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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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin wispy tan head and good lacing down the glass.

Aroma is cocoa with a whiff of oatmeal. The cocoa nibs are very present here.

Flavor follows the aroma. Lots of chocolate all the way through.

Smooth and silky with medium carbonation.

Very solid beer. The mouthfeel is sublime and I love the strong chocolate presence.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Duff27
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Thin near-white head. Average head retention and lacing.

S- Faint cola/oatmeal smell.

T- Smooth. Nice oatmeal stout flavor. Chocolate aftertaste, nice.

M- Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

D/O- Pretty solid oatmeal stout with just enough chocolate to set it apart. Highly drinkable. Recommended to oatmeal stout fans.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mobius387
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled 9 February 2011. Been meaning to drink this one for a while, and now that stout season is back, it's time.

Pours deep brown, nearly black, but with some light visible at the edges. Half-finger of coffee-colored head, fades fast, leaves some decent lacing, though.

Smell is good, and exactly as expected based on the beer's name. Dark chocolate, oats, and some nice bitter roasted malts. Has an interesting sugary chocolate syrup aroma, too. There's a reason so many breweries make chocolate oatmeal (+ coffee) stouts - they make a great combination.

Taste is similar to the smell, but with more pronounced bitter chocolate and rich oaty sweetness. Those two elements form rough peaks in an otherwise smooth beer, throwing it a bit out of balance.

Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. Has that wonderful oaty full smooth feeling, but not quite as chewy as I'd like. Carbonation is low.

A good oatmeal stout; the chocolate adds more to the smell than to the flavor. Taste strikes me as a little unbalanced, and the mouthfeel is thin and flat, turning what could be a very good beer into one that's enjoyable, but not super impressive. Hard to choose this when there's Founders Breakfast Stout around (granted that's a bigger beer, but it's everything this is and so much more).

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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.

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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Espresso-colored with 1/8" head and no light penetration.

S- Like a chocolate chip cookie with a hint of coffee and roasted malts.

T- Dark chocolate, coffee, and toffee

M- Medium to thick mouthfeel with a low carbonation level.

O- Solid. Nothing to wrtie home about, but a great beer to just sit down and enjoy

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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.

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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 07/29/11 notes. Received in the Gang Bang BIF courtesy of the Chicago group; thanks guys! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a SAVOR snifter.

a - Pours a dark brown color with a reddish tint, one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. Chocolate and coffee up front, and the cream/vanilla is very light.

t - Tastes of coffee, lightly bittter chocolate, roasted malts, cream, vanilla, and bready malts. Lots of coffee jumps out, more so than the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, with a very smooth and creamy body. Very nice mouthfeel, and very easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice oatmeal stout that is very easy to drink. Lots of coffe up front in the taste, and a great mouthfeel. Would have again.

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