Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2002

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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 hoosier222002
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
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 unclekeith
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
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 Noles9585
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +1.5%
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 Shortbox81
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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 corywalston
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KLan
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ashy, smoky, slight sweetness from the oat. Thin mouth feel. Pretty average stout

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Photo of PaulLindquis
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of marlowe57
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoshuaGreer
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_beast
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boisehack
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
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 -4.7%
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 Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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