Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Tyranena Brewing Company

very good
380 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Greggy
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very dark chesnut body/black when not held to the light. Head is tan, creamy, and 1.5 finger in height. Lacing is present.

S- Coffee, huge creaminess from oatmeal and chocolate of course. A bit of oatmeal as well. S'more?

T- Starts out with big smooth rich oatmeal and chocolate, incredible smooth and rich.

M- Sublte carbonation, incredible smooth.

O- Great beer. Excellent with chocolate cake.

 404 characters

Photo of hilgart1
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into my Darkness snifter.

Dark with brown highlights, hard pour yields a full finger’s width of khaki head that dips after a moment to thin surface skim. Lacing is evident.

Smells and tastes of lactic sweetness and milky chocolate. The oatmeal lends a creaminess and slightly sour note to the finish.

Creamy feel but there’s something here that just doesn’t jive with me. The chocolate just doesn’t mesh well with the lactic qualities here. Leaves a rather distracting and unwelcomed aftertaste of lightly soured and heavily burnt malt.

Tyranena is a brewery that I want to pull for. I’m wondering if the continual assistant brewer turnover there is hindering what this brewery is capable of. Where are the distant BGW gems that this brewery used to put out? Where is the unrealized potential? Kinda tired of the mediocre beers Tyranena seems to be putting out as of late.

 907 characters

Photo of C2H5
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass black with a fluffy tan head.
Smells delicious the chocolate is right there, along with roasted malts and coffee
Taste is great, roasted malts and creamy chocolate a little alcohol in there to remind you that this is a beer.
Very smooth mouth feel, the texture of this beer is excellent
I really enjoyed this beer, It smells and tastes great!

 383 characters

Photo of Agold
3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was really excited for this beer. Poured very dark dark brown, with a short just off white head. Some light gets through around the edges. There is a bit of spotty lacing, but it is very sparse. The first thing I thought when I smelled this beer was roasty. This is very very roasty with a bit of chocolate and not much else. It is pleasant, but on the way to being too roasty. The flavor, however, is too roasty. It tastes like a ton of burnt malt was in this one. It overwhelms everything else, sort of tastes like eating a handful of patent malt. Not horrible, but very overly roasty, and burnt. Mouthfeel does not give you the creamy smooth texture that I like, and it is a bit light, but it is ok. This beer is really nice, but could definitely be improved upon.

 769 characters

Photo of Theredflame2
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of yooper920
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a 12 oz. brown, stubby bottle and poured into my Trappistes Rochefort chalice. Thick and black as glacial muck, it is. Micro-head fades to beading. Aromas of chocolate fudge and roasted coffee.

Opens wide with a blast of bitter sweet chocolate followed by a slap of molasses and tickle of licorice. Medium-bodied and dry with moderate carbonation. Silky mouthfeel reveals big notes of cocoa powder. Suggestions of vanilla emerge. As it warms, a hint of bourbon surfaces.

Down N' Dirty is a flavorful oatmeal stout with a complex taste profile that moves far beyond its chocolate essence. Cheers!

 610 characters

Photo of Jerktookmyname
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CWhite
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Mrpickles
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of StoutFest
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin wispy tan head and good lacing down the glass.

Aroma is cocoa with a whiff of oatmeal. The cocoa nibs are very present here.

Flavor follows the aroma. Lots of chocolate all the way through.

Smooth and silky with medium carbonation.

Very solid beer. The mouthfeel is sublime and I love the strong chocolate presence.

 343 characters

Photo of leprakhan
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Down 'N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Tyranena Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 380 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.