Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

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Dragonstooth Oatmeal StoutDragonstooth Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: English 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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Ratings: 999 |  Reviews: 364
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 CTHomer
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: opaque; deep brown in color; 1 finger medium brown head that receded quickly to a splotchy cap; no lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain with a hint of coffee and bittersweet chocolate;

T: deeply roasted grain and bittersweet chocolate from start to finish; mild (but a little harsh) bitterness at the end;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; ABV is warming;

O: not especially complex, but enjoyable none the less;

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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 snakeayes11
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 999 ratings