Dragonstooth Stout
Elysian Brewing Company

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Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #77
Ranked #9,446
4.03 | pDev: 9.93%
Monday at 07:05 PM
Nov 20, 2002
Dragonstooth StoutDragonstooth Stout
Notes: Rich, Complex, Full-bodied.

Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout.
Tasting Notes: Pours a deep, midnight black with a light tan head. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate and the mouthfeel is velvety smooth with flavors of roasted malts, oatmeal and warm bread. Dragonstooth is a very drinkable stout-satisfying but not heavy.

Malts: Pale, Munich, C-77, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and Rolled Oats.
Hops: Bittered with Magnum, finished with Cascade and Centennial.
Body: Substantial.
IBU: 56
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Rated: 5 by dtseeker from England

Monday at 07:05 PM
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
22oz bottle, experience by 05Jun22. Served in a curved glass. Brown tinged edges around black with a pleasant mocha brown head. Potent aroma suggests unsweetened coffee and sour mash. Flavor doesn't convey nearly as much in the way of a roasted barley flavor, and while there is a hint of that brewed coffee flavor, the focus here is on bitterness and spicy alcohol rather than dark malts. There is a creamy mouthfeel in the finish, but it's degraded by overly fizzy carbonation. I love an imperial stout but this is not my kind.
Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 4 by xungmound98 from New York

Jan 06, 2022
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Reviewed by BigGinge from New York

4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Black. Nice hockey puck of dark tan foam. Lacing all the way down.

Smell: Nothing but pure roasted malt and iron. Beautiful considering how many stouts are bombed with all sorts of flavorings today.

Taste: Coffee, iron, bread. Subtly sweet. Ashy/charcoal aftertaste reminiscent of Guinness Extra Stout.

Feel: Medium bodied. Kinda thin in my opinion. Carbonation is refreshing but not as smooth as I like. Refreshing in the most dangerous way.

Overall: Very good. True to style. Well done.
Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by Calabash from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4 by billservo from Washington

Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look - black with a big lasting tan head and lacing
Smell - chocolate and roated malts
Taste - roasted malts with a slight chocolate and coffee oatmeal
Feel - slight creamy medium body
Overall - pretty decent
Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Washington

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured out of a six-pack, Elysian is a nearby Brewer to me. I have had the pleasure of trying many of their beers. I have had Dragonstooth on tap, but never reviewed until now. It is a classic darkest black. A good and frothy tan mousse head floats atop. I could hear the carbonation on the pour. I get heavy chocolate and biscuit on the nose. A warmed chocolate croissant with dark roast coffee. There are minor hops, as malt take priority here. On the palate, the forefront is an even deeper, toastier biscuit that gives way to more chocolate. Initially there is a hop presence, but very short and weak. The oats are detectable in both flavor, and silkiness of the mouthfeel. Dragonstooth is delectably smooth not bitter whatsoever. At 8.1abv, it does not drink like an imperial, more a dry stout.
Overall, I am quite pleased with this brew. It is quaffable, yet attracts those interested in a richer and more savory experience without the heavy burden. Expect earthy, creamy, chocolate notes.
Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by WAstateSEA from Washington

Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tastes of dark malt and a dark chocolate finish with a mild lingering bitterness. There is some char mixed in and has a medium mouthfeel. Nice, well done oatmeal stout.
Feb 06, 2021
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Reviewed by RedBalloon from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle with an Enjoy By date of 4/5/21 poured into a Teku on 12/12/20.

1" light tan head. Black and opaque. Nice lacing.

Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and dried cherry.

Taste follows the nose, with a lingering bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a light carbonation. Medium-bodied, and not overly thick.

A very good Imperial Stout with a nice hop bitterness.
Dec 31, 2020
Rated: 4.78 by Anacross from Oregon

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by QuintusHorace from California

Oct 27, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by MobBarley from Oregon

Oct 26, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 11, 2020
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Rated by eatsluggs from Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I loved it! Past tense!
Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by TheDoak from Florida

Jul 12, 2020
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Jun 09, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by Dalbeast from Wyoming

May 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Black in color with minimal light penetration. There’s fingernail of brown around the rim and covering two thirds of the top. I smell oatmeal, dark chocolate, and dark malt. I taste oatmeal, dark chocolate, and faint hint of smoke. The mouth is creamy and smooth.
May 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 13, 2020
Rated: 4.01 by ncherf from Washington

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 12, 2020
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Dragonstooth stout pours a very dark brown/black color, with a tiny, but lacing head. Rich aroma, hints of smoke and chocolate. Flavor is rich, chocolate, smoke, lots of black licorice, with a nice hint of bitterness. Good body and feel. Overall, rich beer, no frills, big on black licorice, and a bit more on the bitter side.
Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 5 by Krinkle from Washington

Feb 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; fluffy dark khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Hints of smoke and cocoa. The flavors follow the nose. Lots of dark chocolate. More hints of smoke. Some roasted characteristics. Some hops in the mix. Solid bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, creamy, velvety, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice oatmeal stout. The flavors are bold. TThearomas open up as it warms up a bit. The craftsmanship is on point. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done. I like it.
Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a jet black color with a strong, creamy, dark tan head. SRM of 24. (4.25)

Aroma: Strong aromas of dark and airy cocoa and chocolate. Some roasty coffee. Very balanced between aromas and not overpowering. (4.00)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with strong chocolate and cocoa. Some more dark, roasted malt. Moderate coffee too. Nice balance between cocoa and coffee. Middle of the road in terms of coffee vs cocoa. Nicely balanced with strong flavors. (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied for the style. Expected. Creamy. Moderate and decent carbonation. Airy enough to clean the palate and not create palate fatigue. Nice and creamy but cleansing enough. actually. Hard to be so clean at this ABV. Nice job on the body. (4.25)

Compared to George Hunter Stout: Similar color. This one has a darker and stronger head. This one has more cocoa and chocolate. Less patent malt and cream. Finishes more bitter with more of a cocoa sweetness. Slightly lighter bodied. I mislabeled in a blind taste test and thought the George Hunter was the English Oatmeal stout.

Overall: A nice oatmeal stout. Lots of chocolate and roast. Drinks like an American Stout I'd say. Less oatmeal and cream than I expected. Still, balanced and delicious. Would definitely drink this one again. (Final Rating: 4.09)
Jan 25, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle Experience By 05/03/20 poured into a perfect pint glass at just above fridge temp 8.1% ABV. The beer pours dense black with brown highlights and quickly building rusty tan colored head. The head recedes just as quickly as it builds to a thin ring and a few islands. Slight lacing. The aroma is mild with baker's chocolate, roasted malt anf oats. The taste is dark chocolate and ashy, roasted malt bitterness throughout. Slight earthy hop presence on the finish. The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied with average carbonation and dry finish. Overall, very good. The oatmeal rounds out the dryness and it's very flavorful, albeit fairly straightforward dark chocolate. The alcohol is well hidden.
Jan 24, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jan 10, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by siverson

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 3.56 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by nodnaut

Dec 12, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by craigbelly from Iowa

Dec 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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.
Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Allegedly from Kansas

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
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.
Nov 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by CuddlyREDRUM from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2019
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