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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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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of morimech


3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 17:06:08 | More by morimech
Photo of smartassboiler


3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-18-2013 01:04:37 | More by smartassboiler
Photo of Exiled


4/5  rDev +1%

11-24-2011 19:13:22 | More by Exiled
Photo of flexabull


3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of klikger, thanks again!

Pours a flat black color with a decent tan head.

Aromas are of roasted malts, almost smells a little burnt. Definitely some coffee notes, bakers chocolate, and some oatmeal.

Taste is very nice. There is a nice general smooth character from the oatmeal, light creamy malt flavors, and a bakers chocolate. Finish has a light coffee flavor, and hints of mineral hops.

Mouthfeel is ok, but a little thin.

Drinkability is good, this is a tasty stout. Could use a little more body, but other than that, this is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 04:26:29 | More by flexabull
Photo of mattmarka1


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-17-2014 23:12:36 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of GbVDave


4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Special thanks to StevePens for the hook-up!

Bottled on 01FEB10

A: Pours a dark brownish black with some hints of ruby at the bottom of the glass. Two full fingers of gorgeous, pillowy, light brown head retains for quite a while and leaves a bunch fo sticky lace behind.

S: Right off the bat, there's loads of roasty malt and chocolate. As it warms, aromas of brown sugar, toasted oats, and cocoa dusted fudge come out.

T: Pretty much just as above, with the addition of some tangy dark fruit/citrus flavors as well as a tiny hint of espresso.

M: Really thick and sticky, allowing the flavor to linger and develop in the finish. I felt it to be a tad drier and more bitter than I would've hoped.

D: Excellent stout! How cool would it be for Tyranena to throw a batch of this in some Bourbon barrels...just to see what would happen?

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 00:53:14 | More by GbVDave
Photo of homebrew311


4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours dark brown with a chocolate colored frothy head, leaves splotchy bits of foam on the glass, when held to the light you can see some lighter brown...overall very dark

S: chocolate and roasted barley take center stage on the aroma, nice sweetness on the nose that is balanced by roasted notes, some coffee

T: pretty similar to the nose, chocolate notes are a little more bitter on the palate, again very heavy on the roasted notes, very bold and robust

MF: thick and chewy, perfect for the style, low carbonation

D: yet another winner from Tyranena. They really have some impressive beers and this is no exception. I look forward to any stout or porter they may come out with

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 00:34:29 | More by homebrew311
Photo of KAF


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-07-2014 02:24:33 | More by KAF
Photo of jera1350


4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Syrupy thick and jet black with a thin, but tight head on top that shrinks to a ring around the glass and leaves a bit of lacing.

Huge nose which consists of dark chocolate, toasted malt a hint of mocha and even some hops. Big malt, big chocolate.

Tastes just like it smells. Big roasty flavors with lots of chocolate and a strong presence of bitter hops. Really tasty.

This has a really big mouthfeel. Nice smoothness from the oatmeal with some mostly creamy carbonation. A bit prickly on the tongue.

Very drinkable and goes down quickly. I would have to guess this is around 6% alcohol which is more than your typical OS. Really great representation of style here with a unique touch of bigger body and chocolate. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 23:49:21 | More by jera1350
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

EliteDigger hooked me up with this one. thanks scott!

12oz bottle. sampled aug 8/2010.

pours deep dark brown, nearly black but showing good clarity around the edges. a thin layer of very fine brown head forms, dropping quickly and leaving a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is good. light alcohol. dark and milk chocolate. bit of coffee. lightly toasted whole wheat bread. biscuit. earthy. bit of woody character. touch of caramel. slightly fruity.

taste is good. bittersweet and dark chocolate. bit of milk chocolate. alcohol. toasted multi-grain bread. bit of cracker and biscuit. coffee. lightly fruity. bit of caramel and toffee. medium-low bitterness level, more chocolatey than hoppy. earthy. a bit of woody vanilla character.

mouthfeel is great. just over medium body. right around medium carbonation level, very fine and silky smooth.

drinkability is good. well balanced. good depth. nice chocolate character.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 18:31:46 | More by grub
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4/5  rDev +1%

01-19-2014 16:43:12 | More by MSandahl23
Photo of duff247


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-25-2013 01:18:24 | More by duff247
Photo of threedaggers


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-10-2014 02:45:23 | More by threedaggers
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have drank this beer many times, but finally reviewing it!

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black beer with a light mocha brown head that dissapates quickly.

Smell: Roasty coffee and chocolate.

Taste: a nice balance of light coffee that give a mild bitter flavor and a dry bittersweet chocolate flavor. Nice! Lingering bittersweet chocolate aftertaste that is enjoyable making you want another sip.

Mouthfeel: This is a nice smooth moderate body stout. Carbonation is right on and not over the top.

Drinkability: It is a great stout that drinks well. This is a great stout coming from Wisconsin! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 04:15:09 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Photo of BeerLover99


4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black and deep brown body, big 2 finger head, lovely lacing

S: roasted nuts, hint of cocoa nibs, oats

T: sweet chocolate, oats, mild roasted bitter finish

M: heavy body, smooth, chewy, low carbonation

D: Very nice oatmeal stout, delicious Tyranena brew. One of my favorite breweries and this is rather tasty beer. I could have more than a few. Great for the Winter months of The Great Lakes near the fireplace after dinner.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 18:07:26 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of rlee1390


3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, but a clear amber when pouring, not much carbonation, one finger off white head

S-Chocolate, roasted malt, some burnt notes and oats.

T-Dark chocolate, lots of roasted malt some burnt notes, not much bitterness.

M-Lighter for a stout with some carbonation.

O-A nice stout but lacking anything to put it over the top.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 22:27:11 | More by rlee1390
Photo of jegross2


4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company.
Score: 91

Bottled March 07, 2012. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter and enjoyed on 05/06/12.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown syrup, almost black color. Totally opaque save for a thin film strip of caramel highlight at the top of the glass when held up to light. A finger-and-a-half of creamy/seafoam tan head settles to a thin film atop the beer. Good lacing and retention. Nice cling. 4.5/5

Smell: Lots of roast and toasted oats. Cocoa, bitter raw chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. A little creamer. Very breakfast stout-like. 4/5

Taste: Very creamy and roasty. Cocoa, roasted bitter chocolate, creamy oatmeal, and coffee. Oats and a little barley. Light hoppiness on the back end. Very pleasant oatmeal stout. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, light carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel. Bitter, slightly acidic finish. Modestly dry. Really excellent mouthfeel. 4.5/5

Overall: Really underrated off-the-shelf oatmeal stout from Tyranena Brewing Company. It is very creamy, chocolately and roasty. I would absolutely love to try the barrel aged version of this -- the Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier. Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is better than New Glarus' Road Slush.

Recommendation: Seek a bottle of this out. Even casual beer drinkers should enjoy this one. If you have a non-beer geek friend that loves Guinness, give him a bottle of this to start his craft beer journey.

Pairings: Vanilla bean ice cream.

Cost: $2 for a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 03:55:57 | More by jegross2
Photo of hilgart1


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-15-2012 03:53:26 | More by hilgart1
Photo of jsh420


4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 02:41:32 | More by jsh420
Photo of alleykatking


4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 04:41:46 | More by alleykatking
Photo of fredmugs


4/5  rDev +1%

07-27-2013 21:24:45 | More by fredmugs
Photo of Zachtheporter


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-13-2013 07:23:26 | More by Zachtheporter
Photo of FreshHawk


4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark walnut color with about average sized, foamy, frothy, slightly sticky, dark cafe head. Average carbonation with a thin foamy lace left.

S - Pretty sweet aroma with sweet chocolate and malt and oat. Also caramel flavors. Hints of spice and a nice nutty and slightly earthy aroma.

T - Follows the nose. A lot of chocolate with sweet chocolate outweighing the bittersweet chocolate. Roasted oat and some roasted malt also present. Touch of smoked nut, earthy flavors, and a hint of coffee. Chocolate dominates though, and it is sweet (not cloying though).

M - What I want in an oatmeal stout. Medium body with about average carbonation. Incredibly smooth and creamy feel.

D - Easy to drink oatmeal stout. Sweet chocolate but a nice balance with roasted oat and malt to balance it out. Tasty and a great mouthfeel.

Notes: A wonderful oatmeal stout. A touch on the sweet side, but it works well. A very nice beer with plenty of chocolate flavor. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 00:14:52 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of richkrull


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-20-2013 22:48:35 | More by richkrull
Photo of brewcrew76


4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Solid black with ruby hues and a big mocha head.

S - Milk chocolate, lactic sweetness, touch of coffee, some smore's qualities.

T - Oatmeal, milk chocolate, lactose, roasty malt.

M - Smooth and silky with lighter carbonation.

D - Tasty, well balanced oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 00:56:19 | More by brewcrew76
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
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