Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrewerB:
3.68/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottled dated on 2-9-2011 putting this at just over a year old.
Pouring into a 3 Floyds pint glass. Dark brown/black in color with a crop of creamy medium tan foam. Lacing cling to the glass, good retention.
Cocoa powder and a hint of molasses in the initial aromas. Dusting of black pepper spice. Well toasted bready malt and a caramel sweetness arriving later.
Upfront charcoal smoke yields to a dark, bittersweet chocolate in the middle. Modestly malty sweet on the back-end. Bitterness is moderate-high with the dark malts appearing to contribute some of the character. Bitter, over-extracted espresso lingering into the finish.
Nearly oily, medium-full bodied with a moderate-light amount of carbonation. Slight harshness from the roasted malts detracting from the experience.
Bitter chocolate and coffee can sometimes work well together but there's somewhat of a clash going on here. A tad harsh for the style. Not sure if age is playing a factor here but I'd like a shift away from the dark/bitter roasty malts towards some sweetness to help increase session enjoyment.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2012 03:07:40 | More by BrewerB
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3.59/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: deep brown almost black. a very small tan head that doesn't fade one bit and leaves a sticky lacing. dark and opaque.
Smell: chocolate, oatmeal, and some other sweet malts
Taste: lots of chocolate and some chocolate covered oatmeal. a very light but sweet burnt, presumably from dark crystal malts
Mouthfeel: pretty light but slightly over sweet.
Overall: a very sweet and rich stout. a little two rich for my blood. I do like sweeter beers but they are usually stronger than this. perhaps of roasty malts would balance this out nicely.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 01:26:31 | More by SportsandJorts
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.