Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

964 Ratings
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beutiful like a stout should be. Jet black body with a huge chocolate brown head with huge fat bubbles. Nose is an invigorating smokey malt that just jumps out of the glass, very meaty. There is a lot going on in the nose of this one. Rich robust coffee chocolatey feel attacks the taste buds at first sip. Eases up in the middle and thins up on the bitter that leads to the finish. Finish is slightly sweet with richness and a bitter bite on the end. Not to heavy on the mouthfeel. Very relaxed and nicely drinkable.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark with with a nice chocolatey and malty aroma. I keep tasting a light citrus flavor that is reminiscent of lemon grass or a small amount of lemon zest. The dark roasted malt flavor is dominating and there is a lingering hop bitterness. This is a very intriguing stout.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger mocha colored head
S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, toasted nuts
T: Matches the nose, very complex. Adds a bit of charred meat on the midpalate and hops on the finish
M: Medium-bodied, a nice dried roasted grain feel, balanced
O: Complex, tastes very toasted. I like that the oatmeal comes distinctly through which it doesn't often for the style

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Photo of morebeergood
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased a bottle in 2010 and have been aging it in my cellar until tonight. Poured into a Brooklyn Brewery oversized snifter. Dark brown colored body. Thin white head, meaning some carbonation may have been lost over time. Spots of lacing here and there on the glass. Smell was faint; mostly coffee but just a slight hint of butter. Taste was enjoyable. Lots of layers of coffee, roasted grain, cocoa, and maybe some cereal. Mouthfeel was smooth but there was a slight bitterness at the end on the palate. The abv was toned down well, and not overly noticeable. The label calls itself an Imperial Oatmeal Stout, and the phrase applies well. It's much more potent in flavor than other regular oatmeal stouts that I have had in the past.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a 22 ounce bomber bottle and into my nonic Imperial pint glass. The stout appears a dark brown color and nearly opaque, with about two fingers of creamy ecru colored foam. Nose and flavor are of rich roasted grains, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, sweet caramelized malt. Between medium and full in body and amply carbonated for the style. Certainly decent enough to have again another time.

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Photo of Arbitrator
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chilled bomber into a glass, courtesy of ramnuts / end 0))). Thank you!

A: Pours a completely opaque black with slight light penetration at the edges, giving some shades of ruby and orange. Has a generous 1.5" mocha head that recedes in a couple of minutes into a mottled film on top of the brew. Leaves some nice lacing down the glass.

S: Heavy on the chocolate and roasted malt, with lighter coffee elements. I detect some barley and smoke as well.

T: Sweet throughout. The entire taste is an alternation between chocolate and roasted malt, with only lighter elements of coffee underneath. The aftertaste is all coffee bitters and dark chocolate. I am not a big fan of coffee flavors, so I appreciate the profile here.

M: Medium-to-full bodied, and it's offset a little bit by slightly-too-high carbonation. Doesn't really serve the style well; I prefer it a little flatter and creamier. But the ABV is well-masked and the taste isn't too sticky.

D: It's too bad ramnuts is just gifting me these and I can't evaluate value here. Thanks again buddy. Anyway, I really like the flavor of this one, but all things considered, I'd probably pick something else as my go-to stout, unless this has an attractive price (below $5 or so).

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Photo of vande
4/5  rDev -1%

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

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of swierczt
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LampertLand
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Elysian Brewings "Dragonstooth" Stout @ 7.5% served cold into a stein
A-poured a dark brown with tan head , low carbonation , a ring of lacing has attached itself to the edge of the glass
S-Coffee , Chocolate , Hints of Oats
T-A hoppy bitterness is there but then gives way to a almost burnt malt finish
MF-rich and full bodied , dry finish on the palate
Ov-Drinkable , not my favorite , you need to be in a drinking mood maybe
Cheers LampertLand

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

Consumed 4/7/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Dark brown, hazy, with an unexpected amount of sediment - small, off-white head - fades to a tiny cap, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Roasty and sweet - serious and obvious oatmeal aroma, perhaps more than the average oatmeal stout - some malty, oat, and caramel sweetness - chocolate and coffee notes

Taste: Roasty, dryness, and oats - dark chocolate, burnt chocolate malts, and semisweet chocolate - a distinct oat flavor - some caramel and molasses-like sweetness - sharp, bitter finish - some hints of coffee

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth thanks to the oats, nicely carbonated

Overall: Apparently not brewed with actual teeth

This is a solid oatmeal stout. Not the best I've ever had, but the oats are used quite well. Sadly not as memorable as some of the Elysian pumpkin beers.

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Photo of JDV
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a short lived tan head. Smell is mild dark roastiness and a hint of cardboard. Taste is dry burnt roastiness. Medium bodied with similar carbonation. A bit ashy and slightly bitter from the nice sharp hops. Could use a touch more body, but the dark, burnt flavor is nice.

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3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque buh-lack with no light escaping topped with a statuesque light brown head leaving spider lace in the glass.

Burnt malt toffee aroma.

First swigs: Rich dark chocolate and baker's chocolate with molasses and coffee ice cream. Linger of pumpernickel and tobacco. Endless cocoa bundt cake. Astringent finish with full flavored hops eeking out beneath a heavy malt blanket.

Bright crisp medium full bodied tongue coating raw cold starbucks coffee gone wild.

Last swigs: Bitered with Magnum, Cascade and Centenial. $3.49 is a steal!

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of aerozeppl
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours super black especially considering this is a "regular" stout. A massive 2 fingers of coffee colored head. Good lacing. BA says it is an imperial though.

S: Really nice nose. Big roasted blast right up front. Over roasted coffee after that.Only the faintest hint of chocolate but it is there.

T: Initial blast of chocolate mixed with roasted coffee. Much more of a hop bite than I thought this would have. I even cellared this for about 3 months. Tons of malt as well. Finishes with that nice heavy and lingering malt.

M: Prickly carbonation. With the big taste I want this to be a little thicker. I feel I always say that about stouts though.

D: A nice sipper. Well balanced with all the elements you want in a stout. The lack of body makes it easier drinking. Would love to try this on tap.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Dragonstooth Oatmeal Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
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