Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Cast Iron Oatmeal BrownCast Iron Oatmeal Brown
BA SCORE
3.84/5
321 Ratings
Cast Iron Oatmeal BrownCast Iron Oatmeal Brown
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
Ranking:
#11,525
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
321
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 321 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Lare453
1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

Photo of thefluker
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of ToddBeans
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one tasted more like a stout than a brown ale. Strong oat, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Very drinkable with a smooth creamy mouth feel with a lighter body than most of the style.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

 248 characters

Photo of dav
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of AAG
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Seabass1964
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of FreshZ
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of KS1297
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of nausicaa-taos
3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Forgive the bad descions, but it should be plausible to drink an oatmeal at 10am. This doesn't feel like a meal; it feels like a stale root beer with chocolate syrup dumped in.

At least it tastes decent?

 204 characters

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. Poured dark brown with a nice light-brown head. Not much to the aroma (although my glass was chilled, and this can impact the aroma). Some good flavor: nutty, and some grains. I am not a big fan of brown ales, but this was a pleasant one; although I wouldn't buy it again, I would happily drink it again, if offered one.

 330 characters

Photo of slipperysoup
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at the brewery. Served in a 12 oz pint glass. Poured a mahogany color, produced a nice head and featured excellent lacing. The aroma of this American Brown Ale, consisted of soft oats, fresh baked bread, coffee and nuts. Medium in body, the flavor of this ale featured roasted malt, coffee and nuts. Decent example of the style, overall average. Prost!

 366 characters

Photo of budgood1
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours out an overly frothy brown colour with a humongous light tan head that doesn't reduce. spotty lace. this beer is over carbonated, as are the the other bottles in the four pack. typical brown ale aromas of cocoa and caramel. smells like a liquid candy bar. the taste, other than the chocolate malt used is hard to pin down due to the excessive prickly carbonation. i'm going to end this review because there is obvious issues with the carbonation and making any further observations is futile.

overall i'm disappointed with this beer. and i'm probably not going to get to sample this anytime soon.

 604 characters

Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmccullough108
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Tertullian007
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Kahlstrom
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 321 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.