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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88
very good

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 57
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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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date present. Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields a quarter inch of mocha colored fizz which dies out quick. Body is a near black, with some cola brown noticeable near the top. Ring of tiny bubbles along the edge of the glass.

S - Smell is faint. Some subdued toasted oats & a hint of chocolate. Some noticeable alcohol in there also. Otherwise, a tame underwhelming aroma. Has sort of a fishy brine aroma to it also which is off-putting.

T - Taste follows the nose, some light roasted coffee bean presence, toasted oats, and a bitter dark chocolate finish. Taste is pretty tame though; not a lot of flavor happening here. Perhaps some hop bitterness in the finish also.

M - Feel is bitter and dry. Light coffee bean roast lingering.

Overall, a tame chocolate oatmeal stout from Tyranena. Not a style I am a big fan of in the first place, but this beer was just sort of dull and flavorless. I am a fan of many of Tyranena's other beers so I'll stick to those instead.

Tyranena Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout ---3/5.

Photo of Thickfreakness
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours deep daark brown/black with about a fingers worth of tan creamy head. The fades rather quickly and leaves a nice smattering of lacing.

S- Roasted coffee and Hersheys syrup. Has kind of an artificial chocolate smell. Not horrible, but not really rich and delicious like a good chocolate stout should be.

T- Just like the nose tells you. Thankfully a bit more coffee than fake chocolate flavor. A touch of smokey malt flavor.

M- A touch on the thin side, but nice. The oatmeal thickens the mouthfeel just enough. Certainly not viscous, but not thin and watery either. No real sence of carbonation.

O- Not as good as I was hoping for, but better than the nose led me to think it was gonna be. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to have this again, but I'm glad I did.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into my Darkness snifter.

Dark with brown highlights, hard pour yields a full finger’s width of khaki head that dips after a moment to thin surface skim. Lacing is evident.

Smells and tastes of lactic sweetness and milky chocolate. The oatmeal lends a creaminess and slightly sour note to the finish.

Creamy feel but there’s something here that just doesn’t jive with me. The chocolate just doesn’t mesh well with the lactic qualities here. Leaves a rather distracting and unwelcomed aftertaste of lightly soured and heavily burnt malt.

Tyranena is a brewery that I want to pull for. I’m wondering if the continual assistant brewer turnover there is hindering what this brewery is capable of. Where are the distant BGW gems that this brewery used to put out? Where is the unrealized potential? Kinda tired of the mediocre beers Tyranena seems to be putting out as of late.

Photo of Agold
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was really excited for this beer. Poured very dark dark brown, with a short just off white head. Some light gets through around the edges. There is a bit of spotty lacing, but it is very sparse. The first thing I thought when I smelled this beer was roasty. This is very very roasty with a bit of chocolate and not much else. It is pleasant, but on the way to being too roasty. The flavor, however, is too roasty. It tastes like a ton of burnt malt was in this one. It overwhelms everything else, sort of tastes like eating a handful of patent malt. Not horrible, but very overly roasty, and burnt. Mouthfeel does not give you the creamy smooth texture that I like, and it is a bit light, but it is ok. This beer is really nice, but could definitely be improved upon.

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.

Photo of oline73
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with some light coming through at the edges. There is a half finger of light tan head that fades to a ring.

Smell: Sweet malt with strong roast. Dark chocolate and mild coffee.

Taste: Smooth but not super full of flavor. Quite bitter from the roast. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Bitter roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Just ok. Would have liked more body. The taste was a bit too bitter, needs more balance.

Photo of sweemzander
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Bottled on Feb. 05 2010. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a very dark brown; almost black color that produced a quickly dissipating gray head.

(S)- Plenty of roasted malts & grainy oatmeal. A touch of dusty cocoa.

(T)- Some roastedness with a huge dry oatmeal/grain profile with a dash of cocoa. Let it warm up a bit.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Was expecting more roasted malts, but the oatmeal really throws its dry self all over the place. A dense bread-like feel.

(D)- Not a bad stout. Definitely alot of oatmeal in this. Definitely denser than I was expecting, but I always like surprises. Gets more bitter as you drink it. Not your average oatmeal stout for sure.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of steve8robin
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra in a recent trade. Off we go...

A: Carbonated black looking with a small mocha head that quickly fades to a lace atop the brew. Decent.

S: Smells of heavy roasty oatmeal upfront blended with hints of vanilla in the middle and cocao coffee on the backend. Good.

T: I get a watery bitter roasty oatmeal upfront blended with some coffee flavors. Kind of awkwardly placed carbonation in the flavor. Kind of takes away from this one. I get some vanilla on the backend. Ok.

M: A little too heavy on the carbonation on this one. Decent.

D: It doesn't go down as good as hoped. The watery bitter oatmeal and awkward carbonation makes this one a little harder to get through. Decent.

All in all, this brew was a let down. Not worth hunting and definitely not a top line stout. I am so tempted to pull a BCS from the fridge to make up for this one. We'll see...

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the beer was black as night. Producing a slightly tan head of approximatley half of an inch, the aroma gave hints of chocolate and malt to come. As the aroma would lead you to believe, the initial taste was a chocolate malty flavor. What made this taste interesting was the milkiness that came with the flavor. The texture made this stout smooth going down. The flavor did not have much endurance for lingering in the mouth though. The aftertaste came with toasted oats and strong bitter chocolate taste. To go from smooth to bitter seems a bad way to end a stout.

This is far from my favorite Tyranena brew, but it is still very drinkable.

Photo of dciBA
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.

Photo of mothman
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in Bells tulip.

Pours 1 finger of tan brown head. Decent retention with some nice lace left. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: Not the most chocolate here as I was expecting more. Some peanut flavors. Oats are minimal. Roasted malt flavors. Nothing too spectacular.

Taste: A bit better. More chocolate notes that hit right away, but then fade down very fast. The oats show a bit more here with some roasted malt flavors. Some light caramel flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp. Medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends very dry and roasted.

Overall, based off the name I was excited for this beer. But it really didn't pack the flavors that I was expecting. Being let down is an understatement. Not going to be drinking a lot of this.

Photo of oakbluff
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle sample- quite dark milk chocolate colour with decent clarity. Had to pour vigoursly to get much head, which disappeared quickly. Nose faint roast and powdered chocolate. Taste- lactic quality from the oatmeal, followed by a more powdered chocolate and roast. Not overly sweet- balanced out with hop/roast bitterness. Nice mouthfeel- as it coats the mouth is a pleasant fashion. Decent, if not unspectacular.

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Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.