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Mastiff Oatmeal Stout | Railhouse Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Railhouse Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by KAP1356 on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
25.42%
 
 
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Photo of Mojo
3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle -> Foothills Brewing glass

A - obsidian black with a one inch khaki colored head, decent retention and lacing

S - weak nose, mostly soy sauce

T - vanilla, soy sauce, oats, not much coffee or chocolate.

M - velvety without a huge amount of carbonation

O - being honest, this one just doesn't do it for me. I'd pass on another one.

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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 chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of qcbrewer
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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 kjc111
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Bung
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz. Very dark brown pour, just a ring and whispies of light tan head.

Aroma, toasted malt, some molasses, caramel. Lighter cola. A very faint vinegar.

Taste, Mostly sweeter malt, caramel, sassafras. Milk like chocolate.
A slight tart fruit, me be wondering on the age of this.

Heavy side of light body, barely. Carbonation is a tad edgy, but it drinks very easy. It just needs more, a little watery seeming. Alcohol well hidden though.
Either age or a little qc issue has made this not much more than average.

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Photo of TheWillMitch
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
No date or info.

Thanks for the brew Alex!

A - From a tall pour, Rail House's Oatmeal Stout fills the glass with a deep, dark mahogany brown color that looks almost black and is topped by a short-lived light khaki head. No retention and no lace to speak of.

S - Gritty roasted malt presence suggests a milk and bittersweet chocolate combination with cocoa notes and a grainy pale malt background with little hop influence. Oats definitely play a part though, and it smells like this beer will have a creamy mouthfeel.

T - Roasted malt opens up with a nice chocolate and coffee blend, but never becomes acrid or bitter. Nutty and woody earth tones follow up in this simple but tasty flavor.

M - Smooth and creamy with a moderately carbonated, faintly bitter finish, Rail House's Oatmeal Stout is medium-full bodied and coffee-lingering.

O - Grab a hunk of Dove milk chocolate and let it melt in your mouth with Rail House's Oatmeal Stout, a smooth voluptuous beer with chocolate and coffee nuances and a tasty finish.

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

Photo of EN27
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Immortale25
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at Asheville Growler. Served in a snifter.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves clots behind.

S- Tame aroma of vanilla and dark roast. Semi-sweet.

T- Sturdy dark roast brings notes of chocolate, vanilla and mild coffee. Slight char and moderate hop bitterness. Easy to drink while still being flavorful enough to stay interested.

M- Quite thick, almost chewy. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Pretty solid stout from a brewery I've never heard of. Will look out for other offerings from them.

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Photo of JKG
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of devilben02
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like big dogs and oatmeal stouts, so how can I not want to try this beer. It pours from the bottle with a good, dark, cola-brown color, but there is next to no foam. The aroma is subtly sweet and simultaneously roasty. The flavor similarly has a noticeable earthy roast contrasted against a creamy, lactose-like sweetness, making this beer taste like some kind of hybrid between a dry Irish stout and a milk stout. Much like an Irish stout, though, the texture is smooth, light, and almost creamy. Overall, the light body of this beer makes it go down easy, but the complex combination of roast and sweetness asks to be sipped and savored, making the beer seem a bit confused.

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Photo of calmac
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Irish57
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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 NCLorax
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Served on-tap in Doubletree Hotel Lobby Bar in Durham, NC (Doubletree Raleigh Durham Airport)

A: Pours an opaque yet clear very dark brown (almost black) in color with some light amounts of gentle carbonation near the surface and a light amount of very dark amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall pillowy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, oats, chocolate, and coffee with the lightest hints of toffee sweetness.

T: Similar to the smell, the flavor of this beer is dominated by the lightly roasted malts and oats. There are some lighter notes of chocolate and coffee, which intensify as the beer warms up. Light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy, almost slightly airy.

O: Easy to drink with the lighter mouthfeel and slightly sweet malt flavors. Sessionable feeling and definitely a great beer for the early spring.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Mastiff Oatmeal Stout from Railhouse Brewery
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