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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Cast Iron Oatmeal BrownCast Iron Oatmeal Brown

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BA SCORE
85
very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is one monster of a Brown Ale! We use an obnoxious amount of chocolate malt and roasted barley to give this beer a cask iron backbone. Our oatmeal brown pours a dark mahogany with aromas of dark chocolate and coffee.

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 01-06-2012)
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ebarnesster

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

05-22-2013 20:17:27 | More by ebarnesster
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-28-2013 22:40:48 | More by GrantBrennan
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Sgbrown78

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-16-2013 23:56:19 | More by Sgbrown78
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derekfilcoff

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

02-28-2012 23:13:31 | More by derekfilcoff
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

06-25-2012 02:15:50 | More by FrankShirley
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this was the best beer i had at 4 hands. pours a milk chocolatey brown color, quite thick, with a sudsy off white head on top, long retention and sexy lacing. smells like a bowl of oatmeal, melted chocolate chips, and tons of english malts, semisweet and rich. flavor if similarly enticing, tons of cocoa in there, much more than i expected, and an earthy malt profile that is perfectly complimentary to the other flavors. one girl we were with described this as "period beer" because its got chocolate in it, who knows. i loved the mouthfeel, lots and lots of body for a brown ale. the carbonation was just enough. overall this might be one of the best brown ales ive ever had. its got everything you could want, and its so smooth to drink. i would drink this every day if i could, its absolutely outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2012 16:37:28 | More by StonedTrippin
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Adrian-Keith


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-13-2014 15:05:38 | More by Adrian-Keith
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-29-2014 20:35:35 | More by KCBeerNerd
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-27-2014 02:36:28 | More by nosavingsaccount
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-16-2014 22:05:54 | More by mychalg9
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Sivad

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-21-2013 20:43:00 | More by Sivad
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-26-2013 23:38:38 | More by jewellrunner
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JHell1975

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-08-2013 21:37:15 | More by JHell1975
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HoppyMcStout

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-11-2013 16:44:51 | More by HoppyMcStout
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BrewSTL

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-30-2013 02:07:48 | More by BrewSTL
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-06-2013 00:58:57 | More by stephensinner
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Jeffh84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-13-2014 22:02:00 | More by Jeffh84
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Stoshua

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-17-2013 19:29:43 | More by Stoshua
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-06-2013 19:46:00 | More by imperialking
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like the idea of an oatmeal brown, thanks to rudzud for sharing this with me.

Pours a quickly rising brownish fizzy almost 2 finger head that fades at a med pace with lots of fizzy bubbles popping, light whispy lacing, super dark molasses brown color barely any light.

Nose brings lots of brown malts, a little creamy brown malt note, lots of caramel and toffee, little nutty, with a bit milky baker's chocolate note, almost cocoa cream like, a mild roasty like coffee aroma well, an interesting note of vanilla too, and some creamy oats.

Taste starts creamy with more brown malts galore, creamy malts and some creamy oats, a little toasted, with lots of toasty brown malts, caramel, toffee, nutty, etc, as well as more chocolate, melting fancy chocolate like notes, with a little more flavored nutty coffee and vanilla notes. A little earthy bitter hop note on the back end adds a nice touch. Finish is drier but a little sticky, bit more of the earthy almost spicy hops, a little more caramel, nice creamy chocolate as well lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, fairly creamy, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, delivers what it promises, a nice creamy oatmeal brown ale with great malt characters, nice chocolate and vanilla even, with a little coffee note and a nice kick of hops on the back end adds that great finishing touch, but keeps it quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 18:43:17 | More by jlindros
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an, almost black-like brown. Produced a 2 finger white head. Left no lacing.

The smell is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and caramel.

The taste was the same but with a hint of coffee, and hop bitterness.

This is a very flavorful brown, but with a reasonable alcohol level that lets you drink several, if you want to.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 01:42:49 | More by TCMike
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: single finger head on a deep amber body with excellen retention and lacing.

S: oats, roasted barley, hint of espresso and chocolate malts.

T: burnt toast, coffee, oats, slight chocolate malt finish.

M: smooth with medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a nicely complex for the style. This is one of the best brews offered here, a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 21:36:11 | More by kylehay2004
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep tawny body, finger khaki head
glorious lacing

S: big oatmeal, toffee, nutty, mild coffee, hint
of caramel

T: same as nose, mostly oatmeal, bready adventure.
roasted nuts, caramel and toffee. grain finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy mouth, mild
crisp feel.

O: Divine Brown ale, glad I tried this beer/brewery.
Often find this style is overlooked or underrated.
Rather nice selection for Autumn or Winter.

DELICIOUS TREAT, SAMPLE THIS!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:23:12 | More by BeerLover99
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crimson/brown with 2 fingers tan head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Nuttyness, coffee & that's about it

T: Follows the nose, dryness, & bit of Baker's chocolate up front. Coffee, a touch of iron from the oatmeal, plus more (hazel) nuttiness once warm, some caramel lurking in the background, along with woody hops. Finishes dry, with much coffee, & slight nuttyness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation that smooths out over time

An interesting hybrid, drinks easy. I like the coffee flavor on this. First beer from these guys for me, not bad

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 04:24:23 | More by russpowell
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Tone

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of pale malt, hint of chocolate, hint of nut, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, hint of hop, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, great aroma, good body, and blend.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 16:25:21 | More by Tone
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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.