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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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716 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 86
Gots: 73 | 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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Photo of RuckusDu
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a beautiful 2 finger deep tan/cappuccino head. Body is black with absolutely no light coming through.

S - Pretty standard. A little chocolate, coffee, and slight hops. I'm getting a decent amount of tobacco.

T - Bitter. Bitter chocolate and still some tobacco. Some hops again.

M - A little light, but overall pretty good. Moderate carbonation.

O - The tobacco is a huge put-off for me, so I'm not the biggest fan. Plus there is no sweetness to balance things out. Looks so good, but dies down after that.

RuckusDu, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -0.7%

strongaf, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of ShadyJay
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ShadyJay, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had a pint of this oatmeal stout at the Blue Tusk.
Pitch black with almost no light penetration whatsoever. One finger mocha colored head that dissipated fairly slowly.
Aroma is very malty, lots of caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet bready yeast-like notes.
Taste is sweet upfront, with lots of caramel coming through. In the middle it turns very bready and slight hints of roasted malt bitterness set in. The finish has a slight smoky taste with subtle lingering bitterness. This is a very tasty oatmeal stout, although I wasn't able to pick oats in the aroma or in the taste.
Decent lacing along the sides of the glass. Extremely smooth and silky mouthfeel on this one. Just an all round well-crafted stout.
Easy to drink and definitely worth a try.

CaptDavyJones, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -0.7%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Hoolihan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Hoolihan, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

weerezboy, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of kennylopez
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 22oz bottle into a DFH goblet. It pours a dark black with a tan head about a fingers thick that fades fastand leaves minimal lacing. Smells like a sweeter heavy roasted stout with a hint of chocolate. The taste is a thick bread like roasted malt and little bitterness from the hops but the creamy bitter chocolate has a nice compliment. For just under 8% this brew is very enjoyable and tame on the carbonation which is unique and in a bad way. I enjoyed this stout, and for then less that $4 a bottle I consider it a steal.

kennylopez, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of RWNewhouse
4/5  rDev -0.7%

RWNewhouse, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of PacNWDad
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Excellent, chocolately, caramely aroma. Medium level of carbonation, with head clinging to the sides. Head lingers long after pouring, with Brussels lace. Rich, dark brown pour, hard for light to penetrate. Flavors of coffee and caramel. Overall an excellent beer that I enjoyed.

PacNWDad, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev -0.7%

bonbini26, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of GNWBC
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Let me start by saying that....Seattle beer kicks ass!

A: pours jet black with a half finger a dirty brown head.

S: over all smell is kinda weak but you do get some nice roasty malts with a hint of sweet toffee on the end of the nose.

Taste: it is more hoppy than most oatmeal stouts but is still very good. you get a sweet malty splash as it hits your palate, as it sinks in you get hit by the toffee/coffee factor and then finishes with a sticky hoppyness.

M: clean up front, finishes with a sticky hoppy resin.

OA: SBA Brew (SBA= Super Bad Ass)

GNWBC, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Telestic
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Telestic, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of TheMadBomber
5/5  rDev +24.1%

TheMadBomber, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of RavenousGreen
5/5  rDev +24.1%

RavenousGreen, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of mhenson42
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mhenson42, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin brown head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, oats, some coffee and chocolate, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit followed by oats and a hearty roasted malt character. There’s a little bit of creaminess to it. The hops presence is very mild but provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid stout to drink for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mtbeer3649, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 12/11/11 notes. Not sure exactly why, but this has been a Want of mine for a long time and I never got around to trading for a bottle until now. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Duvel Green tulip.

a - Pours a black color with two inches of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Little head retention and some spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and light bitter chocolate. Pretty nice, very roasty.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, vanilla or cream, light coffee, light wood, and bakers chocolate. Very nice, a tiny step up from the nose.

m - Medium to full body and low to moderate carbonation, very smooth and creamy. Very easy to drink, a great mouthfeel for an oatmeal stout.

o - Overall I thought this was a really nice oatmeal stout; one of the better ones I've had in recent memory. Ton of roasted notes and chocolate, and very easy to drink. Very glad I bought this, and would buy it again.

mdfb79, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Anew
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Anew, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of morebeergood
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased a bottle in 2010 and have been aging it in my cellar until tonight. Poured into a Brooklyn Brewery oversized snifter. Dark brown colored body. Thin white head, meaning some carbonation may have been lost over time. Spots of lacing here and there on the glass. Smell was faint; mostly coffee but just a slight hint of butter. Taste was enjoyable. Lots of layers of coffee, roasted grain, cocoa, and maybe some cereal. Mouthfeel was smooth but there was a slight bitterness at the end on the palate. The abv was toned down well, and not overly noticeable. The label calls itself an Imperial Oatmeal Stout, and the phrase applies well. It's much more potent in flavor than other regular oatmeal stouts that I have had in the past.

morebeergood, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of plehnus
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Faint floral and earthy hops. Sweet and deeply roasted malts. Very faint sour notes. Licorice.

Appearance: Blackish-brown body with a compressed, relatively, tan head.

Flavor: Bitter-sweet roasted notes. Coffee. Smooth malt hop balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body. Seems clean and light on the mouth. Gently lingers after each sip.

Overall: Complex well balanced and easily drinkable. Nice roast malt and bitter hop balance.

plehnus, Dec 03, 2011
Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.