Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

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90
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957 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:
957
Reviews:
354
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
179
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 957 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBodamer
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours very dark with a thing,brown head. Aroma is of medium intensity. Roast and mild char. Not very sweet smelling. The flavor is a match to the beer's scent. Low in sweetness. Roast, bittering dark malt, and chocolate. Finished with another layer of hop/bitter. A Stout that leans away from sweetness according to my palate. Body is fairly full. Higher carbonation. Could stand for some more sweet balance.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color (borderline pitch black, even). The head is three fingers high and khaki in shade. Annoyingly, the tall head retains very well, and also has a soft/dense texture. Lots of lacing is left on my glass - all told, this beer looks absolutely phenomenal. (4.75)

Smell: The nice hopping is the first thing I notice. Plenty of floral Cascade hops to be found. It doesn't always work in a stout, but it kind of does here. Beneath the hops, I pick up notes of roast, nuts, roasted nuts, oats, vanilla, chocolate, and citrus. Really nice - a hoppier than normal stout that isn't imbalanced. (3.75)

Taste: Like the nose suggested, the hops don't run roughshod over everything, they just balance the nice sweetness provided by the stout base. An initial floral flavor quickly give way to some dark fruit flavors. It finishes with a sneaky roastiness (this has a good roasted barley character, redolent of an Irish stout). The hops and the roast work together to create a rock-solid stout. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, to the point of being practically effortless. It's initially creamy, which melds with the nearly bone-dry finish. Carbonation is a little low. The dryness works so well with the initial softness - it manages to go down very easily without seeming dinky or weak. (4.25)

Overall: I don't like supporting the tyrant that is InBev, but if they make good beer, I'll still send some money their way. And this, well it's a damn good stout. Dry and roasty with a nice hoppy bite. This is an impressive beer worth anyone's time...unless you're anti-corporation, of course. Meh, whatever. (3.75)

3.86/5: So dry yet so delicious

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Photo of ThomasG
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. Get it a lot in Longview at http://www.PorkysPublicHouse.com/.

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Photo of bcuz7
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bombventure
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codyb1991
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cglowe
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bens0n
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelKelley
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super smooth, best stout I've had

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Photo of OldDirty
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DonBowman
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark, thick as a stout should be. Not a lot of taste.

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Photo of Triklino
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of arvidkoval
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This looks black as night. Kind of weak on the smell. A robust burnt, toasted, roasty flavor is the first thing I noticed. Next comes that oatmeal sweetness I'd hoped for followed up by a coffee aftertaste. Thick, but not Russian thick. Overall, this is freakin' great!

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Photo of NJB145
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Claire_carlson
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 957 ratings.
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