Mastiff Oatmeal Stout | Railhouse Brewery

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Brewed by:
Railhouse Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by kmatlack:
Photo of kmatlack
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Grabbed this on tap at the railhouse brewery, and got a growler fill and promptly returned home to enjoy more and write this review. Poured into a small 8oz snifter.

A- Dark in color with hints of an amber-brown if held to the light. Not your traditional "oil black" stout which is unique and a nice change of pace. Very small tan colored head that doesn't stick around long but leaves a nice thin layer on the surface. Very little lacing, but there.

S- Roasted malt, bready, nutty, chocolate, and small hints of coffee. The coffee aroma really starts to pop out as the beer warms.

T- Great roasted malt flavors on the front, has a slightly sour yeast flavor to it, but its not a bad thing. On the back end is a lingering coffee flavor with traces of chocolate and bread.

M- Smooth mouth feel, small amounts of carbonation on the tongue and roof of your mouth.

O- Overall a great beer. Definitely an interesting spin on a stout, but like i said before, its a good thing. Its a well rounded stout that you can have several glasses of and not feel like you just ate thanksgiving. Will definitely drink it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mojo
3.07/5  rDev -12.5%
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 fastrodney
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JMC_TM
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
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 dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
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 chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ajs4bd
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of devilben02
3.72/5  rDev +6%
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 brauseboof
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
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 KAP1356
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found on draft at The Bell Tree Tavern in Southern Pines, NC. Poured into a standard pint glass...

A - Poured a dark, almost opaque brown color. A tiny khaki colored head was present when served and receded a bit to a collar of the same color.

S - Roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, and some toffee are present right off the bat. The Malts definitely take the stage on the nose with everything else complementing what that has to offer.

T - Roasted malts, some roasted coffee and some slight chocolate up front on the palate. The sweetness mixes nicely with the bitterness here.

M - Little thin, but still had a nice smooth feel to it. Carbonation was moderate and the body was on the medium side.

O - Really nice offering and one that I would definitely go back to again. Seemed like quite a sessionable stout which was nice to find.

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Photo of kwjd
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JHendu
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of NCLorax
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of OldTime
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a growler of this while passing through NC on our way from Florida to NH. I poured into a pint glass, and the beer poured a dark, crystal clear brown color, with ruby highlights and a low-profile, one inch, small bubbled off-white head. Aromas of chocolate syrup, coffee, subtle char, and a nutty highlight. The beer's flavors are tangy sweet, with a slight molasses tang to the heavy coffee foundation. Some dark fruit (raisin and date) highlights, with chocolate highlights, too. Smooth, light, and dry in mouth. The aftertaste is darkly sweet, with a roasted mocha-coffee character. The finish is dry and clean, and lingers for a bit. Decent brew. Good flavors, and it would certainly make a tasty ice cream float.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Mastiff Oatmeal Stout from Railhouse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 81 ratings