Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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318 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:
318
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -67.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -22.3%
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

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

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3.12/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
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!

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3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can with a date of 02/28/17 on the bottom. Dark brown color with minimal head that quickly disappeared. Just a little bit of spotty lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee beans. Flavor starts off with nice chocolate notes then there is a little sweet fruit with a finish that is slightly acidic. Body feels fuller than the ABV would suggest thanks to the added oats. Nice carbonation. Not a bad beer but just didn't click for me. Did not care for the "stale" take on a brown ale.

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Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 318 ratings.
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