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 vma
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmurkar
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a one inch tan head. Good retention and lots of lacing. Smell is powerful dark malts with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is predominately chocolate and roasted malt with faint sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel, with moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Very reminiscent of an imperial stout. Packs quite a kick for an oatmeal stout, but blends it together well with the flavors. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$ 5.09/22 oz ($ 0.231/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Bottle possibly dated 11/13/15 (but overprinted so hard to tell) at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees.
Aroma weak chocolate and roasted malt, fades away by the end of the glass
Head large (4.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing to three mm ring and partial layer
Lacing excellent – wide bands of curtains, mostly tiny to small bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – chocolate predominates initially but at the end some hoppiness comes through; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4.25, Overall 4

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Photo of OKCNittany
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gburns2767
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smoky flavor. Love it.

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Photo of imfinished
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrandonR
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Label says 10/9/15.

Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Deep dark roasted malt nose with notes of dark chocolate, some char and a bit of vanilla.

T- Great combo of bitterness coming from both the hops and roasty malt. Very vibrant and flavorful. Bitter char aftertaste is quite nice. Alcohol is well concealed.

M- Sharp from the hops while also being creamy. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A very enjoyable hoppy stout that packs a flavorful punch without being too hot.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour very dark with a rich tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma consists of chocolate, grain, citrus & alcohol. The flavor is dominated by yummy dark chocolate, not too sweet, a little salty with a slight grapefruit bitterness.
Update: tried this a 2nd time & I'm lowering my score. The flavor seems lacking, does not deliver all that is implied by the aroma. Also felt thin. Still Very good.

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

Black and foamy, just how I like it. Chocolate in the aroma, heavy roast and a bit of brightness. Bitterness and alcohol at the back of the tongue. Subdued sweetness and malt balance things out, but this is definitely a bitter beer. Their is a little hoppiness hiding in their somewhere that makes things interesting -- maybe a little lemon, odd as it sounds. Fairly smooth and creamy, but not as much as most oatmeal stout. A great beer, for those of us who like our imperial stouts roasty, chocolaty , and bitter.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DEK196
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of qtboynolan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pianoguy
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Package date is 1/15/16 (a little over a month ago) Listed ABV is 8.1

Pours a solid black body with a huge frothy tan head. Great retention and lots of thick lacing.

Fairly prominent . Chocolate malt dominates but there is also a very slight hop scent

The combination of chocolate malt and bitter hops gives it an overall coffee effect . Slightly boozy with some sweetness. There really is a lot going on here...

Velvety smooth feel

Overall one of the better oatmeal stouts I have had. And the price makes it a great value ($3.96 at WINCO)

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDAGZ84
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of doucmehu
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a heavier oatmeal stout, I thought this was spot on all the way around. Great chewy mouthfeel without being viscous or oily, big roasted malt and bitter chocolate with a bit of hop bitterness at the end to really keep you coming back.

Paired wonderfully with a bbq grilled chicken and bacon sandwich and fried pork cutlets with sausage gravy.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 951 ratings.
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