Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal StoutDown 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 59
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Buebie on 02-12-2010

Oatmeal Stout brewed with cocoa nibs. Available: February-March.
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Photo of codysjb
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade.
12oz into Duvel Tulip
A: Looks great, nice color and head
S: Smells awesome, a full nose of chocolate and oatmeal with some minor coffee hints. Really a very full smell to a beer
T: Ok, good and theres a bunch of chocolate but it ends up a little watery
M: Some more water, not a lot of flavor in the mouthfull.
O: Promising but overall the actual beer tastes watered down.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Always good to have beers from Tyranena.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of milk chocolate and roasted malt. I also get a little bit of coffee mixed into the aroma. Overall, a very strong, nice aroma.

The flavor is heavy on the milk chocolate. I also get some roasted malt, but that is about it. Even with all of the malt, the beer is very dry. It is also a bit chalky tasting, but that is not a bad thing as the beer tastes very nice.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, black with 1" tan head. Some chunkees in it. Aroma was powder cocoa, like when you'd smell the inside of the chocolate milk powder can.

Smooth taste, another great use of oatmeal, mild roast flavor, chocolate malt complimenting the cocao. Chewy. Great meld together, an easy drinking stout. Something like this, I have no idea how people can't like it, its really easy to drink, sturdy and flavorful. Not really a "chocolate" beer, but the light cocao feel and the oatmeal make it an easy drinker.

Solid beer at a solid price. Would recommend to fans of the style and noobs alike.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a creamy light tan head that last as a thick ring.

S- The dark roasted malt is earthy with chocolate malt grown and a Sumatra roasted coffee coming through in the finish. There is a fresh raw grain aroma and some green hop aromas that come through as it opens up.

T- The dark roasted black malt has a slight chalk quality to it with some nice bakers chocolate notes and a touch of oats and tartness in the finish. Green woody hops are light but present in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a chewy texture and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- The wonderful dry stout has a nice complex roasted profile that is balanced by very nice coffee and chocolate flavors aswell. This is a big beer but it is very easy to drink.

Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Damn near black, with gradients of burgundy at the very edges when the glass is held against a light. The mocha brown head is massive, and recedes moderately to leave the glass stained in lace.
Roasty nose, full of espresso and smoke, with underlying caramel and dark chocolate.
It brings a quick caramel-chocolate sweetness at the beginning of the sip, and this stays the course, reappearing on the close, where it is more concentrated and noticeable. In between, it hits with a big roasted graininess, coffee grounds, cigar ash, and burnt wood. Even with the added cocoa nibs, this focuses on the stout aspects, the added flavoring is subtle and well-intregrated. Hops add some tail end bitterness, and a vague suggestion of pine and mint.
Medium bodied, inching fatter, but stunted with a lively (if tiny)CO2. It's actually a touch too much, and rends apart a developing creaminess that would be more fitting. Regardless, its hugely drinkable and a great cold weather session choice.
Minor carbonation gripe aside, this is an all-around very impressive stout.

Photo of secondtooth
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black all the way, with a medium tan head. Beautiful and ornate lace!

Aroma is definitely dark chocolate. Like a slab of silky Belgian confection.

Flavor is smooth, with chocolate-coffee tones and a slight bitterness in the finish. Very tasty and worth doing again. I will drink these happily and perhaps pick up more again.

Photo of Snow81
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Super dark brown body

Head: Frosty dark tan head

Smell: Roosted malts with coffee malts and a little heat

Taste: Light coco bean with big malts and a bit of a hops on the backend

Weight: Medium body with low carbonation

Finish: Smokey malts with subtle hop notes in the back

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.12/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a 1 finger, fine chocolate head with poor retention. Beer is opaque black. Lacing is patchy but with very little cling.

S: Roasted malt sourness, licquorice, chocolate, and cocoa powder. Nose is very subdued here with nothing really peaking out too far.

T: Roasted malt sourness, cocoa bitterness, dark chocolate overtones. Finishes oily and sticky. Sourness dominates the whole experience, but this one doesn't taste infected, rather, its more of an oatmeal flavor taken a bit too extreme.

M: Medium bodied, little carbonation, oily and smooth. Coats the palate and finishes slightly dry but messy, leaves a slightly sticky residue.

D: Just ok, this Tyranena offering lacks degree of complexity, which is a shame since it definitely has the body to pull it off. Characteristic oatmeal stout flavor dominates everything else leaving little to be enjoyed. I'd give this another go but this isn't really one of Tyranena's winners.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trying the Tyranena Down & Dirty Oatmeal Stout after a very cool June day here in the Chicagoland area. The appearance is typical of a good stout...rich deep dark color with thin/no-existen ecru head. The smell has a roastness to it with a slight blend of hersey's chocolate kiss. The taste is really good. I like this stout. It has a nice full body that is not over powered by ABV. The roast with chocolate undertones really balance nicely. I could session this during any winter night. On a hot day it might be tough.

Photo of RickS95
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle

The pour is almost completly, but not quite, pitch black. Thick and mostly black with just some lighter shades of brown. The head is slow forming, just a film on top initially, before beautifully cascading into a two finger thick pillow of foamy light brown bubbles. A nice, thick lace is left behind.

Smell is a combination of bittersweet chocolate and coffee, with some char thrown in for good measure.

Lots of roasty things make up the taste. Cocoa nibs, coffee and charred barley provide the malty, chocolately, smoked coffee flavors.

Couldn't be any smoother, just what an oatmeal stout should be. A bit more bitter than I'd like, but it is a stout. Chocolate is more for bitter than sweet and bitter dominates any sweetness. No alcohol or hop presence.

Overall it's a good beer from a good brewer and I'm happy to report I've got five more where this bottle came from. It's got some bitterness to it, but it's so smooth it's easy to sip.

Photo of plfahey
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Black in color, barely permeable to light, with faint garnet highlights. Relatively clear. Thin tan head with fair retention.

Aroma-Coffee grounds, slight smoke, some chocolate and cocoa. Plum and prune fruit esters.

Flavor-Super roasty, coffee, and chocolate flavors. The mid-palate has bittersweet dark chocolate and plum flavors, and the finish is roasty coffee grounds. Slight tart flavor as well.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy and silky smooth. The finish is bone dry from the dark malt, but it doesn't quite reach astringency.

This was a weird beer experience. The first half of the bottle I drank had low carbonation, which made the beer seem flat, made the roast a bit over harsh, and made the body feel thin and watery. The second pour out of the bottle was moderately carbonated, and all of the other elements of the beer swung into balance. I think the beer doesn't hold its carbonation particularly well, but right out of the bottle its pretty damn good.

Photo of dbossman
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a thin quickly dissipating head; lacing is okay

S: The oats are the show but really it smells earthy, grainy--like wet grains; not all that much going on in the aromas

T: Luckily this tastes better than it smells: chocolate and coffee; roasted malts are the show and this beer gets better with time

F: A bit thin but enough beer sits on the roof of the mouth to make it tolerable

O: This does end up being a nice, session beer; decent beer from Tyranena

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jcnd9803 for adding this one as an extra!

The beer pours an especially dark shade of black with a moderate head and some nice lacing.

The smell is a wonderful blend of chocolate, coffee, and a little light tobacco. Very nice.

The taste follows the smell for the most part, but with a little sweetness added. Great aftertaste.

In the mouth it has a nice and creamy texture. Nice carbonation to boot.

I could see this one going into my regular rotation if it was available locally. Very drinkable.

Photo of Kegatron
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black, with 2 fingers of tight looking milk chocolate colored head. This settles down into a rich foamy layer that throws a good bit of thick spotty froth and light brown oils up on the sides of the glass. The aroma has a nice thickness to it in the nose, with smokey chocolate roast, sweet toffee, and a crunchy layer of coffee all being present. Some green earthy hop character adds some tanginess to the proceedings. Good even mix of burnt roast and a sweeter twang going on here.

The taste is a chewy blend of chocolate and caramel malts up front, with hops spreading earthy bitterness and green citrus out into the other flavors. Burnt and blackened roast just soaks the back portion of the profile with an charred and dry acrid bitterness that I'm surprisingly really digging on. Oatmeal adds a mellow sweetness to this that really holds the profile together. The mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, with smooth creaminess to it from the oats but there is some slight underlying sharpness to this as well. This overall just has a nice thickenss to it in the mouth, which nicely matches up with the deepness of the flavors here.

Roasty, and bitter, yet still very smooth, this was definitely a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout to savor and enjoy. I haven't had a bad dark beer from these guys yet. Really nice offering here from Tyranena.

Photo of Infamous7100
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: as the story on the label states, this beer is dark as swamp muck. Pitch black with quartet finger beige head. Decent lacing.
S: faint notes of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee bean. It's a tad muted and doesn't open up as much as I expected as it warms.
T: far more pronounced than the smell. The first thing that jumps out is the bittersweet chocolate. It melds beautifully with the roasted coffee flavors. It all comes together at the back in a complex semi sweet and bitter finish. This is very tasty.
M: mid to high carbonation that subdues as you enjoy it. Very thick and creamy with a body that sticks to your tongue. Finishes with that semi sweet hang I mentioned before.
O: this is a model example of an oatmeal stout. From its body to its complex flavors it comes through in all the right areas. It's a fantastic beer to sip on and would make a perfect brew to have with breakfast or to close out your night.

Photo of mobius387
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into new belguim snifter

appearance: pours jet black and forms a barely-there thin chocolate head

aroma: nice nose of chocolate and some coffee/malty undertones

palate: sits surprisingly light in the mouth, but not too light. medium bodied, flavor spreads well

taste: good chocolate flavors with a light creamy base to it. not a heavy stout by any means

overall: another great brew by a great brewery. i found this 6 pack last week on the shelves, so it must have gotten lost in the back of the liquor store cause this beer is released in march i believe. still tastes great, so it has aged well so far id say.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Standard oatmeal stout drinks ok

Photo of RRC87
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours an extremely dark brown (almost black) that no light can penetrate. It is adorned with about a 1.5 finger head that dissipates to about a half a finger that sticks around.

S: Strong roasted malt aroma with a fair amount of coffee notes. There is hardly any hint of chocolate even though it advertises its' self as a "chocolate oatmeal stout."

T: A fair amount of bitterness is present, but here again just like in thE aroma you have to look for the chocolate to find it. There is a coffee note that shows up at the end.

M: Not as smooth or as much body as I would have hoped for from an oatmeal stout.

D: I find this to be rather drinkable but in a different way than I would have expected from an Oatmeal Stout.

Overall: I don't exactly know what to think about this brew. I certainly like it and will probably drink it again but I don't think that i will reach fro it when I am looking for an Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.

Photo of larryarms847
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is dark and thin.

Smells like chocolate and booze.

Taste is just not there. I'm thinking an imperial or barrel aged version would be awesome, but this just isn't there. Not enough booze to go with the sweet.

Mouthfeel is a bit dull and lacking. Tastes like a melted chocolate bar with no booze bite.

Overall this beer did little to impress me. This beer could have been so much more.

Photo of morimech
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black color with a massive tan head that had excellant retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.

Rich aromas of semi-sweet chocolate, oats, and a little roasted malt.

Turns out this is not a very sweet tasting stout. The roasted bitterness counters the chocolate sweetness. Nice chocolate flavor without being over-the-top. The oatmeal part of this stout is slightly lost.

I expected a fuller and more creamy mouthfeel. Still nice and has carbonation that compliments the flavors.

I am seldom let down by a Tyranena beer. I certainly was not let down by this one. Not quite a dessert beer.

Photo of alleykatking
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. Thanks go out to VinnieVanGogh for the bottle.

A- Pours a deep dark brown...pretty much black. One finger tan head shows medium retention. Streaks of lace show up on the glass after ever sip.

S- There was a nice oat like aroma in the front of the beer with a hint of roast as well. Chocolate comes through next with a nice big cocoa bite. Roasted malts come through next with a strong coffee like aroma. Alcohol comes through in the ending but doesn't affect the overall aroma.

T- Light roasted malts in the front with a good dose of oats. Middle of the beer shows a strong cocoa chocolate like flavor. This remeinds me of like chocolate milk powder. Ending is mostly coffee roast with hints of chocoalte. Alcohol shows up in the final part of the beer with a hint of heat.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Oats, chocoalte and coffee are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol, chocolate, and coffee. Flavors are very well balanced for what it said it was suppose to be. No off flavors are present when I drink this one. Medium alcohol drying on the palate from each sip.

O- This beer was a delight to drink. It was very smooth and left you wanting more after each sip. I really liked the balance of the extra chocolate and coffee overload. I will be looking for this beer again and again on the shelves.

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for tossing me this freebie. Never turn down free beer :)

Pours black, some tan foam with mocha dimples in it here and there. Sheets of lacing coat the glass, dripping from an initial halo left by the pour. Retention is good, the creamy foam seems to stick around for awhile.

Distinct dry chocolate in the aroma, not sweet. Must be the cocoa nibs shining through. Some mild roast and woody tobacco round things out.

Roasty with a hint of cocoa and bitterness. Lingering mild ashy aftertaste. Seems pretty clean and easy drinking, I have no issue with the carbonation. Fairly smooth due to the oatmeal content i'm guessing. Not too filling, but a substantial brew that's big on flavor. Nice job Tyranena...

Photo of jsh420
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark dark brown with a little caramel highlights - 1+finger tan head that left lacing down glass

smells of strong chocolate and oatmeal - the only thing that is missing is the coffee and i would have thought this was FBS

taste is just like the nose - bitter chocolate oatmeal and a slight coffee taste - not as good as FBS but still very solid

mouthfeel is light medium good carb very smooth and creamy

drinkability is good - this is a solid oaty stout and a fine substitute for FBS

Photo of theghost3
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to XaulZan11 for this.

Pours a deep, opaque dark brown, almost black. There's a 2-finger, creamy beige head and moderate lacing.

Smell is strong of burnt coffee at first, but then I pick up dark chocolate, oatmeal and some nutiness; very much like a cowboy cookie. The flavor is sweet yet also bitter chocolate with pecans, oatmeal, and even some cinnamon. There's some coffee present, but it's not nearly as prevalent as it is in the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, thick, and just barely carbonated.

This is a very nice oatmeal stout. Perfectly sweet and bitter, yet messy in that the flavor and aromas are all over the place. Great for an oatmeal stout. Goes great with chocolate or dark fruit like cherries.

Photo of TheDTrain
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really excited to try this brew...mostly because of the name. In my opinion, if you're going to call your brew Down n Dirty Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, you'd better bring your A game because you're going to have to throw down with Founders, Rouge, Southern Tier, etc. which make incredible chocolate stouts. Down n Dirty was good and quite drinkable, but is not in the same league as the others. Nose was pretty faint. Body was a little thin IMO. The roasty malts, light coco, mild earthy and oats are good but not enough to grease my train wheels.

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Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.