Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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319 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:
319
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 43
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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Photo of drewskihausen
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass, best before 12/13/15

A- pours a deep brown color with a puree hue, small fizzy light-tan head eventually disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- huge aroma of chocolate and coffee up front, followed by some toasted grains, brown bread crust, toasted almonds & a hint of oat sweetness

T- dark brown bread and toasted bread crust up front, followed my a hit of chocolate malt and toasted nuts, caramel/toffee sweetness, long linger of coffee and chocolate

M- medium-light body and medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- a very good brown ale that's loaded with flavor for 5.5%, a nice change from a normally mundane style

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Photo of BurtStL6
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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Photo of lucky_rodent
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Suds
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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Photo of bmf5581
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deweese
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wobbly
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Had it cask conditioned at the Bier Station in KC. Nice, smooth beer with good balance. A bit light bodied but very good.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with off-white head, almost tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, rolled oats, and a hint of chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a pinch of sweetness and micr roasted flavors.

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Photo of pstam87
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigJim5021
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jmg480
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bzach
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-can.

A: Ruby pour, slight whispy khaki head, dissolves rather quickly to a clean surface and glassware visual.

S: Rich chocolate malt nose with some marshmellow. Good awareness levels and lengthy stay.

T: Flavor was spicy brown malt, marsh mellow, brown sugar, and rootbeer. Hints of caramel, honey-munich and lightly dry cola. Silty smooth coffee, lightly bitter chocolate and dry milkiness off the tongue.

M: Silky smooth texture, good carbonation factor, medium body.

O: Pretty bold flavor, deep chocolate freshness, decent complexity, silty coffee mixes with a creamy chocolate malt base. Solid B offering.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours from can a caramel-amber brown, with a big head of tan bubbles. Very little lace here.

Aroma: Rich chocolate and some caramel maltiness. Actually pretty nice.

Taste: More chocolate notes here, for sure. A tinge of hops come in at the back of the palate. This traditional brown ale hits the right notes. It’s tasty, well-balanced, and easy to drink. Prost!

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Photo of rlb49
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 319 ratings.
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