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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

766 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 97
Gots: 98 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2002

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Ratings: 766 | Reviews: 320
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Photo of Rutager
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deepest of browns, nearly black with a thin and creamy, tan head.

Smell. Deep roasted malts and some sweet dark chocolate.

Taste. Sweet roasty malts, dark baker's chocolate, some caramel and a little wood and vanilla.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low, smooth carbonation.

Overall. Great tasting oatmeal stout. Enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Cheesemoose
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade from a good friend in Cali. Cheers and thanks!

2009 vintage.

Poured into my handy dandy 16oz snifter.

Lovely, rich, creamy body. Dark, with a soft brown edge. Head is fluffy, pillowy and big. Khaki/mocha head with a edge towards the dark side. So dark and yet so inviting. Lovely bit of lacing to match.

Nose is dominated by chocolate and earthy roasted notes. Very tempting from the get go. Some dark fruits come into play, but the dominate profile is milk chocolate.

Smooth entrance with a resurgent roasted finish. Crisp hop back with notes of citrus and a lingering roasted malt profile. Well rounded, and yet deeply satisfying. Chocoalte malts dominate the malt back of this beer.

Creamy, luscious, silky smooth and oh so quaffable.

Easily one of the best Oatmeal Stouts in resent memory. Excellent, down right near perfect example.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On cask poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark black with a one finger fluffy brown head. Nose is malty and rich, a bit of oatmeal comes through.

Taste is sweet, creamy mellow and lots of chocolate, roast coffee and a nice light bitter finish, Mouthfeel is a bit watery but still good.

Photo of augustgarage
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Samuel Smith nonic. This batch is 7.5% ABV.

Opaque auburn-tinged seal brown liquid with a thin creamy layer of earth yellow up top. Pasty lacing, good retention.

Smokey, earthy, complex roasty aromatics with toasted steel cut oats. Layers of malt of varying roast levels, bread crusts, and grassy hops show up as well.

Loam, peat, clay, leaves, roasted chicory, subtle layers of malt, and a gentle grainy flavor on the palate. Cocoa nibs, coffee, and hops come across throughout. Lightly herbal and pine-laden. Nice dry vaguely woody finish, though faintly metallic (iron?).

Smooth, medium-full bodied, a touch sticky and very faintly astringent.

A pleasant quietly unique example of the style.

Photo of nsabo
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I’ve seen this beer labeled as both an oatmeal stout and an imperial stout (the bottle calls itself an “Imperial Oatmeal Stout”). At only a 7.4% abv and a medium-thin, porter-esque mouthfeel, “Imperial” is a stretch. This is a dry beer: low carbonation, roasted grains, carob, leather, and a strong hop presence.
The last couple of imperial stouts I’ve had have all been fairly hoppy (rasputin, storm king, etc.), and this is no different. Personally, hops ain’t what I look for in a RIS, but this isn’t a bad beer.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Elysian Fields in Seattle Washington.

A: 1/8" cream coloured head over black liquid.

S: Coffee, malt, and dark chocolate.

T: Coffee, dark chocolate, malt, and yeast. I was left with a very pleasant bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium carbonation and medium viscosity.

O: A very enjoyable stout with powerful flavours. The name fits it perfectly.

Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 16oz Yankee pint, something to offset the hop assault of the first offering I dove into at this unassuming, yet crazily attractive location in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle.

This beer appears a solid, light-sucking black, with a rather skimpy cola base, evident only in direct, overbearing sunlight exposure, and one hefty finger of puffy, rocky, and mildly creamy mocha head, which leaves some awesomely gratifying webbed and honeycombed lace around the glass as it slowly and lazily recedes, right in line with my mood in the here and now.

It smells of lightly roasted chocolate malt, bittersweet coffee grounds, oily bar-top nuts (not that there were any available), sour black fruit, and bitter citrusy, leafy hops. The taste is lightly toasted bready and caramel malt, medium nutty bakers' chocolate, grainy, gritty oatmeal, and fruity citrus, mildly bitter hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, but duly supportive at the same rate, the body fairly smooth and silky as all get out, with a subtle tinge of creaminess. It finishes in kind, with some roasted bitter chocolate propping up the sweetness, and a hefty nod to the sassy, and burgeoning sour side of things.

The middling sourness of this offering may be a tad suggestive of a generic porter, but everything else screams out lovely, amped up oatmeal stout, well tempered all PNW-style, with a bit of a dialing down of the IBUs-from-hell that I'm starting to see as the trend 'round these parts. Enjoyable, and drinkable, at least until that alcohol starts to claim its pound or so of flesh.

Photo of Airyk12
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown, with a thick, foamy brown head.

Smells like an Oatmeal stout should; with roasted malts and a bit of bitterness complimented by cocoa and coffee scents.

Taste definitely follows the nose; strong roasted malts up front and a little bitterness, joined by some chocolate sweetness and coffee flavors. There's the slightest hint of alcohol, just enough to add a little warmth.

Creamy smooth with a tiny bit of carbonation and a hint of warming alcohol. Medium body and rich.

All around a great beer; a strong oatmeal stout and a finely balanced one at that. None of the flavors overwhelm, only enhance.

Photo of BigB415
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black into my Kona Brew pint glass. Smells of oatmeal and alcohol. Tastes of oatmeal and chocolate which is a nice combination. I don't taste much alcohol. The oatmeal and the chocolate don't overwhelm you it's very subtle in after taste. This is my first offering from Elysian, I always see their beers everywhere and their label is catchy. I have been to Seattle twice and haven't been to their brewery but I will go next time I'm in town.

Photo of doughanson78
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black. Dark. Barely any head but what little there is is a nice mocha color. A few big bubbles in the head. Excellent lacing.

S: Deep roasted coffee. Burnt malts. Chocolate. Nice burnt toasty oat aroma. Faint smokiness.

T: Again very deep roasted/toasted oat flavor. Deep roasted coffee. Light sweet malts with a hint of chocolate. Very faint hop bitterness at the end.

M: Very full bodied. Nice and creamy. Coats the mouth nicely.

O: A very good Oatmeal Stout. Great roasty/toasty notes. Not an overpowering coffee flavor. Definitely will purchase again.

Photo of drewba
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - jet black with purple tints on the edges - a decent mocha head slowly forms up, but then falls to nothing but a pile of fat bubbles on the rim.

S - smoke, honey, plum, grapes, raisin, caramel.

T - Dense smokiness that mixes well with the raisin and plum plus honey. I'm not a fan of smoke, but there is actually a decent harmony here, some of the sweetness and dryness from the oats don't let the smoke overwhelm. I'm getting plenty of the lactose in the end right before this finishes with a bitter dryness.

M - thickish, prickly carbonation.

O - Liked this despite the heavy smokiness. very drinkable, enjoyable mouthfeel, B++ would drink again.

Photo of jag21
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Back when I'd frequent Elysian Brewpub, this would be a go-to beer. This review is for the bottled version.

A: Dark with a nice brown head.

S: Nice roasted malt, hint of hops

T: Roasted malts at first, with the back end taken over by a nice hop presence to give the beer a nice clean finish. Wife says it's like eating snow, whatever that means.

M: Nice coating mouthfeel, almost too much carbonation though, for the style.

O/D: I could put back a bomber of this no problem. A nice winter or bad-weather beer. I think it used to be higher ABV though.

Photo of billab914
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Stone IRS glass. It poured black in color with a frothy tan head covering the top of it. The head faded but left some very nice lacing as it did.

The aroma shows a good amount of hoppiness to it with some citrus notes playing a big role in it. The oats also really come through and give it a creamy, smooth quality. Some bitter-sweet chocolate and roasty flavors round out the flavors in the nose. nice, smooth and flavorful aroma overall.

The taste has a very nice mix of flavors to it. As the nose suggested I get a good dose of citrusy hops to it. I get some chocolate to it up front as well. The oats start to come out more towards the finish with some bitter-sweet, roasty and coffee like flavors.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall it was a very good beer. I usually don't a lot of hoppiness in my stouts, but this one managed to really integrate the flavors nicely. The juicy citrus really meshed with the smooth oats for me. The bitter-sweet chocolate and roasty, bitter, coffee flavors were an added bonus. Delicious beer overall.

Photo of Lazerlobe
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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A: Standard dark cola pour, good cap of Desert Storm colored khaki head.

S: Sweet, crisp roast, followed by dry chocolate

T: Start off a touch astringent before breaking out with robust chocolate, well kilned barley and mellowed hops. Strong roasted finish.

M: Smooth and lightly viscous, goes down too easy!

O: Easy to drink and robust. It's bit too roasty and untempered for me but is too easy to drink with its light, playful body.

Photo of Bookseeb
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark brown ale with a dark tan head leaving nice lace. Smell of rich roasted malts, coffee and some dark fruits in the back. Taste has lightly sweetened roasted malts, coffee, dark bitter chocolate with a nice balance of hops. Mouthfeel is full bodied and very creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. A very enjoyable full bodied Stout.

Photo of Drazzamatazz
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Typical oatmeal stout appearance with a dark creamy body and a full foamy head. Pretty inviting.

S: Cocoa, chocolate, espresso roast, and dark caramel. Also some light smoke and anise.

T: Toasted, malty, bitter chocolate and espresso. Start sweet and finishes dry. Lingering coffee notes.

M: Medium, maybe even a little thin for an "imperial oatmeal stout". As it warms up I'm getting some alcohol heat, nothing too assertive though. Carbonation aids the body to give a full creamy feel.

O: Subtle and smooth, but still interesting. Easy drinking, but at the same time its definitely something that's better suited for slow leisurely drinking.

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.