Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
951 Ratings
Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
951
Reviews:
352
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
177
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 951 |  Reviews: 352
Photo of ivantheiceman
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is a dark black color. You cannot really see through it at all. The head was a one finger head it was a chocolate brown color.

First smell that comes is dark chocolate and roasted malts that really smell like coffee. After those smells I get a mild hop bitterness smell.

First taste is a dark malt flavor that really comes in strong, right after that comes in a strong bitterness from the hops.

I think it has a nice silky mouth feel that roles over the tongue nicely.

Overall a really solid dark stout. I dont have any real complaints out of it. I would give it a 4.25. It is a good American Stout.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. Looks amazing.
The aroma is milk, roasted malt, burnt wood and coffee. Great.
The taste is creamy, a little roasted malt, playing well between sweet and bitter.
The texture is soft and smooth. Outstanding.
Wow.

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Photo of Reckage
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plehnus
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Faint floral and earthy hops. Sweet and deeply roasted malts. Very faint sour notes. Licorice.

Appearance: Blackish-brown body with a compressed, relatively, tan head.

Flavor: Bitter-sweet roasted notes. Coffee. Smooth malt hop balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body. Seems clean and light on the mouth. Gently lingers after each sip.

Overall: Complex well balanced and easily drinkable. Nice roast malt and bitter hop balance.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 21/2/15

A not quite black, two fingers of loose mocha foam quickly falls leaving some polka dot lace around the top half of the glass

S coco powder, some char, still has a fair amount of hops, a little coffee and licorice mix well with faint dark fruit

T more of the same really but the roast is just a little darker, some chocolate syrup I didn`t smell, tastes pretty solid

M almost full bodied, silky upon entry but sticky on the lips, sweet and roasty on the finish

O I rather liked this one, simple but solid, easy to drink and all the important aspects are well taken care of

I`ve been looking at this one for a while on the shelf and I`m glad I finally pulled the trigger, solid brew that`s well worth a try

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with an inch of head on it that goes away fairly quick.
Smells of chocolate and oats.
Taste like it smells. It goes down smooth with an after taste that is sweet chocolate that lasts a few seconds and then is gone. Doesn't stay on the lips and is one delicious stout

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Photo of tbunting75
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arini10
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewerB
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Scored this via Let's Pour. Inky black with a densely packed and well-retaining dark tan head. Chocolate, molasses, and coffee all intrigue the nose. Big roasty malt complexity also includes some smoke and burnt toast. Black licorice, smoky, dark toast, and espresso all making their presence known all the palette. Bitterness is medium-high. Hop flavors seem secondary here though perhaps a bit earthy. Medium-full in body, slight creaminess is notable and pleasant. Carbonation seems appropriate for the style and is moderate/moderate-low. Overall this is a rich, roasty beer with deeply hued dark malt bill atop a luxurious lush silky body. Well done.

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Photo of OKCNittany
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reino
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken on 9/1/08

Appearance- Pours a light black, if such a thing exists. I see just a tiny bit of light working its way into this beer, keeping it from being jet black, but maybe I'm just seeing things. The head is a shade over 2 fingers of dense, shiny bubbles. The cappuccino head sparkles and tempts you to come and play while you wait for the head to slowly recede into a cream and caramel skim on the top. Very good lacing keeps track of my sips.

Smell- BITTER chocolate up the ass, or the nose I guess, and dark caramel with vanilla following along with a faint smell of day old, dark roast coffee. Then there's the hops. Citrus hops pairing very well with the heavy bitter chocolate. I love this in an Imperial Stout. A lot going on in the nose, very nice.

Taste- Following the smells lead, you are beaten over the head with roasted and burnt malts, and bitter chocolate that goes on for days. What's impressive about this stout is all the shit that is going on underneath the onslaught of bitter malts and chocolate. The citrus hops take a back seat, but only by a small margin and speak up plenty along the ride. The vanilla and dark caramel stay low key but you are aware of their presence. Then there are hints of molasses and toffee, along with other complexities that make this beer a thinker. Very complex, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel- Rich and full-bodied. There is enough carbonation to keep it from being too thick, but it is low enough to remind me of fruity-chocolate syrup. This beer will coat your mouth and stay awhile.

Drinkability- I'm between scores on the drinkability because of the complexity. This beer is a prime example (much like Samuel Smith's IS) that an Imperial Stout doesn't have to be loaded with alcohol to be great. I took my sweet time enjoying this beer trying to pick out every flavor and let it coat the mouth. However, after I was done with the bomber, I was ready to move on to something on the lighter side. Give it a try!

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Photo of Rutager
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deepest of browns, nearly black with a thin and creamy, tan head.

Smell. Deep roasted malts and some sweet dark chocolate.

Taste. Sweet roasty malts, dark baker's chocolate, some caramel and a little wood and vanilla.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low, smooth carbonation.

Overall. Great tasting oatmeal stout. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, dark brown amber. Small medium tan head and lacing. Aroma of dark and toasted malt, dark fruit. Very nice, calm stout, slightly understated, but well balanced. Dark toasted malt and dark fruit flavors up front, smoky malt middle and a toasted malt and hop finish. Very well done. This has been one of my favorites for years and it's very inexpensive.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Label says 10/9/15.

Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Deep dark roasted malt nose with notes of dark chocolate, some char and a bit of vanilla.

T- Great combo of bitterness coming from both the hops and roasty malt. Very vibrant and flavorful. Bitter char aftertaste is quite nice. Alcohol is well concealed.

M- Sharp from the hops while also being creamy. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A very enjoyable hoppy stout that packs a flavorful punch without being too hot.

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Photo of TasteTester
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How do you say great in another language? Muy Bien?!?!

A-Jet black and oil. Dark caramel head that doesn't last. Light caramel lacing.

S-Coffee and roasted, caramelized malts. Little bit of chocolate for that PMS in all of us.

T-Woo Hah! Great too cold and great better than recommended. Sweet chocolate and coffee. Bitter alcohol and hops. Beautifully balanced.

M-Ooey, gooey. Sticky and smooth. Can't get much better than this.

D-Be careful. I want more, but only have one.

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Photo of Deuane
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to nflmvp for sharing a bottle of this.

A-Black with dark ruby highlights. Medium tan head that to leave a thin ring and spotty lace.

S-Sweet malt with a light roasty aroma. A bit of chocolate in the background.

T-Full flavoured roast with a lovely chocolaty flavour. A bit of hop bitterness comes thru as well. A bit of smokiness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied with a pleasant astringent aftertaste.

D-A solid RIS. Very full flavoured and well rounded. I would happily drink this again.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense mocha head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, orange zest, pine, grapefruit, floral, oatmeal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark roasted malt and hop notes. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, orange zest, pine, floral, grapefruit, oatmeal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, citrus zest, pine, floral, oats, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic robustness and complexity of roasted malt flavors with hops; with a great balance between malts and hop bitterness; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent export stout! Great balance and robustness of dark roast and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of unHipHopHead
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a thick brownish head that looked like a mix between a chocolate souffle and a caffe mocha.

subtle aromas of hops and coffee.

initial taste is rich and robust with sweet caramel undertones that linger throughout. the taste is a wonderful balance of richness and sweetness, good combination.

I've seen this one in the stores and passed it by many times, so glad i decided to try it this time and this will certainly not be the last.

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Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a rich, chocolatey scent with a dry, coffee-like earthiness as well. The taste is good. It has a smooth black and chocolate malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with an earthy feel. It's only slightly warming in the finish. The chocolate malts really make the flavor with this one. The mouthfeel is awesome. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a trendous beer. It's rich with malt complexity and has a lovely mouthfeel.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased bomber in PDX, tasted in Cali.

A - Pours black with a 2 fingered chocolate head. Dissipates slow and leaves nice lacing. Good head retention.

S - Chocolate, leather, light roast coffee, and bittering hops.

T - Hearty roast coffee, light leather, light biittering hops, and lightly smoky. Very roasty and bitter.

M - Full bodied, and well-balanced, maybe slightly hoppier than malty. Finishes very dry, but surprisingly smooth leaving you thirsty for more. I can't stop drinking it. What is wrong with me?

D - Good drinkability. Leaves you thirsty for more. I can't explain it, and my beer is just sitting here waiting to be drank.

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Photo of waige_pilson
4.2/5  rDev +4%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz into a Chimay Goblet. Pours a deep brown/black with a light brown head. Not much lace.
The smell is pretty nice, roasted chocolate malts, oats, earth and a bit o' expresso.
The taste is heavy roasted chocolate and coffee, minerals, earth and some light grass. Smooth going down but just a little light on the mouth.
This is my second beer from Elysian and I'm still pretty happy. I'll have to seek out some more of there brews.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my wife for repeatedly asking me if I was going to buy this! :)

I really like this; though, in my opinion, it sort of comes off as a standard stout with some definite attributes of an American double stout. Not heavy or rich enough to be an Russian Imperial Stout. At 7.4%, the ABV is low for an RIS, and bordering on the low side for an American double.

Nice, black body with rich, khaki head. Impeneratble darkness...held up to the light, there are only the faintest hints of ruby.

Rich, burnt malt taste with a strong hop profile. Dark roast coffee, and rich, dark chocolate come across in the flavour profile. Slightly bitter, dry and full flavour. Much more complex and full than any standard stout could offer.

Good mouthfeel for the style. Carbonation there, but not overly done. Its noticeable, but doesn't demand attention. Nice and easy to drink, but I think it may benefit from being served colder (chilled in a mini fridge for just under 3 hours, so it wasn't completely cold).

Very good...I'd like to get some more.

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Photo of dnichols
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I shared a 22 ounce bomber with a beer buddy to celebrate the first burn in his backyard fire pit...very manly.

A: It poured a deep shiny black body with a dense chocolate head that retained well and supported a coating of evenly layered lacing.

S: It emitted a burst of dark roasted malts and coffee followed by sweet aromas of chocolate.

T: It was creamy and richly chocolaty, much like a iced mocha latte. The malts were nearly burnt they were so deeply roasted. It produced a sweet smoky like flavor that complemented well the bite of campfire steeped coffee. It finished warm and almost clean with only a small sweet chocolate aftertaste.

M: It was full bodied with a bod bitter and sweet coating of the tongue and a small sweet aftertaste.

D: It's too much beer for a long session but I could enjoy two or three bombers before the sweetness and big body would overcome my lust.

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Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of medium brown foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves a light trace of lace on the glass.

S - A roasty aroma of coffee and dark chocolate with some Bready malt notes and a touch of smoke.

T - Dark, smoky malt up font with some espresso notes. Burnt caramel in the middle and a slick oat character with a finish of dark sugar, coffee, and bakers chocolate

M - A thick, oily body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - a better than average oatmeal stout. This beer has a sweet, thick body but also the complex, dark roast of an imperial stoutl. Really a hybrid between the two styles it is more drinkable an your average imperial and more complex than an oatmeal stout, which makes for an enjoyable experience overall.

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 951 ratings.
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