Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout
Elysian Brewing Company

Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout
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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #33
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #4,547
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.12%
Reviews:
373
Ratings:
1,026
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Elysian Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
90
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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours jet-black and medium viscosity. An excellent three-fingered tan/root beer float head sticks around and gives way to nice lacing.

The brew delivers the classic aromas of the style. Chocolate and coffee prominent, with creamy toasted malts (oatmeal and barley) following, and just a touch of earthy hops.

The flavors follow the nose, but with a bit more hop flavor, initially, and then some overly-sweet notes as the brew warms. Coffee and chocolate on the tip of the tongue, with toasted malts/grains in midstream. The brew closes with some earthy and slightly citrusy hop flavors and a touch of booze. As the brew warms, some metallic/mineral notes arrive, and don't quite match, and some sugary sweetness creeps in a bit more than is warranted.

The brew is medium-full bodied but with good carbonation and lift. Very creamy and smooth.

It looks, smells, and feels great. The flavor is better than ok, but has some slightly off flavors that keep it out of superior territory.

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Photo of Allegedly
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought it because the label looked cool initially and because I love stout. I don't regret it.

There's a nice warm inviting smell to the stout and it's pretty smooth. I can pick up on the chocolate but I'm missing the citrus notes the label says it's supposed to have.

I didn't pour from the bottle into a glass, but the foam appears pretty dark headed and I sure as the sun shines can't see much light through it. (I travel a lot for work, I'm not going to put it in a hotel room plastic cup. Ew)

Overall a great stout I'll buy again.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This beefy brew pours a deep
and dark coal black with a fantastic head of brown foam that settles to
a thick ring and layer with excellent lacing. Nose of char, dark cocoa,
orange zest, mild grapefruit, and subtle coffee with dark sweet roasted
malts. Flavors follow the nose with dark coffee and heavy char layered
on grapefruit and herbal/pine hops with dark bakers cocoa and deeply
roasted malts. Nice mouth feel; full body, medium light carbonation that
is prickly and lively, and a bitter malt and citrus hop finish.

Unique, more of an American Stout, but still solid.

Cheers

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Photo of bbtkd
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Elysian Dragonstooth Stout, 8.1% ABV. Pours black with a one-finger light brown head that left lots of foamy lacing. Nose is chocolate, licorice, and malt. Taste is roasty malt, chocolate, slight licorice, with a slight bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber into Crane snifter
Enjoy by March 2020

Deep thick black char color with a thick beige-brown cap of 1 finger, leaving lots of lace in broken webs.

Aroma, definitely smells like a west coast stout. Lots of char and lots of wet hops, very woodsy and grassy, slight camp fire, behind that some faint molasses and maybe some black licorice. I don't care for it but it is assertive and unified so I must rate it highly.

Flavor is more like a black IPA with very heavy char notes, some cigarette ash, slight citrus, burnt wood, and dark bakers cacao.

Feel is slick and heavy, very roasty, lots of resins clinging to the tongue and palate, and moderate to heavy carbonation.

Overall, this was definitely not my bag and I may not finish the bomber in one sitting, but there's a difference between a terrible beer and something I don't care for. This is the latter and not the former... but beware this is definitely a heavily hopped west coast ash-heavy stout.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a tulip.
A: Pours black with a 1/4 inch thick foamy light tan head with good retention and leave some nice lacing coating the glass.
S: Roasted chocolate malt, cream, and hints of coffee and caramel.
T: Roasted bitter chocolate malt hits first and dominates the taste. Dark bitter coffee with hint of cream. Hint of licorice and vanilla.
M: Medium body. Strong roasty bitterness. Mildly sweet. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Good, but not top tier, for style.

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Photo of arizcards
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from the MB Liquors cooler in Ocean Shores, WA on 5-17-19 for $4.49. Best experienced by 9-31-19.

Beer poured black with a solid tan head with the initial pour.

Nose initially was chocolate and coffee dissipating into a mild roast malt with subsequent whiffs.

Taste is a nice mix of coffee and chocolate over a robust roasted malt base. Finishes well hopped for a nice balance.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall an enjoyable oatmeal stout!

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and lace. Slight roasted malt and oat aroma. Fuller body and slightly sticky but has a great smoothness and oat presence and then finishes slightly sweet like bitter chocolate. Easy to drink and worth trying.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edited due to a really fresh six pack, picked up at Fred Meyer in Bothell, Washington.

Opaque dark coffee color with a massive mocha colored head, thick sticky lacing and too dark/thick to see any carbonation streaming.

Aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel/burnt sugar, roasted nuts, toasted dark bread, light dried dark fruit and a tinge of citrus peel.

Rich caramel malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and dried dark fruits, roasted nuts, burnt sugar, light spicy hops and a bit of citrus peel.

Medium/full bodied, smooth, creamy texture. Light bitter finish, soft carbonation on the tongue.

Much better than I originally rated it, my first try must have been a bad bottle.

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Photo of hydrate
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, chocolate, full bodied. Rich, thick, dark head. From a tap in Spokane, WA This stout does a fantastic job of having a very strong, dark and not overly sweet flavor in spite of it's high ABV. My initial impression was perfection. I just wish I had brought my growler.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 22oz bottle Tamura's $4.59
Smell of chocolate
Dark black color
Heavy mouthfeel
Medium-heavy carbonation
Smokey, chocolate, creamy malt flavors, Alcohol taste comes through
Overall a nice stout. I would drink again.

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Photo of Impetuous
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black body with medium brown head which leaves great lacing.

Body is fairly thick; flavors are roasted malt, cocoa, and some lemon. Carbonation is velvety smooth.

Pretty awesome.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black, hearty viscosity, brown head, 1". This is a quality looking stout. Roasted malt is the exclusive aroma.

Taste yields a little alcohol heat up front. There is a bitterness and well hopped C hop quality about it. The oatmeal comes later, but the first few sips take awhile to get dialed in with roastiness and bitterness seeming heavy. This is a hoppy bitter imperial stout for the first half. After that, the palate recovers and the oats accompany it on the way out the door. Mild chocolate malt feels. The roasted malt can evoke coffee and some dark fruit notes. The carbonation also seems excessive for what you normally come to an oatmeal stout for. Now if you came for a big strong hoppy 8% stout, than you prolly aren't sweating it too hard. I guess I can see where the Dragon's Tooth name/reference comes from.

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Photo of farrago
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slow building head that gets to two fingers, surface has plenty of divots, deep tan color, retention is plus grade, the lacing is irregular while showing good stickiness. Jet black liquid, impenetrable, you can see miniscule bubbles run up the sides of the glass, no yellowing or such at the rims or glass bottom. Strong roast to the nose, coffee beans, mocha, grilled nuts, some raisins or cherries, seems a bit richer and sweeter when it warms, mild milkiness develops, that roast remains its most attractive facet. Medium-bodied, much slimmer and compact than expected, at the same time the chocolate, toffee, black licorice, and creamed coffee components enjoy an uptick in sweetness. Not to say the roast absent from the palate, just the edges smoothed out some, some campfire ashes and such. The carbonation has a tight weave which provides stiffness and faster pacing. The oatmeal flavor lacks concentration, more of a thin sheet cast over the whole. No distinct fruit flavors to mention. While highly credible it leaves you wishing for just a little bit more, a signature element.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice dark appearance with tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is nutty with a hint of coffee. Taste is a disappointment with mild nutty and coffee is a little odd.

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Photo of aoampm
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 8 months ago.

Pour is pitch black with tan colored finger head. Head dissolves quickly leaving some lacing.

Smell is heavy on the lactose, vanilla, and roasted malt. A little chocolate and coffee.

Taste is very similar to smell. Nice chocolate and fudge flavor with some roasted malt. Coffee, lactose, and vanilla just as in the nose. Has a little bitterness to it.

Feel is disappointing. Drinks very thin and doesn't have that rich and chewy feel to it that I like in my stouts.

Overall a decent beer and well worth the $5 I paid for it! Just a straightforward oatmeal stout.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head that's gone in a flash.
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and bitter chocolate.
Bitter chocolate, coffee and bit of citrus.
Smooth and creamy texture, probably from the oatmeal and reasonably chewy.
A very nice imperial stout. I'd like to thank Sharon for dragging this across the country for me.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: opaque; deep brown in color; 1 finger medium brown head that receded quickly to a splotchy cap; no lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain with a hint of coffee and bittersweet chocolate;

T: deeply roasted grain and bittersweet chocolate from start to finish; mild (but a little harsh) bitterness at the end;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; ABV is warming;

O: not especially complex, but enjoyable none the less;

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Photo of boisehack
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased from On the Fly convenience store in Boise for $4.49 + tax. Poured into a plain ol' pint glass.

A fairly vigorous pour produced an inch of tan foam that lasted for a few minutes, leaving some lacing on the side and a skim of tiny bubbles on the surface. Notes of cocoa and a bit of phenol on the nose. Dark as sin!

Tastes like cocoa too, with a mild bitterness that I find pleasing. And it is not sweet to me at all, and great mouthfeel, almost like a milkshake as the tiny bubbles coat my tongue (I think that is what is happening).
As it warms up in the glass, the flavor intensifies. It is a delicious beer, an honest and straightforward oatmeal stout. The flavor is not complex, I do not detect any other overtones coming into play. I am really trying to find something else to say about the flavor. Coffee? Not really, I drink a lot of coffee, and I had some espresso this morning, and it had notes of chocolate, but this chocolate doesn't taste like coffee to me. Roasty, toasty, but not coffee.

At 8.1% ABV, I feel a bit tipsy after drinking most of the beer, just right in my opinion. I am a large person, so if you are not, this may pack a wallop for you. "But I only had one!" does not apply to this beer.

I have had more interesting stouts, but this is not trying to be one of those, it is a straightforward oatmeal stout, just begging for some vanilla ice cream to be added for a float! I give it high marks just because it is a beer that I feel exemplifies the style. If this were the only beer in the world, we could do a lot worse, and stout lovers would rejoice, but that will never happen, I mean, this being the only beer in the world. That would be sad, in theory, but, with me being a dark beer lover, this could be my "desert island" beer.
And the price, my goodness, I should go and buy all they have! As soon as I get paid.

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Photo of IDnotvalid
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good Brew. Coffee with each sip, and very smooth. You could not tell this is over 8% ABV. Not bitter at all, but aftertaste is of green olives. Not a terrible mixture, just unsuspected. Slight hop flavoring, that mixes well. Scent is similar to flavoring. All in all a great Stout. Elysian has once again set the bar high

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Photo of PNWhops
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This stout comes out of the gate strong, instantly has hints of roasted oats and and chocolate. The flavor is good where the chocolate is the star. It's very full bodied and the best characteristic of the beer. Overall a 4

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, near black color. A thick fluffy tan head that left a lot of sticky lace.
Aroma of roasted malt and grain.
Chocolate, oatmeal taste. A hint of citrus.
Heavier-bodied beer

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Photo of jmasher85
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

At 8.1% abv, I'd call this an imperial stout. Medium-low lacing and carbonation, but it has been sitting in my cellar for about a year.

It's quite dry, with some smokey aromas and roasted oat flavors. Not sweet, not particularly bitter, and you can definitely taste and feel more alcohol burn then you would expect from something of this abv.

Myself, I like stouts that are heavy and sweet, or light and dry. This one is heavy and dry, and it's not exactly my cup of tea. I would say anyone who is a fan of classic English stouts but wants them with a little more punch would be a big fan.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cool beer labels of the fantasy path are far too rare! We dig this dragon, precious!
Poured into a pint glass, after enjoying a good swim, and lounging in a steam room.

Black with a tan head, thins out quick yet lingers. Nice lacing.
Smells of malty chocolate.
Strong, bitter Oatmeal, faint chocolate, with a sneaky, tangy aftertaste, otherwise nigh Imperial caliber Stout.

It reminds me of an Obsidian Stout, turned busy; added Oatmeal and some sharp, tangy citrus fruits. A rather bold choice, pulled off! Cheers!

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Photo of brewmasterapprentice
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark coffee color with a very thick head for a stout. The head last for about 10 minutes.Smells deep and malty. It tastes VERY rich and complex. It is complimented by more carbonation than other stouts I've enjoyed

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1026 ratings