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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.9%

mstanczak, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

ebarnesster, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

GrantBrennan, Aug 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Sgbrown78, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

derekfilcoff, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

FrankShirley, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Weas, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Adrian-Keith, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

KCBeerNerd, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

nosavingsaccount, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

mychalg9, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Sivad, Oct 21, 2013
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jewellrunner, Aug 27, 2013
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JHell1975, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

HoppyMcStout, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

stephensinner, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jeffh84, Jul 13, 2014
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Stoshua, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

imperialking, May 06, 2013
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Mar 09, 2014
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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.

TCMike, Jul 06, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

JordanHageman, Sep 03, 2014
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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.

kylehay2004, Nov 15, 2012
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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.