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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout
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4.03/5
Exceptional
971 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
Ranking:
#3,215
Reviews:
359
Ratings:
971
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
183
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 971 |  Reviews: 359
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

Photo of PNWhops
4.11/5  rDev +2%
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 -2.5%
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 -16.9%
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 JuiceMan818
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
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 +6%
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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Photo of gandres
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint Glass during happy hour at the brewpub in Tangletown/ Greenlake, Seattle on Monday after New Year
dark, big foam, slowly disappears
fragrant stout aroma
low bitterness, some sweet taste
long finish, bitter aftertaste
very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to

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Photo of the_awesometeer
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is black with a nice foamy tan head. Smells like chocolate and roasted malts with a hing of char. Tastes similar to how it smells. A strong roasted flavor with a touch of char that leaves a bitterness. The beer goes down smooth.

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Photo of q33jeff
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
09/20/15
Nice beer. Lots of coffee, chocolate, toasty malt.
Dark pour with medium tans head.

Go Hawks."

**

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 971 ratings
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