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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 55
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Guinness pint glass, body is black with a bit of brown showing through. Full tan head with excellent retention.

Smell is straightforward and simple - roasted and chocolate malt, leaning more towards the chocolate with slight mustyness.

Flavor is a potent combination of charred malt and oats with just a touch of sweetness. Chocolate flavor is pretty minimal for me. Finish is long and roasty.

Mouthfeel is as full as you can ask for in the style, although carbonation is a little rough and takes away from the smoothness.

Flavor was not all that chocolaty as the name would suggest, but easily one of the better oatmeal stouts I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 04:43:43 | More by GeezLynn
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
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
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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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billab914

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured pretty close to black in color and had a thin tan head to it that mostly stuck to the edges of the glass. The head settled out without leaving much for lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aroma has a nice mix of chocolate and roasted malts. Some bitter-sweet, dark chocolate is present and mixes with a roasted, bitter and slightly burnt malt. It has just some hints of coffee coming through as well. The oats come through and smooths things out some.

It shows the bitter-sweet chocolate as well as a bit of a milk chocolate milk like flavor to it up front in the taste. Towards the finish a bit of the roasted, bitter and very slightly burnt flavors come through. The oats give it a nice smoothness and bring everything together. Have I mentioned I love oats before?

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being below average. Drinkability is good, it had some great flavors to it and everything came together very nicely. The chocolate was nicely done and was pretty well balanced out with the bitterness. The oats brought everything together and added a very nice smoothness to it. A very flavorful beer overall and a very good choice to sip on after dinner this evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 02:10:35 | More by billab914
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TheStove

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Looks awesome, pours an inky black with an opulent foam head, almost like a root beer float. Couldn't smell much beyond some light cocoa and chocolate flavors but they did smell good.

A light sweetness from the chocolate takes control of the initial sip with oatmeal playing the background. The flavors fade to some deep cocoa mixed with toasted malt. Tiny bit of hop interplay finishes on the tongue. Seems to drink thin at first and then foams up halfway through the sip to accent the flavors.

A good oatmeal stout. I can't say it's the best but definitely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 03:40:24 | More by TheStove
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours an opaque dark brownish black, a bit of dark red at the edges, very thick tan head forms and settles down to a medium ring and layer around the glass, some lace spirals and spots stick.

Smell is neat, sweet and malty, caramel, chocolate milk, light roast and some sweet fruitiness, oats, a touch vinous with some sour grapes, dry cocoa, a bit of spiciness in the background, not bad.

Taste is similar, caramel and a bit of booze up front, dry cocoa powder and chocolate wafer, a touch of dry roast, oatmeal, a touch of fruit juice, biscuit, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, pretty smooth and silky from the oats. A bit plain but a nice stout. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 18:31:56 | More by Viggo
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black, with 2 fingers of tight looking milk chocolate colored head. This settles down into a rich foamy layer that throws a good bit of thick spotty froth and light brown oils up on the sides of the glass. The aroma has a nice thickness to it in the nose, with smokey chocolate roast, sweet toffee, and a crunchy layer of coffee all being present. Some green earthy hop character adds some tanginess to the proceedings. Good even mix of burnt roast and a sweeter twang going on here.

The taste is a chewy blend of chocolate and caramel malts up front, with hops spreading earthy bitterness and green citrus out into the other flavors. Burnt and blackened roast just soaks the back portion of the profile with an charred and dry acrid bitterness that I'm surprisingly really digging on. Oatmeal adds a mellow sweetness to this that really holds the profile together. The mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, with smooth creaminess to it from the oats but there is some slight underlying sharpness to this as well. This overall just has a nice thickenss to it in the mouth, which nicely matches up with the deepness of the flavors here.

Roasty, and bitter, yet still very smooth, this was definitely a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout to savor and enjoy. I haven't had a bad dark beer from these guys yet. Really nice offering here from Tyranena.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 17:04:07 | More by Kegatron
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Bubba83

California

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many a thank you goes out to Kegatron for sending me another Tyranena beer to try. Bottle marked Feb 2010.

Poured at 50 degrees into a snifter. The body is almost completely black, a very dark brown licorice color perhaps, topped off by an espresso colored creamy 2 finger width head. Head dissipates fairly quick, but leaves a good medium sized ring with good lacing.

Super complex aromas are wafting out of the glass. Where do I start? Black licorice, cocoa nibs, heaps of roast, vanilla, dark caramel, coffee grounds, burnt toast and finally a little bit of pine.

Chocolate and vanilla flavors start the party off right, but transition into big and roasty very quickly. There is a slightly astringent sourness here that reminds me a little of Guinness. Caramel rears its head underneath the roast, but only mildly so. Finishes up with a piney kick in the pants, and a little bit of warming alcohol character that rounds things out well.

Lovely feel on this guy, medium bodied, smooth as silk, yet still well carbonated. Quite dry too which is a good thing.

Drinks really well for being so roasty. I'm a huge sucker for huge roast if it's pulled off correctly, and this is a great example. A lot of beers with such a roasty profile get really astringent, but not this beer. It seems like the cocoa nibs help balance things out a little bit to counter the roast, but ultimately it's pretty lopsided on the roasty side, and I love that. If there was a little more dark caramel flavor in the mid-range, I could easily see this contending for one of the best stouts of any kind I've ever had. Tyranena delivers some REALLY terrific dark beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 06:52:28 | More by Bubba83
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theghost3

Louisiana

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

Thanks to XaulZan11 for this.

Pours a deep, opaque dark brown, almost black. There's a 2-finger, creamy beige head and moderate lacing.

Smell is strong of burnt coffee at first, but then I pick up dark chocolate, oatmeal and some nutiness; very much like a cowboy cookie. The flavor is sweet yet also bitter chocolate with pecans, oatmeal, and even some cinnamon. There's some coffee present, but it's not nearly as prevalent as it is in the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, thick, and just barely carbonated.

This is a very nice oatmeal stout. Perfectly sweet and bitter, yet messy in that the flavor and aromas are all over the place. Great for an oatmeal stout. Goes great with chocolate or dark fruit like cherries.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 02:33:09 | More by theghost3
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one thanks to the generous trader levifunk.

A: A rich creamy almost 2 finger head rises up and fades slowly, with a slight lacing on the glass. The beer is pitch black, blocking all visible light from filtering through it's waves of darkness.

N: I could smell the chocolate as I poured it, billowing out with such rich aromas. There is lots of chocolate malt, bakers chocolate, a little dark chocolate, and even a slight creamy chocolate milk. With that is hints of roasted malt, coffee, oatmeal, and a little earthy charred roasty bitterness. Later I even get some cocoa nibs.

T: Starts with some creamy chocolate milk, smooth rich oatmeal, and roasted malts. Some coffee flavors from the roasted malts, more chocolate malts and hints of bakers chocolate but not as much chocolate as the nose had. Some smooth creamy oatmeal flavors give a nice touch, with a little earthy roasted bitterness to contrast it. A slight sweetness graces the beer, but there is a dry quality about it too. Slight hints of tobacco and leather as well. It definitely has a richness quality. A little caramel flavor sneaks in there too.

M: Mostly heavy with a creamy smooth feel and decent carbonation.

F: FInishes slightly dry with a little hint of lingering sticky sweetness. Even more bitterness this time, again mostly from the earthy charred roasty malts, but a little spicy hop flavor as well this time. Lots of lingering creamy milk or lactose flavors, with oatmeal on the side. The chocolate, roast, and coffee all blend together at the end and come through in the center of the finish but not as prevalent as the initial taste, although the coffee does seem to start to come out a bit more. A little cocoa nibs too on the finish. It drinks pretty well, but the bitterness edges it a little too much.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 02:12:38 | More by jlindros
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

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...

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 07:44:05 | More by steve8robin
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flexabull

California

3.95/5  rDev 0%
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
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boothbeer

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with dark brown hues on the edges. 1 Finger of dark tan head. Some spotted lacing and a thin film on top.

S: Lots of roasty malts and dark chocolate. Little burnt coffee bean aroma.

T: Lots of sweetness up front. Almost like a milk stout. Love the roastiness of this beer in the finish. Little bit of chocolate comes through, but not as much as I would have liked. Roasted coffee is present, but I feel like something is missing.

M: Very smooth, but just a tad on the thin side. Carbonation is present but the silkiness of the mouthfeel is nice.

D: This was a nice surprise. Wasnt expecting too much, but I enjoyed this beer. Very drinkable. Glad I picked up this Wisconsin brew

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 03:34:59 | More by boothbeer
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: black with mahogany highlights. thick light brown head.
S: a bit muted. dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, some dark dried fruit.
T: same as above, light to moderate chocolatey malt sweetness with roasty bitterness balancing it out to a dry finish. some alcohol noted. very dark roasty notes are almost smoky.
M: slick, smooth, medium bodied.
D: good but not great, can't quite put my finger on it. would have liked a bit more chocolate presence given the addition of actual chocolate.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2010 14:44:50 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with a nice touch of chocolate/toffee. The taste is sweet, malty, chocolate/toffee notes galour. Medium body, a nice smooth brew, with a slight bitter finish. Drinkable, another very tasty brew from Tyranena.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 23:40:03 | More by Wasatch
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herman77

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Nice bubbly lacing.

S: Subtle notes of roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a touch of smoke.

T: Slightly sweet and a little bitter from the roasted malt. Coffee with a natural tasting coco. Not bittersweet chocolate and not milk/sweet chocolate, it just tastes natural, in a pure form. A little sweeter than most oatmeal stouts, but still very good.

M/D: Fuller body, fine carbonation bubbles makes for a creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little on the high side for this style. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 19:06:35 | More by herman77
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Guinness tulip pint. No date on the bottle but the 12 pack case said "packaged" 3/10. The body was dark brown with a small tan head. A ring and island remained.

Smell was ashy. Dry cocoa powder. Not much else.

Taste was metallic. Roasty bitterness and fairly dry. Semisweet chocolate. Far from too sweet. Easy to drink.

Mouthfeel was medium in body, even toward the light side. Smooth with a zippy finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 12:57:23 | More by Cresant
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 02:53:35 | More by mothman
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SpeedwayJim

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 01:34:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Lunch

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz. bottle acquired from a trade with kbutler1 as a generous extra (Thanks!) into my Brooklyn snifter at the appropriate temperature (04/13/10)

A: Pours a dark and rich brown that is nearing black. Capped with a light tan head of about 1 finger that had some decent retention and spotty lace. Rather thick and oily.

S: Bouquet of oats, coffee and chocolate. Some rich milk chocolate and a bit of bitter dark chocolate.

T:The flavor follows that nose with lots of oats and milk chocolate. Pretty rich, but the bitter dark chocolate and coffee adds some nice bitterness and balance.

M: On the fuller side of medium-bodied with some appropriate creamy carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink and no real hint of the 6.3% abv. at all.

Overall this was another really nice beer from Tyranena Brewing. Thanks again, Kevin! Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 15:11:22 | More by Lunch
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Brettster

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I finially found the variety pack. Tyranena variety packs have been hard to find since they hit Indiana shelves. Pours a very dark brown nearly black with a short dark tan head. Smells like roasted malts and chocolate. The coffee stands out the most in the taste to me. A nice medium body. The oatmeal gives it a very smooth and creamy feel. Not too heavy at all. I could have another. The drinkability of this makes it a beer for nearly any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 12:55:08 | More by Brettster
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GregSVT

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a black cola color with a tan head that fades to a nice ring and leaves lacing all over the glass.

S: The nose is roasty chocolate malts and a slight coffee aroma. Nothing too complex but it smells good.

T: The taste is huge amounts of chocolate, coffee, malt, and a slight hop bitterness on the finish but nothing overwhelming. There's also a dark fruit characteristic that I can't quite put my finger on. I can also taste a bit of booziness which is strange in a 6% beer.

M: Creamy and on the fuller side of medium bodied. Excellent feel...

D: I'd love to have more of this if it was available in my area. The ABV is good to have more than 1 and it's very flavorful.

Highly recommended if you like chocolate or coffee style stouts.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 05:39:54 | More by GregSVT
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largadeer

California

4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An extra from kbutler1. Thanks!

Black and opaque, quite viscous with a small tan cap that recedes to a ring.

Very grainy aroma; nougat and chocolate, a bit like breakfast cereal or sweet biscuits. There's a slight nuttiness, a hint of vanilla and oatmeal cookie - this has surprising depth.

Roasted and chocolate malt are immediately apparent on the palate. As the nose suggests, it's quite grainy and malty, pleasantly so, with wholesome bread and biscuit flavors along with more subtle tones of vanilla and black licorice. It's full-bodied, quite rich and flavorful for the relatively modest ABV. Go figure, another great Tyranena beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 06:59:07 | More by largadeer
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nlmartin

Ohio

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

The beer was served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a dark brown. Lots of ruby opaqueness to light. The head is a burnt creamed coffee coloration. The head resolves to a thin sheen. Thick lacing remains behind on my glass.

Smell: Very nice earthy smoked tones couple well with dark roasted coffee aromas. A whiff of dry cocoa rides the waves. very nice.

Taste: Darkly roasted malt with a near char lead the way. A bit of smoke flashes across my palate. Not really getting the chocolate but honestly I dont care this is a nice stout.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is super smooth!... The carbonation is low and works really well with the beers character. This is a super nice Oatmeal Stout. I would buy this beer often if it was in the Cincinnati market.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 00:49:33 | More by nlmartin
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.