Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by codysjb:
3.63/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
01-01-2013 16:46:20 | More by codysjb
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
12-31-2010 19:42:00 | More by Mora2000
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
05-06-2011 20:03:02 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
(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.
05-15-2013 20:44:58 | More by rhoadsrage
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
02-26-2010 09:28:13 | More by cokes
4.03/5 rDev +2%
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.
04-15-2011 03:06:41 | More by secondtooth
4.63/5 rDev +17.2%
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
04-06-2011 03:00:42 | More by Snow81
3.13/5 rDev -20.8%
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.
05-05-2010 01:34:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
06-24-2011 01:40:54 | More by WoodBrew
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
04-27-2013 03:10:45 | More by RickS95
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
03-08-2011 06:00:47 | More by plfahey
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
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
04-16-2011 17:43:29 | More by dbossman
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
03-15-2010 03:43:42 | More by RomaniIteDomum
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
08-03-2010 17:04:07 | More by Kegatron
4.11/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
03-16-2013 03:13:41 | More by Infamous7100
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
11-24-2011 00:47:43 | More by mobius387
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
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