Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Tyranena Brewing Company

Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal StoutDown 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
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From:
Tyranena Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #127
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,831
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 10.2%
Ratings:
392
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 04, 2022
Added:
Feb 12, 2010
Wants:
  62
Gots:
  39
SCORE
88
Very Good
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal StoutDown 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Notes: Oatmeal Stout brewed with cocoa nibs. Available: February-March.
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Ratings by Bubba83:
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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Bubba83 from California

Many a thank you goes out to Kegatron for sending me another Tyranena beer to try. Bottle marked Feb 2010.

Poured at 50 degrees into a snifter. The body is almost completely black, a very dark brown licorice color perhaps, topped off by an espresso colored creamy 2 finger width head. Head dissipates fairly quick, but leaves a good medium sized ring with good lacing.

Super complex aromas are wafting out of the glass. Where do I start? Black licorice, cocoa nibs, heaps of roast, vanilla, dark caramel, coffee grounds, burnt toast and finally a little bit of pine.

Chocolate and vanilla flavors start the party off right, but transition into big and roasty very quickly. There is a slightly astringent sourness here that reminds me a little of Guinness. Caramel rears its head underneath the roast, but only mildly so. Finishes up with a piney kick in the pants, and a little bit of warming alcohol character that rounds things out well.

Lovely feel on this guy, medium bodied, smooth as silk, yet still well carbonated. Quite dry too which is a good thing.

Drinks really well for being so roasty. I'm a huge sucker for huge roast if it's pulled off correctly, and this is a great example. A lot of beers with such a roasty profile get really astringent, but not this beer. It seems like the cocoa nibs help balance things out a little bit to counter the roast, but ultimately it's pretty lopsided on the roasty side, and I love that. If there was a little more dark caramel flavor in the mid-range, I could easily see this contending for one of the best stouts of any kind I've ever had. Tyranena delivers some REALLY terrific dark beers.

Jul 20, 2010
More User Ratings:
 
3.77 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jan 04, 2022
 
3.75 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Aug 13, 2020
 
2.42 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Apr 25, 2019
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2.8/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 4/30/15 @ the Yarchives.

Brown appearance. Tan head; a curtain of lace.

Peanut butter & cream nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Peanut butter & mild pumpkin flavors up front; a metallic, chalky finish. Booze notes emerged as this warmed.

Hopefully this one went bad? Tough to finish.

Mar 08, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

Got in a trade with GreenBayBA. 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa nibs, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, peppery hop; and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, dark/brown bread, smoke, char, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa nibs, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great hop/roast bitter/sweet balance, and no acrid/astringent flavors after finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.3%. Overall this is a delicious oatmeal stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa nibs, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Nicely rich malt complexity, balancing earthy hops, and restrained yeast character. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Sep 15, 2018
 
4.13 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jul 11, 2018
 
3.86 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Apr 21, 2018
 
3.74 by user785335 from Florida on Apr 10, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by degueulasse from California

This beer smells like a Hershey's chocolate bar and tastes like a bit darker, more like bitter chocolate chip, mixed with a delicious maltiness that pricks the tongue devilishly. There is also a wholesome oatmeal flavor and consistency that makes this wash down like a filling dessert.

Mar 21, 2018
 
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Mar 16, 2018
 
3.83 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Mar 16, 2018
 
4 by paulish from New York on Mar 02, 2018
 
3.68 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jun 17, 2017
 
3.64 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jun 16, 2017
 
4.25 by tvenne from Minnesota on May 09, 2017
 
3.73 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Mar 15, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by geeves from Wisconsin

Tyranena is one of my favorite local breweries. This is one of the seasonal stouts they brew that I enjoy to drink. The aroma of chocolate is more than the flavor of chocolate, which is fine by me. It tastes and feels like a well bodied stout. A well rounded beer to enjoy with some music.

Mar 10, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by uwmgdman from Wisconsin

Looks the part--jet black and a thick light tan head. Nose is nice and roasty, rich chocolate. Flavor is dry roast malt, coffee-like character, nice under current of cocoa. Body is medium-full, nice dry/bitter finish. Very solid chocolate oatmeal stout. Really like the dry/roasty finish and very glad I've got 5 left!

Mar 01, 2017
 
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Mar 01, 2017
 
3.98 by travelguy from Ohio on Sep 30, 2016
 
2 by npendres from Wisconsin on Jun 25, 2016
 
4 by LennyBound from Illinois on Jun 16, 2016
 
3.83 by jakea from Wisconsin on May 27, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by basaywhat from Illinois

12 oz bottle. Pour was deep dark with a slightly dark tan head. Aroma was strong with chocolate, light caramel, and some bread characters. Body was medium to full with a smooth oat character along with some more well blended chocolate malt and a nice caramel finish.

May 08, 2016
 
3.98 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Apr 26, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by SmangTown from Illinois

L - Very dark brown, lively, minimal head and lacing.
S - very strong but NOT overwhelming toasted oat and coffee scent makes it smell wonderful.
T - Seems to have a coffee flavor that to over power the chocolate and or oatmeal taste, but gives a nice roast stout flavor to it. Maybe can use more cocoa to help bring a balance between the coffee and chocolate.
F - warm thickness to it. Not to carbonated, smooth stout.
Overall - Great beer, could probably fool me if told me it was a coffee stout. Doesn't remind me of other oatmeal stouts i have tried, but regardless would still recommend to a friend.

Apr 18, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by wuthrichj15 from Indiana

Look- Pours black with little to no head, no lacing
Smell- Chocolates and malts, very nice
Taste- Same as the smell, chocolate and malts.
Feel- A little on the thin side, this is expected out of a 6.2% stout.
Overall- very solid. Nice Beer!

Apr 02, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Dark brown pour develops a sizeable full inch of brown, tan head on the top. Would have been a higher score had there not been a lot of particulate all over it. Aroma hit the chocolate and cocao notes.

Oatmeal rocks here, smoothed out slappy hours all over this. Chocolate malt and cocoa distinctly noticed and differentiated. Great price, great format, easy drinking, plenty flavorful, not overly complex and better for it.

Mar 22, 2016
 
4.42 by kinmundy77 from Illinois on Mar 13, 2016
 
2.75 by eldoctorador from Chile on Mar 12, 2016
 
3.71 by bnes09 from Illinois on Mar 08, 2016
 
4.19 by McHenry from Wisconsin on Mar 06, 2016
 
3.5 by rspauldi from Texas on Jan 29, 2016
 
3.82 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Dec 07, 2015
 
3.92 by Thirstygoat from Illinois on Oct 31, 2015
 
4.31 by Zatch90 from Wisconsin on Oct 08, 2015
 
3.43 by Eman17 from Illinois on Oct 02, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DabblinWiscCraft from Wisconsin

Picked up a six-pack of bottles for my dad the other day at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander. No freshness date that I can see, but it's safe to say this one is at least three months old. Poured right from the fridge into an imperial pint glass.

L: Pours a deep coffee brown with about a half-inch of tan head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin film and ring that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Healthy visible carbonation at the edges where the light strikes through.

S: Very nice aroma on this one--roasted malts and coffee are the most prominent notes. There's also some nice dark chocolate and vanilla coming through, as well. A bit of earthiness and the slightest boozy aroma in the mix.

T: Roasted malts are big up front. They're accompanied by a rich coffee flavor, as well as some of that dark chocolate from the nose. In the middle, the vanilla emerges, along with a bit of tartness and earthiness. The back end has more of the coffee and chocolate notes, with the tartness developing into a more overt bitter--this works quite well with the dark chocolate flavor. Though there is bitter, there isn't much of a lingering aftertaste--it's really more of an astringent sensation.

F: Medium-bodied and quite creamy, thanks in part to a nice level of carbonation. The middle and close have that tart astringency with the bitter. This one isn't syrupy, but it does have just a bit of stick.

O: Tyranena continues to impress me with their brews. This one isn't a game-changer, but it is a very solid and enjoyable stout. I'll be returning to this one again.

Aug 18, 2015
 
3.9 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 14, 2015
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 392 ratings