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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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very good

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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NooseJustice, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Wizzman, May 23, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a solid brown color. Its head is small at about 1/2 finger. It does have nice retention and I thought the lacing was excellent

S - Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee beans. The aroma is lighter than I thought it would be but still pleasant

T - Man this is a great tasting beer. Very similar to the aroma but more potent. Again, dark chocolate and coffee beans dominate

M - Extremely smooth. Almost of cooling feeling. Would call it medium to heavy int he mouth.

O - What a great easy drinking beer. It'll be great in the fall for sitting around a campfire. Would even call it borderline sessionable. Will be getting this one again

Goosehunter75, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

caustin90, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jd2391, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

joesteinkamp, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Kevin_Young, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

thinwhiteduke, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JamLand, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

jsh420, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jabo134, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Biff_Tannen, Mar 24, 2014
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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.


BeerLover99, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Skyjmpr, Mar 19, 2014
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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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

enelson, Feb 21, 2014
Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.