Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Tyranena Brewing Company

Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal StoutDown 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
380 Ratings
Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal StoutDown 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oatmeal Stout brewed with cocoa nibs. Available: February-March.

Added by Buebie on 02-12-2010

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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a creamy light tan head that last as a thick ring.

S- The dark roasted malt is earthy with chocolate malt grown and a Sumatra roasted coffee coming through in the finish. There is a fresh raw grain aroma and some green hop aromas that come through as it opens up.

T- The dark roasted black malt has a slight chalk quality to it with some nice bakers chocolate notes and a touch of oats and tartness in the finish. Green woody hops are light but present in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a chewy texture and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- The wonderful dry stout has a nice complex roasted profile that is balanced by very nice coffee and chocolate flavors aswell. This is a big beer but it is very easy to drink.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have drank this beer many times, but finally reviewing it!

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black beer with a light mocha brown head that dissapates quickly.

Smell: Roasty coffee and chocolate.

Taste: a nice balance of light coffee that give a mild bitter flavor and a dry bittersweet chocolate flavor. Nice! Lingering bittersweet chocolate aftertaste that is enjoyable making you want another sip.

Mouthfeel: This is a nice smooth moderate body stout. Carbonation is right on and not over the top.

Drinkability: It is a great stout that drinks well. This is a great stout coming from Wisconsin! Cheers!

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of maximum12
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always happy to see Tyranena, whether it's new, old, or someplace in between. Their porters are good to excellent, so looking forward to trying a Tyranena stout with chocolate in it.

Pours black as the depths of Andrew Eldritch's soul. Strong roasted malts, coffee, & a bit of chocolate spring from the nose.

Down 'n' Dirty is a bit surprising, as it's dominated by freshly roasted coffee rather than chocolate or maltiness; I'm curious because glanced through reviews, I see a lot of "chocolate" & it tastes like an afterthought to me. Bitterness rushes in along with the chocolate, & a mild hop mug shot is a bit jarring juxtaposed with the coffee. A little more chocolate might have smoothed this out. The oatmeal, which I expected to smooth the experience, is overshadowed by the clash of titanic flavors.

Well, good beer, but I'm a bit confused by it. The flavors don't come together all that well, & the advertised chocolate is a bit weak. They've made so many excellent beers I always expect the most out of Tyranena, but this one falls short of previous standards they've erected.

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Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bighuge
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This black bodied beer has a thick crop of rocky brown froth on top that leaves behind enormous amounts of lace. Good dose of chocolate, oatmeal and roasted barley aromas on the nose. And some liquid caramel for good measure. Not quite as big as some of their other experimental porters and stouts, but nice nonetheless. As it should be, this oatmeal stout is silky smooth and velvety. Medium bodied or so. Nice bitter roasted malt/barley flavor. Bittersweet chocolate character is fairly low. Burnt malts and a little oily smokiness come into the picture as well. As expected, well done. Good depth and complexity.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viggo
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours an opaque dark brownish black, a bit of dark red at the edges, very thick tan head forms and settles down to a medium ring and layer around the glass, some lace spirals and spots stick.

Smell is neat, sweet and malty, caramel, chocolate milk, light roast and some sweet fruitiness, oats, a touch vinous with some sour grapes, dry cocoa, a bit of spiciness in the background, not bad.

Taste is similar, caramel and a bit of booze up front, dry cocoa powder and chocolate wafer, a touch of dry roast, oatmeal, a touch of fruit juice, biscuit, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, pretty smooth and silky from the oats. A bit plain but a nice stout. Thanks Russ!

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Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, black with 1" tan head. Some chunkees in it. Aroma was powder cocoa, like when you'd smell the inside of the chocolate milk powder can.

Smooth taste, another great use of oatmeal, mild roast flavor, chocolate malt complimenting the cocao. Chewy. Great meld together, an easy drinking stout. Something like this, I have no idea how people can't like it, its really easy to drink, sturdy and flavorful. Not really a "chocolate" beer, but the light cocao feel and the oatmeal make it an easy drinker.

Solid beer at a solid price. Would recommend to fans of the style and noobs alike.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZAP
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark brown/black...nice tan head and lacing

S-Pretty interesting.... real unique smoked java/burnt chocolate aroma..never smelled anything like this...

T-Again...very interesting...chocolate for sure but not bitter dark chocolate and not artificial sweet milk chocolate....moreo fa natural cocoa flavor...It is pleasant...not cloying at all...but not bitter either...mild notes of smoked java as well...

M-Creamy and smooth...not quite velvet like but a god texture to this.

D-I've enjoyed drinking this. It is a unique take on this style. Well done.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my Rodenbach tulip... The body is a dark brown, almost black, looks good settled but as its pours its much lighter and blah. A light tan head that is gone right away only leaving the thinest of rings and no lacing... The aroma is disappointing, the front is tons of peat and very hot, only on the back end do I get some really nice chocolate notes. The chocolate is nice but I'm disappointed I don't get any nice creamy notes from the oatmeal. Slightly better as it warms... The taste is much better than the aroma, flavors are much more integrated, cocoa nibs, chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. A decent creaminess in taste and feel... The mouthfeel is a bitter warmer and full than a typical oatmeal stout... A touch too much alcohol presents for a stout that I would just love to crush.

This is above average but nothing special. Didn't expect much form Tyranena so it actually exceeded by expectations.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good brau. Served at a good temperature with a nice sized light tan, foamy head that settled after a bit and good lacing. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, heavy roast, coffee. Flavor is similar to nose with nice balance between malt sweet, malt roast, carbonic tang, and malt, hop, yeast bitter. Body is good, ditto carbonation with only little points, yet compensating chewyness. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and very easy to have more. A tip of the hat to the brewer.

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Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mynie
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pints on tap at the brewery.

Pours dark ruby with a small head. Par for the course with a non-nitro stout.

Smells really oatmealy. The usual rough sourness of an oatmeal is here cranked pleasantly up a couple of notches, set against a little wisp of dark chocolate bitterness.

Tastes pretty much the same as it smells. Rough oatmeal, smooth chocolate. Medium sour and medium sweet. Very nice and rich.

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Photo of jera1350
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Syrupy thick and jet black with a thin, but tight head on top that shrinks to a ring around the glass and leaves a bit of lacing.

Huge nose which consists of dark chocolate, toasted malt a hint of mocha and even some hops. Big malt, big chocolate.

Tastes just like it smells. Big roasty flavors with lots of chocolate and a strong presence of bitter hops. Really tasty.

This has a really big mouthfeel. Nice smoothness from the oatmeal with some mostly creamy carbonation. A bit prickly on the tongue.

Very drinkable and goes down quickly. I would have to guess this is around 6% alcohol which is more than your typical OS. Really great representation of style here with a unique touch of bigger body and chocolate. Highly recommend.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, but a clear amber when pouring, not much carbonation, one finger off white head

S-Chocolate, roasted malt, some burnt notes and oats.

T-Dark chocolate, lots of roasted malt some burnt notes, not much bitterness.

M-Lighter for a stout with some carbonation.

O-A nice stout but lacking anything to put it over the top.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 380 ratings
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