Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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315 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
315
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This new rating system is bullshit. Good beer though.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Bailey's Range, on to the beer:

This dark brown beer manages to string a few rings of lace around the glass. That's only a sneak peak however, as the aroma is fantastic. It is nutty with pleasing toffee, sweet, and overall a wonderful thing to smell. It is also a wonderthing to taste and drink. Although medium bodied, this beer is bliss! Nutty overall with fun toffee topping, a light roast, and the notes hit you in the right places. This is one brown ale I will be missing out in Orange County.

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4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
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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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I prefer the Schlafly oatmeal stout but this ones good too

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4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best brown ales I have ever had, probably my go to brown for the time being. The name pretty much sums up the flavor of this beer. super nutty, and smooth.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rich brown in color, with a tan head. The smell is of milk chocolate and breakfast oatmeal. It has a coffee roasted scent...nutty and dry. The taste is complex and roasty. Full in body and balanced. Excellent.

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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2/4/14; drank 7/6/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from a can into a glass.

Brown hue; purple near the edges.

HUGE tan head; nice lace.

Oats, cream & coffee nose; mild but pleasant.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Creamy oats & mocha up front; mild hop bite on the finish. So yeah, it's mild but interesting & satisfying enough to be a solid fall session beer.

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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 315 ratings.
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