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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by bkilpatr:
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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More User Reviews:
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 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 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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Photo of Gusler
4.18/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer disembogues the 22-ounce brown bottle a pitch-black color with a prosperous semi-creamy light tan head, after its dissolution the lace forms a thick and sticky sheet upon the glass. The aroma of toasted grains with hints of chocolate dominates the nose also hints of caramel, sweet, fresh and crisp with the start sweet and the malt profile perfect, the top is moderate to full in feel. Finish is pertinently acidic and the hops potent in their spiciness, the aftertaste quite dry and long lasting, a fine drinking stout that was a hit with me.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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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Photo of weeare138
3.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hopdog for this...
Appears black with a tan head and lots of sticky lacing.
Smell is sweet chocolate, caramel, and cream.
Taste is sweet, sour, and bitter coffee grounds & cocoa powder.
Mouthfeel is slightly sour, bitter, semi-dry.
Drinkability is cloying and detracting from the great beer this could be.

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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 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 marc77
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Virtually black hue. with traces of clear crimson when held to light. Thin, but tight beige head leaves oblong foam wisps. Notes of wood and burnt tobacco upfront in aroma, yield to roasty dark caramel and mild coffeeish roasted barley. An odd minerally, salty waft surfaces late along with perceptible pear esters. Hop bitterness initially in flavor melds into a sharp, lingering carbonaceous burnt barley bitterness. Malt sweetness is discernible in an understated, somewhat one dimensional dark caramel presence. Mellow chocolate malt surfaces mid palate, and couples with the roasted barley bitterness to lend an impression of dry, lightly sweetened cocoa. Light in body and a touch over attenuated, but the token oat glucan induced silky mouthfeel prevents thinness. Finishes dry and lightly chalky but otherwise clean, w/ roasted grain bitterness fading quickly. A unique and tasty stout. It's reminescent of a Oatmeal / Dry stout hybrid in overall character. Certainly not a showstopper, but light on the palate and very quaffable.

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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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Photo of Reidrover
4.23/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Came ina 22 oz brown bomber, with a nice screen printed label..with the angler on it.
This beer is a deep dark, dark brown almost completely black( held to the light only small hints of brown adorn the margins) and a nice large tan head..BEE-UT-I-FULL
MM MM a very strong and good aroma sort or unusual for an oatmeal stout, this had a real strong hint of black coffee and some nice smokiness..good stuff
Yes..a very nice strong taste coffee predominates..i also taste liquorice and some real dark roasted the end there is a certain hop bitterness.
Very ,very creramy in the mouth yet its still exhilerating stuff.
An unusual Oatmeal stout..but still drinkable..if the mood is just right..tonight it was!

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Photo of aracauna
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark. Only lets light through at the extreme edges. Great heat. The colors are a bit streaky. The occassionaly streak of beaten egg whites in the otherwise yellowish tan head on the first pour and streaks of chocolate milk foam on the second. Nice and thing but not too large. The aroma is very roasty. The flavor is coffee, burnt malt bitterness, molasses and a strong hop bitterness that I wasn't expecting. It doesn't clash though. The hops dominate, but meld well enough with the malt bitterness as to not be offensive. The other flavor and aroma aspects of the hops are buried under the malt flavors but come through as pine-tree burps. I really enjoyed this stout. Still, a bit misnamed. It's not all that creamy and definitely not sweet, but a good aggressive dry stout.

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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 jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a some lace. Black color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose. Starts almost sweet, some coffee bitterness, slight bitter coffee aftertaste.. $4.50 for a 22oz bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.

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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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Photo of clickpush
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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Photo of beerguy101
2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Eclipse black color. A huge frelling foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and very roasted malts. A medium bodied stout. Malts are heavily roasted (read BURNT) and very coffe-ish. Fairly bitter and its way to acidic in the aftertaste. Its balanced fairly well and the taste is smooth, but the over the top roasted malts really detracts from this beer. The other reviews of this beer suggest that there is a high variability to this beer. This might have been one of the bottles in the middle of the spectrum. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry and very acidic, Aftertaste is very bitter.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.16/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ink black with the hugest tan head sets up a pretty picture. The nose is all malt and oatmeal cookies . The tastes are big roasted malts, chocolate esters with a pronouced smoothness. This tastes a little like a more refined St Ambroise stout and I will definetely seek out more bottles.

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Photo of msubulldog25
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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Photo of Gueuzedude
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 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 PatandDavid
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Shared a bottle of this with David at Redbones. Deep black when poured, with some sparkly ruby highlights. Strong rasoted coffe aroma, but there's some sweetness as well, which comes off as a bit soda poppy (?). I find the mouthfeel to be slightly overcarbonated and a bit thin. Tastewise, there's a mix of coffee, licorice, apples, and tannins. I picked up some chocolate and smoke(?) in the finish. 2 question marks in a review means I wasn't sure what to make of this one and I don't think I would order it again.

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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 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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