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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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292
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
28.65%
 
 
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Cast Iron Oatmeal BrownCast Iron Oatmeal Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 01-06-2012

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 292
Photo of TCMike
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.15/5  rDev -18%
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!

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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