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Siletz Oatmeal Cream Stout | Siletz Brewing And Public House

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Siletz Oatmeal Cream StoutSiletz Oatmeal Cream Stout

Brewed by:
Siletz Brewing And Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jfcaa193
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of bkilpatr
1.88/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. 02/08/09.

Pours a very deep brownish-black color with a finger of chocolaty brown head. The head quickly disappeared. Aroma is of powdered cocoa, roasted malt, and old coffee.

Taste is roasted malt and powdered cocoa. Stale coffee makes its way into the mix. Slightly sour and acidic. Feel is medium-bodied and over-carbonated. The acidity makes this feel unpleasant. Feels like soda. Drinkability is poor. Between the taste and the feel, I don't even want to finish the bottle.

This is a mess. Not recommended.

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Photo of DoctorDog
1.67/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Presentation: Bomber into a large glass mug. No freshness/best by date indicated.

A- Dark brown/black in appearance. Essentially opaque. Pours with massive and overflowing tan head, which fades slowly, leaving a thin layer. Heavy lacing.

S- Acrid "wet cardboard" odor and some coffee smell. Tiny hint of cocoa. Not exactly a pleasing package.

T- Burned coffee and a mouth-coating sourness. Funky and disgusting is the long and short of it.

M- Thin and watery.

D- There's no way that I can get this train wreck down, so I'm hitting it with the lowest possible.

Future outlook: No thank you. Not even if it's free.

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Photo of Zorro
2.61/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear dark brown colored beer with an overly tall light brown head. Seems over carbonated.

Little bit of charcoal smell and faint malt but really this doesn't smell like much.

Taste is mostly charcoal and not much more. Quite dry but there isn't that much taste here very burned flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK, very over carbonated.

Charcoal briquette beer here, possibly this is what you want, I know I don't. No reason to try this again not much to recommend it.

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Photo of russpowell
3.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an effervescent as hell mahogany/rum & coke with 2+ fingers of tan colored head (disappears to nice film lickity-split). Insane lacing & average head retention

S: Coffee & cardboard, then roasted grain

T: Coffee grounds, dryness, baker's chocolate& a touch of leafy hops up front. More coffee as this warms with slight astringency from singed grains with a little cocoa trying to fight through. Could've pulled a 3.5 if the coffee was toned down

MF: Some initial smoothness is undermined by over carbonation. This shows light to medium body

Drinkability suffers because all I get is coffee & burnt grains & too much carbonation. My first beer from these guys, not impressed

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2.46/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a black body with a foamy, beige head.

Smell: Roasted dark malts, hints of oats but what you really get pummelled with is a foul-smelling sourness.

Taste: Ugh, what a fiasco! It's nothing but head-shaking displeasure as any proper malt or hop character is ruined by that tart sourness. This might actually be decent if they'd ever kick that bottling infection. Oh well!

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: I have yet to come across a Siletz bottle that wasn't tainted with infection. Shame on you, Siletz!

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Photo of jwc215
4.12/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jcwattsrugger, who got this from decaturstevo, for this one:

22 oz. bottle:

Pours almost pitch black with a light brown head that thins. Trailing lace slides down the glass with some stickage.

The smell is of sweet dark malt with a wonderful mixture of roastiness, molasses, licorice, coffee/espresso and dark fruits.

The taste is of coffee, molasses and a touch of licorice. Acidic with an earthy, fruity hop bitterness giving it some balance. Oat malt with a fair amount of hops. Taste is not as complex as aroma, but it still holds up well.

Full-bodied and pretty smooth, this is a rich oatmeal stout with a wonderful aroma, a nice taste and a good drinkability.

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2.66/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours with a frothy, reasonably dense, initially three-finger thick, browned, tan colored head. The beer is an almost black, deeply burnt, brown color. Aromas of roast grain are quite prominent; slightly acrid, deeply burnt, dark coffee roast, burnt raisins are all noticeable. There is also something that reminds me a bit of tart plum, concord grapes, and perhaps even a bit of other-than-roast contributed sourness in the nose.

First sip, this is definitely far more sour than the roast character could ever hope to contribute. The beer is fairly dry at this point, and certainly seems to be quite a bit more thin than one would expect. Underneath the sourness is the subdued roast character, which would otherwise be the dominant note. As far as sourness goes, the tartness is quite pleasant with a rounded fruit note to it, but it just doesn't work in this beer.

It is really unfortunate that Siletz has this bottling infection problem, as most of the bottled brews I have had have had varying levels of infection. The funk lover in me can't help but think that this particular bug would work quite well in a bottled Saison style beer, alas this is not that style.

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Photo of WesWes
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a 1/2" tan head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a bitter, black malt scent along with a dry earthy oatmeal presence. I'm not getting any "cream" stout aroma here. It seems dry and earthy; no sweetness or chocolate malt to it. The taste is average. It has a very bland black malt flavor. It's watery as well as dry and bitter. There is no cream stout flavor anywhere. The mouthfeel is average. It is a medium/full bodied beer with less than adequate carbonation. I'm no too thrilled with this beer. It just doesn't have much character to it. It's watery and way too bitter; no balance.

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2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pour: 22oz bottle to pint glass. Pours very dark with one and a half finger light brown head. Tight head, pocked yet slow to recede, leaves webbing along glass.

Nose: Sweet yet very, very roasty. Burnt butter. Brown sugar.

Mouth: Strong carbonation, super dry the whole way through. Almost no taste up front, just prickly carbonated stimulation. Bitter roast as it moves back through the mouth and a sour tinge that comes on in the end with an acidic note that I dislike. After swallowing a huge wallop of roastiness comes back up and leaves a lingering aftertaste. Sourness becomes overwhelming and shadows the nice roast character. Burnt toast and a touch of raisin peeks through, but this is a flop overall.

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3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Siletz offfering of Oatmeal Stout pours a liquid darkness with quick dissolving foam head. Some suds are left to hang on the sides of the glass. The aroma from the beer is of chocolate and coffee. The bitterness from the chocolate and coffee rings through when drinking it. I feel the beer mostly across the tongue to the back of the throat Definitely chewy to me. It is a good offering but not as smooth as other Oat Stout I have tried.

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Photo of blakesell
4.57/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber bottle into a standard pint glass

Appearance- No real head to speak of. Color is black with a slight reddish hue when held to the sun.

Smell- River water, cinnamon, not much else, and its a strain to get that cinnamon nutmeg smell.

Taste- Creamy for certain, lactose sugars added to this brew for sure. So smooth for such a scentless brew. Oatmeal and coffee coat the tongue and go down smooth as silk.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, slightly greasy. A fine brew that I could kick back with for a while.

Drinkability- An easy drinker, even in the summertime. I wish I had bought more at it's low 4.59 pricetag. I really doubt I'll be finding this one again, and I could stand to have another.

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Photo of Slar211
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24 oz. bottle purchased for $4.99 from The Wine Barrel in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Appearance: Brown bottle with red and yellow painted label. Poured into a pint glass, dark brown/black with no head and minimal tan lacing, which is a bit disappointing.

Smell: Dark roasted chocolate and coffee, sweet with just a hint of hops. A very inviting scent to be sure.

Taste: The taste starts with sweet chocolate, then rich coffee, but at some point an odd sour taste takes over.

Mouthfeel: A pleasant, creamy yet dry finish. I would have liked more thick creaminess, but this was good.

Drinkability: Like the bottle says, "A true pleasure to relax with." I could definitely have another.

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Photo of Phatz
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a beautiful black with a short but thick light bourn head and magnificent lacing in my pint glass.

Smell: Roasty Dark malts, coffee, chocolate and cocoa. There is a sweet malted milk ball attribute, caramel and a touch of sour.

Taste: Rich with coffee, barley, malt, chocolate caramel and balances with a bitter espresso and lightly sour berry finish.

Mouthfeel: It has a creamy soft feel in the mouth that is a bit thin. I like the dryness in the finish though.

Drinkability: This is certainly an easy drinker. A real joy to taste.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.97/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle as part of a stout line-up with a friend. This was the 3rd stout, unfortunately it folllowed barrel-aged Old Rasputin and 3F Dark Lord, not fair at all. Should have started with this, but we were thirsty and it wasn't cold yet.

The appearance was OK, dark brown black with a thin creamy tan head, I would have preferred a more pronounced poof on top. The smell was mostly roasted malt, a hint of coffee. The taste was nicely rich with the flavors from the aroma, and a silky-ish texture. Nicely done. I heard this brewer came from Rogue, he seems to know his stuff.

Recommended, it's a tasty oatmeal stout.

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Photo of rkuhnel
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 22 oz bottle this poured a very dark brown that produced a big foamy head that settled fairly quickly and left light lacing. Nose was burnt malts, chocolate, and lots of coffee. Mouthfeel lighter than you would expect considering the color. Flavor is mostly burnt malts, along with the chocolate and coffee. Just the slightest hint of hops. Finish is bitter, and not an IPA bitter, but a somewhat harsh bitterness and dryness. I would not call this bad, but not quite what I would expect from a Sweet Stout. After reading other reviews I notice quite a variability in the ratings, and the draft reviews seem much higher than those from the bottle.

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Photo of geographie
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a thin, not quite opaque deep dark brown. Head takes a little massaging to get there, but once its perched atop this mass of beer - it sticks around. Little lacing, but lots of glass stickage. Very fine bubbles. Steely, roasted aromas with fruity esters reminiscent of raspberry-chocolate. Mild burnt nose as brew warms.

One sip and i understand the where the 'cream' comes from. I feel i can taste the fattiness. Counter to that, it's a very light body for an oatmeal cream - i was expecting something like a thanksgiving dinner in a bottle. There's a lot of tang & sourness, which i happen to like in my stouts, however, is more appropriate in an Irish Dry. Bitterness is a bit sharp, but compliments malty tones nicely.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side, very very fine bubbles. I'm curious as to the yeast strain - perhaps guiness, given the classic 'tang'. Very curious beer, but quite drinkable. Let's just say i'm happy to have a whole 22oz bomber just for me!

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2.49/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

22 oz. bomber bottle. It had a silk-screened average looking rectangular pomegranate colored label of the Siletz symbol, a man on a boat fishing on a moonlit night trying to vigorously pull his Trout (?) out of the water. Below the small oval Siletz symbol in big yellow cursive letters, is "Oatmeal Cream Stout." Below that they say that this beer is made from the finest ingredients, it's handcrafted in small batches, and it's a "true pleasure to relax with." We'll see about that last comment they made. To the right and the left on the main rectangular label is smaller and skinner pomegranate rectangles. The one to the right talks about the brewery and gives the location of Siletz Brewing. The one to the left gives information about the beer. That's also where you'll find the saying that just love to use, "a true pleasure to relax with." In between the to small rectangle labels is that Government warning and barcode. This another brewery that doesn't like to mark any kind of date on their bottles. I have no idea how old this beer is.

Appearance: When poured into a Samuel Smith Imperial pint glass, the beer was a roasted coffee bean black with just a small trace of light coming through at the top of the beer. Head of foam? I wish! I know I poured the beer correctly, but the only thing I got was just a small glimpse of tan foam. That's was it! I tried swirling it around, still nothing. It didn't leave any tan colored rings or lace around the glass. Basically, it looked like there was just a pint of cold coffee in my pint glass.

Smell: At least the aroma of this beer was somewhat on the good side. The first aroma that came to me was some quality dark chocolate. That was followed by a pinch of dark roasted malts, a touch of roasted coffee beans, a trace of sweet caramel, a speck of Oatmeal, and a shred of bitter northwest hops at the end. I'm glad that it had some characteristics of a beer, unlike the appearance of it.

Taste: This beer had the quality of a good Oatmeal stout in the beginning, but then the quality went straight down. In the beginning, it had the taste of dark chocolate, a dab of Oatmeal, and a trace of dark roasted malts, coffee beans, caramel, and some northwest hops. That was all good, but then this sour acidic taste came over. That last taste just ruined it for me big time. Why was that even there? Let me check the date on the bott...oh wait, there is no date. They called this an oatmeal CREAM stout, but where was the taste of cream in this? They should replace the word cream with acidic or sour. Then it would be called an Oatmeal Sour Stout. Yeah, that's the trick! That name suits the beer a lot better than what Siletz calls it.

Mouthfeel: It was medium bodied, dry, flat, and with an aftertaste of sour roasted malts. The sour wasn't near the Flemish sour mark, but you could still notice it. What kind of mouthfeel was I expect from an Oatmeal Sour Stout? Something better than what this beer has.

Drinkability: Was this beer what the label stated, "a true pleasure to relax with?" Hell No! If you like to relax with unintentional sour oatmeal stouts, then by all means, buy this one. To me the flatness means that Siletz has some kind of bottling problem, but what about the sour taste? That's all Siletz! Never again would buy this beer again. Don't be fooled by the name on the bottle. It does have a small taste of oatmeal and it is a Stout, but instead of a cream taste, it has a sour taste to it. The name sounds better than what the beer actually is.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bomber bottle into a shaker glass. appears a dark brown with a light tan head that lingers for a few moments. Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits and light cream. tastes of dark roasted malts with a mildly sweet then dry and bitter finish. Slightly thin in both body and carbonation but pretty well balanced. I would not mind having this again.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, carelessly left in my fridge by blackie

appearance: pours dark mahogany into an imperial pint glass, creamy tan head with very little retention...quite standard with less retention than i like to see

smell: roasty chocolate, licorice, oatmeal, burnt malts...no glaring deficiencies here

taste: I dont really see this as an "82"...nice roasted malt and roasted coffee up front, slightly bitter chocolate, licorice, a little chalky, dry chocolate. pretty good and worth a try for sure

mouthfeel: a little astringent, fairly creamy

drinkability: fine

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Photo of klewis
2.57/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with no head after a hard pour.

S: Light aroma of chocolate and not much else.

T: Husky oatmeal taste with some dark chocolate flavors. A bit astringent.

M: Medium-bodied with very light carbonation. Feels a bit flat.

D: Meh. Drinkable, but far from being worth $5.99 per bomber. Pass on this one.

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Photo of amstelcat
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My neighbor and I split a bomber of this (nice guy!)

Fairly dark brown with almost no head at all. No lacing left on our glasses either. Smell of coffee, burnt toast. Taste is better than expected with a nice toffee taste. Not too sweet like some stouts. We both felt the mouthfeel could of been creamier.

Overall a good solid example of the style. Would like to have this again, maybe with a dessert like tiramasu.

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2.32/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bought a 22 oz. bottle recently, poured to a large tumbler after work.

A: Dark chocolate/ruby brown with a thin tan head. Lots of percolating carbonation but little head or lace.

S: Decent malty sweetness and some dry fruit; I wished it had lingered because the smell left rather quickly.

T: Hmmmm...very bitter, almost burnt malt taste. Just a trace of sweet caramel in the finish. Mostly peat and dirt with an herbal & medicinal bitterness.

M: Medium body and light carbination. Fairly thin and watery mouthfeel. Weak without much of a lingering flavor -except for a kind of soapy/gritty texture...

D: Whew...almost made it through the bottle but I don't think I'd want another of these. Imbalanced and not good flavors...needs more work. Poured the last few ounces down the drain...Not recommended.

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2.63/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Medium to dark brown body with a huge pillowy dark beige head. Lots of lace gets left as the head makes its way towards the bottom of the glass.

S: Butter cream, instant coffee. Very mellow and rounded, not burnt or overly roasted.

T: Blackberry sourness hits me right off the bat. Mixes with butterscotch, stale coffee, sour chocolate milk and bittering hops towards the end. Faint roasted grains attempt at balancing out this beer.

M: Silky and smooth. Not bad.

D: I'm questioning whether or not I got a bad bottle. Sourness is too intense, there is no balance. This beer doesn't match the reviews of others that have sampled it. Perhaps one day I'll try it again....but it won't be for a while.

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