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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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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

11-28-2011 20:38:48 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev +1%

11-28-2011 08:19:33 | More by fuzzcherry
Photo of Duff27


3.88/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 20:24:33 | More by Duff27
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1%

11-25-2011 16:59:13 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +1%

11-24-2011 19:13:22 | More by Exiled
Photo of mobius387


4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 00:47:43 | More by mobius387
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4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2011 20:30:06 | More by Rempo
Photo of zeledonia


3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
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).

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 03:58:35 | More by zeledonia
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
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
Photo of Ungertaker


4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 23:33:50 | More by Ungertaker
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3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 02:47:18 | More by oline73
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New York

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 01:39:35 | More by mdfb79
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Binny's South Loop during a 90+ degree day in Chicago. Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: black, with a tan head that produces some nice lacing. Pretty standard for an oatmeal stout I guess. Looks a bit thin.

S: smells rich, like roasted malts, especially oats. Some hints of chocolate, but I didn't pick up any coffee on this one.

T: no surprises here after smelling it - same malts, with some sweetness that I like with the roasted malts.

M: medium bodied, delicious and smooth.

O: I love this beer and I'd have it again if I had the chance. Stacks up well against any oatmeal stout I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2011 19:10:38 | More by Holland
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New York

2.95/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 00:49:09 | More by Thickfreakness
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 01:40:54 | More by WoodBrew
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 21:17:15 | More by oakbluff
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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
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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 20:03:02 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really excited to try this brew...mostly because of the name. In my opinion, if you're going to call your brew Down n Dirty Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, you'd better bring your A game because you're going to have to throw down with Founders, Rouge, Southern Tier, etc. which make incredible chocolate stouts. Down n Dirty was good and quite drinkable, but is not in the same league as the others. Nose was pretty faint. Body was a little thin IMO. The roasty malts, light coco, mild earthy and oats are good but not enough to grease my train wheels.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 19:47:58 | More by TheDTrain
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

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

again i have to give huge thanks to dave for all of these fantastic tyreanna extras. i never would have guessed i would be able to try all of these. muchas gracias.

Deep dark brown pour with a nice inch of tan head on top. Slow fade left behind a minmal head but some decent side glass lacing. The aroma was rich with roasted malts, hints of molasses and burnt caramel and a touch of a smoke like note as well. Even feel here with a lighter side of dull but still nice feel on it. The flavor came through nicely balanced with a rich profile that was not over the top and a mellow finish that really hit the spot

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 01:54:59 | More by mikesgroove
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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Killian's pint

A- Pours a deep brown with a 1 1/2 finger khaki head that recedes and stays at about 1/2 finger. Decent lacing hangs around. Nice looking beer.

S- Like an oatmeal stout on choco-coffe-roids. Oats coming though with a big hit of coffee followed up with some dark chocolate.

T- Dead on oatmeal stout followed up with a kick of bitter coffee and chocolate notes. Amazing.

M- Medium bodied and creamy. Coats the mouth and allows you to reflect on the taste.

O- A fine brew. Since I tried this last year it has been one of my favorite oatmeal stouts. I just wish it was year-round, that and Tyranena got more out to my area!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 04:36:27 | More by stxSS07
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3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
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
Photo of dbossman


3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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
Photo of secondtooth


4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 03:06:41 | More by secondtooth
Photo of brian44556


4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Stone Tulip. Bottled on Feb. 09, 2011.

Pours a pitch black, with a small tan head that diminishes rather quickly. The lacing though on this beer is amazing. There is a constant lace ring around the beer the whole time. Smells of roasted barley, oatmeal, chocolate, bread, and smoke. The smell isn't anything to write home about, but works. The taste is phenomenal. Strong hints of roasted barley, sweet chocolate, and oatmeal. Mouthful is pretty thin and there isn't much carbonation there. Overall I love this beer. There are a few characteristics that don't make this beer world-class, but the taste makes up for those and puts this into an elite category of good beers. I will definitely have this on my radar to grab in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 01:10:40 | More by brian44556
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
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