Oily/Silky Mouthfeel

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  1. kj8525

    kj8525 Initiate (75) Nov 28, 2013 Colorado

    I've really grown to appreciate oatmeal stouts this winter because of their oily/silky mouthfeel and sessionable quality. I'm interested in hearing specific beers or styles you guys know of with good mouthfeel ratings. A few that have stood out to me are Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout and Breck's oatmeal stout.
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  2. AndyEdgar

    AndyEdgar Defender (655) Feb 2, 2014 Illinois

    KBS... Best session stout there is.
  3. TheeWalrusHunter

    TheeWalrusHunter Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Oregon

    Jacki O's - Oil of Aphrodite
    Cali Brandy Hunaphu
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  4. H0p_Head

    H0p_Head Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2013 Florida

    Terrapin Wake n Bake. I'm drinking one right now and it is smooth and delicious.
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  5. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (557) Mar 26, 2013 California

    Uncle Jacobs. session the fuck out of it
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  6. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, it's almost greasy.
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  7. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    CCB Cubano Espresso Brown Ale
  8. mctizzz

    mctizzz Zealot (507) Dec 23, 2010 California

    I disagree, BCBCS is the best session stout.
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  9. BourbonJersey

    BourbonJersey Aspirant (240) Jan 18, 2014 New Jersey

    Founders Breakfast Stout... better than KBS, one of the best mouthfeel beers there is IMO, and some killer chocolate/coffee to go along with the thickness
  10. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (409) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I've always appreciated Sam Adams Cream Stout for this reason.
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  11. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,620) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Blasphemy! World Wide Stout is on top of the Session Stout game!
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  12. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,620) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Off the top of my head the best Silk/Oily mouthfeel from using Oats is Ten FIDY.
  13. Jstonerock24

    Jstonerock24 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2014 Ohio

    Thats from the bacon grease!!!
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  14. whitenads

    whitenads Zealot (575) Jan 26, 2013 Ohio

    Hoppin Frog Infusion A Coffee Porter is amazing and one of the most underated beers i've ever had! I mean the base of that beer is SILK Porter.
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  15. markdrinksbeer

    markdrinksbeer Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2013 Massachusetts

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  16. misternebbie

    misternebbie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Young's double chocolate, always on my training table
  17. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    I do not equate oily with silky. Silky I love. Oily is stay away from.
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  18. Buschyfor3

    Buschyfor3 Devotee (461) Jan 4, 2009 Kentucky

    Any big, imperial stouts will probably do the trick. That being said, a sample of the ones that I found to have the best mouthfeel (creamy/thick):

    Prairie/ET Bible Belt
    Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake
    Southern Tier Choklat
    Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti (+ Espresso Oak Aged Yeti... really, any Yeti if you ask me)
    OB Ten FIDY
    3F Moloko
    Bell's Expedition Stout
  19. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Maryland

    Best available "silky" stout is founders imperial stout, hands down.
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  20. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,343) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Not a stout, but Ayinger Celebrator's mouthfeel is so silky smooth
  21. SinBoldly

    SinBoldly Initiate (38) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois

    Ten FIDY hands down. The first time I ever reviewed it I described the mouthfeel as "drinking a glass of silk".
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  22. FFreak

    FFreak Defender (661) Nov 10, 2013 Vermont

    Beer Geek Brunch Weasel if you can afford it.
  23. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,455) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I agree. I associate an oily/slick feel with some IPA's. I associate silky with smooth creamy beers like Milk Stouts and Oatmeal Stouts.
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  24. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    The worst oily feel that I have perceived actually came from a highly-rated local porter, but I'm sure it can pop up in almost any style.
  25. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,831) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    BA Speedway is the first that occurs to me. Although I second the Ten Fidy mention and the BCBS and FBS ones.

    I'd throw Founder's Imperial Stout in this category too.
  26. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Meyvn (1,037) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    I agree with all of these mouthfeels and would add BCS...

    That being said, none of them are sessionable unless you way 400lbs.
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  27. klawburke

    klawburke Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2013 Massachusetts

    You can't have a mouthfeel thread without mentioning nitro. Left Hand Milk Stout and Old Chub NITRO come to mind.
  28. AricGresko

    AricGresko Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Would you say it is a "greasy" mouthfeel due to the bacon?
  29. AricGresko

    AricGresko Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I feel Founders Breakfast Stout has an excellent mouthfeel. It is very thick, rich, and creamy. BCBS felt a little more thin to me, but it had that amazing bourbon taste, so you can't hate that. Also most beers on Nitro would have an excellent creamy and smooth mouthfeel to it. Oatmeal stouts have a similar feel to me. One beer that's not mentioned often, but I was fortunate enough to experience was Burley Oak's Oatmeal Stout. I had this from the brewery near Ocean City, Maryland, and it surely didn't disappoint.
  30. busternuggz

    busternuggz Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2008 California

    Along those lines, I might recommend Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.
  31. TylerKitchens

    TylerKitchens Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    I would also like to point out mouthfeel can be interpreted differently at different temps, these Imperial Stouts everyone is mentioning are the most silky at their appropriate serving temp (around 55F)
  32. jblain

    jblain Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 Florida

    Pretty much any stout from CCB.
  33. Herky21

    Herky21 Defender (673) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa

    Schlafly Coffee Stout and/or Oatmeal Stout
  34. mctizzz

    mctizzz Zealot (507) Dec 23, 2010 California

    Oily: Prop 2013
    Silky: (BA) BORIS
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  35. DieHippieDie

    DieHippieDie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 North Carolina

    BCBS with a scoop of cool whip on top. That's drinking, my friend!
  36. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 Initiate (0) May 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hunahpu or MZ
  37. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    isn't an oily feel the presence of diacetyl even if it does not have a taste you can discern? I also have trouble with oily.

    Oh for stouts -plead the fifth. So silky.
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  38. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    No clue. Perhaps someone in the know will enlighten us.
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  39. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (408) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina

    That beer was absolutely fantastic, I had the pleasure of getting 2 of those from @toppoop and I was amazed at the flavor profile.
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