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Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Tyranena Brewing Company

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88
very good

316 Ratings
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 56
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oatmeal Stout brewed with cocoa nibs. Available: February-March.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 02-12-2010)
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Reviews by dciBA:
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3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to boxcar01 for this extra....

Poured from the 12oz bottle into my heavy bottomed pint glass. Color is black with mahogany on the edges. A vigorous pour brings out a 1/4" of tan head that fades quickly to just a skimming. Thin wispy lacing.

Smell is dominated by a coffee like roastiness. There's some milk chocolate in there as well. Simple smell, but well done.

Taste is a little more complex. Roasted coffee beans are the strongest flavor. The chocolate mixes in nicely, although I wouldn't mind it being stronger. The beer finishes with a nice dark fruit flavor.

Body is on the thin side for style but doesn't detract too much. Carbonation is good, with a fairly slick mouthfeel. Finish is a little sweet. Flavor doesn't last too long on the palate. A good beer no doubt, not sure I'd advertise the chocolate part. Maybe just call it an oatmeal stout and let the drinker discover the chocolate.

dciBA, Mar 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sabitu, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of codysjb
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

codysjb, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Mora2000, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of Skye1024
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Skye1024, May 12, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +1.3%

bpfrush, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, May 06, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

rhoadsrage, May 15, 2013
Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

richkrull, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of optimator705
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

optimator705, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of cokes
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

cokes, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of secondtooth
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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.

secondtooth, Apr 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

danp14, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Snow81
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
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

Snow81, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

SpeedwayJim, May 05, 2010
Photo of WoodBrew
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

WoodBrew, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of RickS95
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

RickS95, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of plfahey
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

plfahey, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of dbossman
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
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

dbossman, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

RomaniIteDomum, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.3%

freewill35, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Kegatron, Aug 03, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

menacho1, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Infamous7100
4.11/5  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.

Infamous7100, Mar 16, 2013
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Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
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