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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

697 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 86
Gots: 69 | 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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5/5  rDev +24.1%

CEDAMA, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kmahe, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black in color. Foam held back at a thin lip. Some glazing lace that holds. 3.5

Mostly dark chocolate and licorice, with some raspberry and coffee aromas of the lesser. Some alcohol evaporates off the top with a nice edgy roastiness. 4.0

Tastes generically good. Heavy roast and alcohol with berry fruit and unsweetened chocolate notes. There is a sweetness, like a burnt caramel, that brings out the big maltiness. Some coffee, pine hop, and faint citrus pith form a bitter finish that's a bit gripping and spicy. This certainly works. 4.0

Middle body seems milky, but the low-to-medium carbonation pairs up with some harsh effect. Definitely warming in strength. 3.0

Not bad. Liked it more than I might have anticipated. Would drink again. 3.5

thecheapies, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Props to my bro for shipping this treat as an early Christmas present.

A - Pours pitch black, thumb of dark mocha head, solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Mild cocoa, sweet milk chocolate, loads of toasted oats and a hint of toasted almonds on the finish.

T - A rich brew with loads of milk chocolate and dark cocoa flavours, the toasted oats also come through alongside a hint of grassy hop notes and a lingering citrus rind hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, sticky and a touch of dryness.

O - A great oatmeal stout with a hop bitterness presence on the finish that makes for a unique and tasty experience. The ABV is very well hidden and offers up a touch of sweetness to complement the chocolate and cocoa notes.

andrenaline, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Gandhified
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Gandhified, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of GeraldFunk
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into pint glass.

Pours black with brown accents, frothy mocha head with excellent retention and lacing.

Right off the bat I get nice strong coffee and molasses aromas, with nice roasted malt coming through. Smells heavenly.

Roasted malt and coffee are first to arrive on the palate, but soon smooth oatmeal comes into play as well. Slightly sweet on entry but balanced nicely by bitterness mid palate. Very nice.

The mouth feel is full and drying yet smooth. High alcohol comes through.

Overall this is an excellent example of the style that doesn't hold back. Will be enjoying this many more times over the winter months.

GeraldFunk, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of CJS
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Pours out a toasty caramel color. Once it hits the glass its a collective pool of sooty darkness. Less than half a fingers width of a sand toned head, that dissipates kind of fast.

S Not to intense on the senses. Dark chocolate, coffee, toasted sugar mid caramelization.

T Very smooth and chocolatey. slightly bitter on the tip. Roasted nutty on the way out with a very very creamy finish.

M Nice and thick as the flavor compliments. On the palate it just sits chair-like.

O Weighing in with a 7.5 abv I can't tell. One of the creamiest, flavor balanced yet still rich, non imperial, oatmeal stouts I've enjoyed. Good job.

CJS, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

tobelerone, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of rolive
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

rolive, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Nzinger, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jpd7374, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Phelps
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Phelps, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

throwerbri, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

WDJersey, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of corby112
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

corby112, Nov 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Jules11788, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

sind310, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

TheMultiYeast, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

foxyaardvark27, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Phxsunsfan, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Birdlegs, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of meeekyh
4.23/5  rDev +5%
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.

meeekyh, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jagada, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Glibber, Oct 07, 2012
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.