Mastiff Oatmeal Stout | Railhouse Brewery

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Mastiff Oatmeal StoutMastiff Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Railhouse Brewery
North Carolina, United States
railhousebrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KAP1356 on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
0
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16
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OldManMetal
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mastiff is a black, effervescent oatmeal stout with sullen orange highlights; it wears a brief-lived, slightly pebbly medium tan head that leaves decent lacing, consisting of thinnish spiky bands. The nose is medium in intensity and quite distinctive; it leads with peaty smoke, backed by a sweeter molasses-and-tobacco character with hints of milk chocolate and significant boozy undertones. The palate is dominated by a very tart, thinnish light chocolate flavor with hints of the molasses/tobacco from the nose, but none of its sweetness. The finish is a tart molasses ghost, followed by the onset of a mild, quite tart peaty bitterness that lasts for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is thinnish for the medium-full body, and the texture is medium-creamy and quite prickly from the overenthusiastic carbonation. (12 oz bottle, no code date)

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Photo of 13tido
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwhorsley26
2.76/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Oddly tangy with a smokiness that doesn't sit well. Not sure how this can be called a stout- weak flavor. Hits the tongue with a curious acidity. Less than appealing finish. Coppery. The body is actually quite creamy despite the bottle's claim as "intentionally light." I would like to try this on draft to see if any different qualities emerge.

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Photo of aamasten
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JWhat
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobprice
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brauseboof
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass. The color is a rich, dark brown with a creamy, tan-colored head and lacing which, unfortunately, did not last. The smell is a pleasant combination of roasted coffee, oatmeal, and malt. The taste follows the nose with burnt coffee, dark chocolate, and oatmeal. Unfortunately, there is no dark fruit, which I like in a stout. The bottle states that this brew is "intentionally light in body compared with traditional stouts." I prefer a stout to be fuller-bodied. At 6.5 AVB, this stout is easy to drink but it lacks the character I look for.

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Photo of KevinDixonBeer
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pens1967
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GaBengal
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Runnercyclist
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelProcton
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The claim on the label is that this is intentionally lighter than most stouts, but to me, it's hardly even mighty enough to be called a porter. Weak, limp, and not particularly appealing.

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Photo of OldTime
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMC_TM
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EConnOG
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blitzburghjess
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BigTwig
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Mastiff Oatmeal Stout from Railhouse Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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