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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
86
very good

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 01-06-2012

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.
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Photo of One1Asterisk
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EErler
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can purchased from Binnys (mix 6) split into 2 tasting glasses
A - 2 fingers of tan fluffy foam, brown bier - but when held up to the light, great hints of ruby red, great glass lacing
S - chocolate! malty sweet nose
T - sweet upfront, but a bitter finish creeps up at the end, full bodied bier
M - bitter flavor lingers giving a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste
O - Smells great and tastes great! The lingering bitterness was a tad unpleasant for me. Great to see an oatmeal brown in can form

Photo of barnzy78
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, no apparent freshness date
A - creamy tan head caps a mahogany colored ale
S - rich malty nose with chocolate and oatmeal, faint coffee
T - chocolate, oats, and nutty grain at the forefront, earthy hops balance it out with some bitterness
M - creamy and smooth, medium body
O - pretty good brown ale. I like the extra chocolate and oat flavors making it unique from a traditional brown ale.

Photo of lemmy187
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluenose0988
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wsherry1
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregStoner
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdFed
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdcrouser
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super heady - as in, three-fourths of the pint glass. A simple pop of the cap, fizz and carbonation explosion. Dark brown, just shy of the shade of a porter. A huge head remains, leaves chunky lace.

Malted chocolate on the nose.

Creamy milk chocolate, sweetness like macadamia nuts or almonds.

Exceptionally low carbonation, sitting lightly on the tongue.

One of the better brown ales I've had - enjoyable and highly drinkable.

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cocoa, caramel, oats, light roast, nutty

Photo of Mexwald
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LehighAce06
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCondor
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up as a free sample for my continued patronage of the local liquor store. Side poured from the bottle with vigor into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pretty weak sauce. I poured this one like it owed me money and there was no head to be found, anywhere. Pours a deep brown, mahogany color, although I called the police and reported the head of this beer missing. No lacing either, obviously.

Smell - Pretty subdued, not much going on. I get faint hints of the chocolate, biscuits, and roastiness, but it is all very subdued. Almost reminds me of a brown ale from Europe instead of America.

Taste - The beer starts to redeem itself, albeit only slightly. The roasted malts and chocolate notes wash the palate, with a hint of oats and barley rounding out the taste. Very little to no hops detected, which is a good thing in my book. Solid taste, nothing to freak out about.

Mouthfeel - Kinda thin bodied for my liking, finishes with a kick of sweetness and is smooth.

Overall - Meh. Its an alright beer, I think it is kind of overrated on here. I wouldn't pay for it, but if it was cold and the time was right I would drink another.

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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.