.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 17:47:58 | More by Phelps
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throwerbri

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-12-2012 22:29:08 | More by throwerbri
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-12-2012 07:36:04 | More by WDJersey
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey roasted malt aroma with a decent amount of sweetness for balance. Pretty robust with hints of coffee bean, burnt toast, oatmeal and dark chocolate countered by caramel, toffee and rich fudge-y bakers chocolate. There's definitely a a sweet dessert like quality that counters the heavier elements.

Full bodied with a deeply roasted, robust dark malt flavor that's countered by lighter malt sweetness and faint earthy hop bitterness. Pretty dry and almost burnt tasting up front without becoming acrid or overwhelming. Hints of burnt toast, roasted gourmet coffee, dark chocolate and of course oatmeal followed by toffee, chocolate cake and resinous hops. Lots of dry bitterness yet this big beer remains well balanced and pretty easy to drink considering it's complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 09:50:11 | More by corby112
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Jules11788

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-28-2012 21:12:48 | More by Jules11788
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sind310

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-23-2012 09:24:24 | More by sind310
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly viscous jet black with a finger of brown head and little lacing.

Smell offers burnt cookies, chocolate, coffee, oats, smokey wood, some booze, well balanced piney hop profile

Taste is equal in burnt character, smoky, more coffee, well balanced with hops, metallic bitter finish and aftertaste

Feel is spot on, smooth with mild carbonation

Overall an enjoyable stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 01:14:30 | More by TheMultiYeast
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-19-2012 06:51:54 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Phxsunsfan

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-18-2012 06:14:25 | More by Phxsunsfan
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-16-2012 05:33:00 | More by Birdlegs
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meeekyh

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in a bomber from Redland's Liquors for about $5.49 in a bomber.

I pour into an old Mesa Theater tall-pilsner glass. I know it isn't ideal for the style but my belled glass in unavailable. The ale is dark, dark, dark. I searched around the house for a light source that would penetrate the beer and when I couldn't find one I poured a bit into a vodka chimney and only than did the color appear anything other than black (deep red hued burnt-umber for the record). The head is about 3 fingers and fluffy with a moderate dissipation rate, but the most remarkable thing about it is its deep sepia color.

The smells are also deep and dark: Italian-roast coffee, concentrated stone-fruits and a bit of smoke. Along with the wafting alcohol, these combine to make for a very welcoming and warming nose.

The mouthfeel is full but far from syrupy. It is nearly chewy but plenty dry to finish without a cloying experience. The carbonation is moderate, maybe a bit high for a stout but I am not complaining.

The flavor of this ale is rich and complex: sweet, tart, bitter, and savory in a much higher quantity than I usually experience in a beer. Savory is not a flavor I typically associate with beer of any type, even the dark ales and lagers, but this is a welcome exception.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 03:59:10 | More by meeekyh
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-11-2012 03:27:04 | More by jagada
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Glibber

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-07-2012 02:28:18 | More by Glibber
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jl28r1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-06-2012 18:37:13 | More by jl28r1
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-05-2012 22:36:43 | More by adkieffer
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gestyr

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a schooner glass

A: Pours a deep opaque brown with a thick long lasting tan head

S: Malty, roast, nutty, caramel, coffee mocha

T: The taste follows the smell. Nice and rich. Malts and roast grains followed by a balanced caramel sweetness and a nutty, coffee. cocoa flavor

M: A bit thinner than I anticipated. Smooth and has a slight alcohol sting.

O: A nice oatmeal stout. The smoothness from the oatmeal is present and it goes down well. My wife, who doesn't drink beer, choose this off the shelf for me. I consider myself lucky.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 23:35:53 | More by gestyr
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-28-2012 04:30:26 | More by MarkyMOD
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vkv822

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz : tulip

Black with a thick, foamy light brown head with great retention, nice lacing.

Cocoa, nutty, lightly boozy fudge. Light roast.

Sweet chocolate, pleasant faint boozy note. Very faint roast.

Medium+ body with low, bubbly carbonation.

Quite enjoyable stout. Definitely agree with the bottle in that this is an "Imperial Oatmeal Stout". Bold, rich flavors, pleasant boozy notes.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 07:18:00 | More by vkv822
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-13-2012 17:31:04 | More by udubdawg
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Travisnin

Idaho

3/5  rDev -25.9%

09-13-2012 06:12:34 | More by Travisnin
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falconxman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-11-2012 23:28:42 | More by falconxman
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-11-2012 01:35:04 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.