Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
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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 WAbeerfiend
1/5  rDev -75.2%

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 01.09.14.

A: Midnight black. Completely opaque. No red at bottom. Has a brown foamy head. Amazing.

S: Malty. Citrus and flowery hops, which is weird. I feel that the smell clashes.

T: Hoppy bitterness, alcohol burn. Some malt, but it is greatly overpowered by the bitterness.

O: This one had loads of bitterness. It was completely unbalanced. The flowery hops really did not go well in a stout. This seemed more like it was trying to be a thick CDA than an oatmeal stout. It was poorly executed. This was a drain pour with no guilt.

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.5%

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2/5  rDev -50.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of jayruv
2.61/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.66/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given its current ratings on the site. 7.5%.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of nice slight tan colour, nice cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a solid nontransparent black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Fairly inviting.

Sm: Slight roast and cream. A very mild strength aroma. Rather simple.

T: Dark malts, cream, badly handled roasted barley, and vague indistinct notes of chocolate. Badly balanced and built for the style. Rather hodpodge. Poorly built structurally. Scattershot. Simple for the style. Without much subtlety or complexity.

Mf: Too thick, even slightly syrupy. Smooth and wet, skirting the border between oatmeal stout and porter. I'd prefer it coarser and more dry. Adequate but off carbonation. Doesn't suit the flavours all that well.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. I wouldn't have this again. A poor Oatmeal Stout for what it is. A touch pricey. Priced alright. Hides its ABV decently. Pretty boring and bland for the style.

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Photo of jrmoore
2.71/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I should have know because it's Elysian, known for their IPA's. But just was a little disappointed because this was not a traditional, smooth oatmeal stout. Those flavors were there, but it was overwhelmingly hoppy and I was not really a fan.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.77/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smells like a Bandaid. It has a strange medical/herbal aftertaste. Infected? I don't know but, this is not good.

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2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dragonstooth Stout 2004--A Warrior From Thebes Emerges From The Dragonstooth Picture 22 oz. Bottle. 7.40% ABV--55 IBU's. (4.25 / 5.0) Mild espresso head. Clear thick dark opaque black cherry color. Smoky roasted mild cocoa espresso rich hop front. Rich clean sweet tangy roasted mellow sediment ester body. Hot rich balanced hop end. Smooth. Sampled 3/10/2005.

Elysian Brewing Company--ELYSIAN Dragonstooth Stout--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 7.45% ABV 36 IBU's. (3.5 / 5.0) Thick tight pellicle. Thin lace thin espresso head. Opaque dark black color. Smoky plum fig mild hop front. Sweet smooth chocolate roasted dark fruit creamy smooth rich Stout body. Mild hop spice EtOH hint clean dry chalky rich chocolate end. Aged mildly fruity. Sampled 8/8/2010. 4 @ $3.99 Each. 3 remaining to trade.

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Photo of WSchooley
2.93/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Did not enjoy the flavor.

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2.93/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours and deep dark brown/black, with light carbination.

Smelled of sweet malt, rich and heavy.

Taste - Sweet, mouth puckering sweet, too sweet. The bitterness (hop and malt) came in late and did not offset the sweetness I tasted.

For me, this stout was way out of balance, not a beer I would pick up again.

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
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