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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

306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 55
Gots: 21 | 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:
Oatmeal Stout brewed with cocoa nibs. Available: February-March.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 02-12-2010)
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

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
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RRC87

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 00:15:15 | More by RRC87
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always happy to see Tyranena, whether it's new, old, or someplace in between. Their porters are good to excellent, so looking forward to trying a Tyranena stout with chocolate in it.

Pours black as the depths of Andrew Eldritch's soul. Strong roasted malts, coffee, & a bit of chocolate spring from the nose.

Down 'n' Dirty is a bit surprising, as it's dominated by freshly roasted coffee rather than chocolate or maltiness; I'm curious because glanced through reviews, I see a lot of "chocolate" & it tastes like an afterthought to me. Bitterness rushes in along with the chocolate, & a mild hop mug shot is a bit jarring juxtaposed with the coffee. A little more chocolate might have smoothed this out. The oatmeal, which I expected to smooth the experience, is overshadowed by the clash of titanic flavors.

Well, good beer, but I'm a bit confused by it. The flavors don't come together all that well, & the advertised chocolate is a bit weak. They've made so many excellent beers I always expect the most out of Tyranena, but this one falls short of previous standards they've erected.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 01:51:19 | More by maximum12
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raznug

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown with some reddish hues topped with ½” of dark tan head that sticks around quite a while. The head sticks to the glass nicely after each drink.
Smell: The smell of chocolate and roasted coffee combine to make a very tasty smelling porter.
Taste: Roasted flavors dominate the taste with a small amount of chocolate in the background.
Mouthfeel: This beer feels rather watery for a porter not a bad brew just not as good as I was expecting out of this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 13:34:23 | More by raznug
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codysjb

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 16:46:20 | More by codysjb
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Brunite

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: An extremely dark brown (almost black). About a 1.5 finger head that dissipates to about a half a finger that sticks around.

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

T: A fair amount of bitterness is present. Likewise the oatmeal is there. This is definitely an oatmeal stout....but no chocolate to speak of.

M: Decent but not as smooth & creamy as I would have expected.

O: A nice beer for an oatmeal stout. A clone of Lost Coast comes to mind. But...points are lost as the "chocolate" is more hyped than delivered. At this price point....I'll be willing to pay more....for more.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 03:04:42 | More by Brunite
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HoppyHachey

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice black color with an average sized tan & chocolate colored head. When held up to the light, nothing gets through. Awesome.

S: Smells like chocolate, plain and simple. I also get a faint smell of maybe coffee beans or something similar.

T: Good flavor, not too strong, not too weak. definitely taste chocolate and now with the taste I'm sticking with the coffee bean being used in it.

MF: Drinks very smooth. Love the flavor my mouth gets. Just really nice and smooth.

O: A great stout to drinks regularly, I would buy this whenever i just wanted a good stout to drink for a reasonable price and easy to get.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 19:57:02 | More by HoppyHachey
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BrewerB

Florida

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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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tyranena Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) Deep dark brown... A nice little tan head, that settles down to wispy patches. Some traction on the snifter here.

S) A good amount of roasted malt, some chocolate, and a little coffee with a splash of cream.

T) The flavor also provided a whole lot of roast, just a little chocolate. You get the oatmeal. I found this to be pretty bitter on the backend. I would have like a little more sweetness in the flavor.

M) Medium body with mild carbonation. Pretty smooth feel, but could have been a little more supple.

O) Pretty good.... I could see how this would do well with some barrel aging. Too bad I didn't score a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:13:43 | More by RoamingGnome
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dbossman

Nebraska

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

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 17:43:29 | More by dbossman
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falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-08-2014 23:28:32 | More by falconxman
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jingles

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-29-2013 01:40:12 | More by jingles
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-12-2013 18:16:07 | More by Kubrickx
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2014 20:10:46 | More by robear
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Dovers

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-07-2014 02:26:52 | More by Dovers
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-27-2014 02:56:47 | More by calcnerd
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-09-2012 15:20:11 | More by BierBliss
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-10-2014 02:45:23 | More by threedaggers
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-04-2014 04:44:20 | More by Kurmaraja
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tmryan21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-14-2014 16:25:26 | More by tmryan21
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-30-2013 21:32:31 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-08-2013 02:58:32 | More by elec
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-02-2012 23:41:00 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-13-2013 07:23:26 | More by Zachtheporter
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-03-2013 20:30:38 | More by emottram
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.