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Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal StoutDown 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
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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 ScottWalker
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Cheers and a big thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12oz stubby brown bottle into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a tan cap 3 fingers strong. The cap slowly fades leaving an entire wall of lacing effect on the glass. A light swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The smell of this brew is quite roasty with a very pleasant fresh grain quality like oats. Some mild chocolate inclusion is present along with some coffee quality. There is a little bit of an earthy touch included but overall the big focus of this aroma is roasty chocolate and fresh grain.

The taste is bitter with some roasted grain quality that is somewhat reminiscent of coffee and unsweetened chocolate. That fresh grain quality is present but hidden compared to how bold it is displayed in the aroma. A bit of earth and tobacco flavors are present mid palate with a bit of fruity alcohol like prune or raisins. It finishes bitter and roasty.

This is a medium bodied brew that is silky smooth in the feel. It is rich and quite enjoyable. The alcohol is very well incorporated here. The most excellent aspect of this brew is the fresh grainy chocolate quality captured in the aroma, I really would have liked to seen that transcended into the flavor a bit more. As-is its a nice experience and worth a try.

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Photo of martyl1000
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good. On tap at Cardinal Bar, Madison. Quite pleasurable. I'm totally impressed with this, even after two years since I first tried it.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, born on Jan 31 2012, poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Thanks to Aaron for this little gem.

A: Dark dense brown, nearly opaque with some light making it through along the edges...decent dark khaki head forms leaves a little lace.

S: Nose is full of prominent chocolate, oats, and coffee, with strong bitter roasted barley notes...great nose for an oatmeal stout.

T: Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, flaky oats, a bit of earthy hop bitterness, coffeehouse, hints of caramel and vanilla sweetness, cocoa.

MF: Bitter, creamy and a touch dry, medium to full mouthfeel.

O: Impressive chocolate-oatmeal stout, full flavored with a good strong nose as well. Its even a bit grimey and 'dirty' with its earthy coffee ground and oatmeal notes. Good stout, recommended.

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Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Joeyuwp
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of chanokokoro
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic pint glass

Pours a very dark brown with a two and a half finger beige head. An aroma of chocolate and roasted malt rises from the glass. Some sweetness and chocolate greets the tastebuds and quickly shifts to slightly sweet roasted malt finally finishing with a return to chocolate with roasty bitterness. Fairly creamy and smooth, medium-bodied, dead on for the style. A solid, easy drinking oatmeal stout that delivers.

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Photo of TylerDYoung
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of AlphaKing414
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of areich6
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoying with my good friend pschul4

A: Pours with little head. Appears to be a very dark brown color.

S: Smells great. The chocolate and oatmeal notes are very evident. Can't wait to taste it.

T: Does not taste as strong as I thought it would. It isn't bad at all, however, the chocolate and oatmeal flavor is a little light compared to what the smell promised.

M: Really good. Nice and thick which is how I personally like my stouts. Complements the taste nicely.

O: Pretty good representation of the chocolate oatmeal stout genre of beer. It's highest qualities are the mouthfeel and the smell.

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Photo of pschul4
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cola brown on the pour with a small amount of head in spite of a vigourous pour. Sits dark as sin in the glass

S- Definite oatmeal in the nose with a good hint of chocolate towards the back.

T- Tons of basic oatmeal stout flavor with just enough chocolate to get the job done. Excellent job Tyranena!

M- Very smooth in the front with enough carbonation to leave you begging for more

O- A winner! A brewery I was afraid to try for fear of a let down but this is very impressive!

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the beer was black as night. Producing a slightly tan head of approximatley half of an inch, the aroma gave hints of chocolate and malt to come. As the aroma would lead you to believe, the initial taste was a chocolate malty flavor. What made this taste interesting was the milkiness that came with the flavor. The texture made this stout smooth going down. The flavor did not have much endurance for lingering in the mouth though. The aftertaste came with toasted oats and strong bitter chocolate taste. To go from smooth to bitter seems a bad way to end a stout.

This is far from my favorite Tyranena brew, but it is still very drinkable.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tyranena's brewery/taproom.

A: opaque, clear, little head except on side of glass
S: great nose, dense rich roasted chocolate with coffee undertones, when warmed a bit the malt quality took on a whole new dimension
T: deep rich roasted malt, good hop balance
M: chocolate, dry, well-made

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Photo of TVolt1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mtrog313
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of dlello2
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BrewerB
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled dated on 2-9-2011 putting this at just over a year old.

Pouring into a 3 Floyds pint glass. Dark brown/black in color with a crop of creamy medium tan foam. Lacing cling to the glass, good retention.

Cocoa powder and a hint of molasses in the initial aromas. Dusting of black pepper spice. Well toasted bready malt and a caramel sweetness arriving later.

Upfront charcoal smoke yields to a dark, bittersweet chocolate in the middle. Modestly malty sweet on the back-end. Bitterness is moderate-high with the dark malts appearing to contribute some of the character. Bitter, over-extracted espresso lingering into the finish.

Nearly oily, medium-full bodied with a moderate-light amount of carbonation. Slight harshness from the roasted malts detracting from the experience.

Bitter chocolate and coffee can sometimes work well together but there's somewhat of a clash going on here. A tad harsh for the style. Not sure if age is playing a factor here but I'd like a shift away from the dark/bitter roasty malts towards some sweetness to help increase session enjoyment.

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Photo of Kbogac
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, looks heavy. Nice tan colored thick foam which is short lived. Nice film with a ring last throughout the drink. Smell is a sweet caramel and chocolate. Taste is malt and chocolate with a little oatmeal maybe. Not too intense. Mouthfeel is almost creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a good beer. Well balanced and easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of denimdemon
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of bishocr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of quintonmaximoff
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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