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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Cast Iron Oatmeal BrownCast Iron Oatmeal Brown

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BA SCORE
85
very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%


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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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at the brewery. Served in a 12 oz pint glass. Poured a mahogany color, produced a nice head and featured excellent lacing. The aroma of this American Brown Ale, consisted of soft oats, fresh baked bread, coffee and nuts. Medium in body, the flavor of this ale featured roasted malt, coffee and nuts. Decent example of the style, overall average. Prost!

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 02:58:59 | More by GossageBrewery
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours out an overly frothy brown colour with a humongous light tan head that doesn't reduce. spotty lace. this beer is over carbonated, as are the the other bottles in the four pack. typical brown ale aromas of cocoa and caramel. smells like a liquid candy bar. the taste, other than the chocolate malt used is hard to pin down due to the excessive prickly carbonation. i'm going to end this review because there is obvious issues with the carbonation and making any further observations is futile.

overall i'm disappointed with this beer. and i'm probably not going to get to sample this anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 21:37:47 | More by budgood1
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 4 Hands mason jar.

A - Pours a nice mahogany with some ruby red edges and a 2 inch head that is 2 inches tall. The bubbles are small-medium and slightly fluffy and sticks to the side of the glass.

S - Aroma starts off with some nice oats and bready grain. Some slight earthy grain tones and some nice nut aroma. There is some slight coffee-roasted malt notes on the back end of the nose.

T & M - Starts off with some more roasted notes that hint to some coffee. Then it mellows out with some of the oats and grains. Slightly earthy and some nice nuttiness. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp and roasty. The flavor is a very straight forward Brown Ale. Well crafted.

O - Good offering by the guys at 4 Hands. Nice flavors all around and some nice mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 00:55:54 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque mohagany body with tan head.

Strong nose of cocoa and nuts with a little char.

Sweet and bitter chocolate flavor and nutty. It tastes good up front but the finish lingers and tastes like cardboard.

Full, smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

This was a solid bown ale. My only knock is an off putting aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 00:14:51 | More by Vonerichs
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured an opaque, dark, dark brown color with a one-finger, light brown head of foam.

S - It smelled roasty with some coffee, chocolate and caramel. There was a piney presence.

T - Good roasty flavor with coffee, flaked oats, dark chocolate and caramel. Some piney hop presence added bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very good oatmeal brown ale. I really am starting to love this style and 4 Hands has nailed it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 03:14:39 | More by zeff80
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, almost cola looking. Inch plus frothy head.

Sweet roasted malt, light coffee. Richness.

Very roasted but not charred. Depth from the chocolate malt, leaving that sweet chocolate flavor.

Thin but not too thin. Light enough to make to make it painfully easy to drink.

I am not the biggest brown ale fan because most are dull. This was not dull, quite lovely.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 03:50:54 | More by hooliganlife
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahoganey color with deep amber tones. There is over an inch of light tan head that leaves a ton lace behind.

The nose is made up of hazelnuts, brown sugar and light molasses. There is also a light amount of cocoa.

The flavors are much the same. The nutty flavors are prominent along witb the molasses. The cocoa is a bit stronger than the nose suggested. There is a light bitter hop presence. Undetectable ABV.

The mouthfeel is light and has a dry and crisp finish. Ample carbonation.

Overall, very tasty brown that had a nice flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 02:45:20 | More by ChugginOil
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Tone

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
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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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
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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kylehay2004

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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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TCMike

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
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
Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.