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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This is one monster of a Brown Ale! We used an obnoxious amount of chocolate malt and roasted barley to give this beer a cast iron backbone. Our Oatmeal Brown pours a dark mahogany with aromas of dark chocolate and coffee.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown, roughly the color of a deep porter, with a 1-inch creamy, tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Medium mouthfeel. Very strong roasted malt flavor, with the prevalent coffee flavor not far behind. Since American Brown Ales encompass such a wide range of flavors and approaches, itís difficult for me to say that Four Hands has created a spot-on version of the style. Rather, their version reminded me of a marriage of coffee stout and porter. It also had more of a hop presence than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. While this isnít a brew that would become a ďgo-toĒ for me, itís definitely a solid beer Iíd drink again.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1175) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a mahogany with a very thin head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, caramel, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, toffee, roast, and coffee. More on the sweet side. Thin body. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2816) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2016
on tap at the casino Served a dark brown with a thick head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nutty, with coffee and a bit earthy. taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, touch of coffee and nuts. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. A good medium body, smooth and creamy feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5873) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2016
12 ounce can. Dark brown pour. Lots of carbonation. Lots of chocolate. Very rich tasting for ABV. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
One of the best browns Iíve had. Tons of malts, mostly caramel but with a nice burned chocolate aftertaste. Tried at Westport Ale House in 2015.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
freekyp (1832) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Cast Iron brown is quite possibly the best brown ale Iíve had, playing up powdery chocolate and earthy spice components in both flavor and aroma. I found myself sipping this one slowly, watching the malt-dominated flavors expand and give way to well displayed hops that both balanced the malt,and put on a delicate earthy spice dance of their own. Pours crystal clear dark brown with a 2 finger frothy light beige head. Wish they this one back home, On tap at Doubletree in St Louis.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaymobrown (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Yum. Had this on draught, and perhaps it was because it was a nice fall day, but this hit the spot. Dark, roasted, caramel, thick without that sometimes overwhelemd bitter coffee roasted flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (463) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Chocolate, coffee, a bit of molasses and nuttiness. Very smooth, like one would expect from an oatmeal stout. Tastes like a cross between a stout and a brown ale. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (435) - USA - SEP 23, 2015
Nice. Dark caramel cola coloring, creamy, off-white head. Pours thick with a nutty, chocolate malty aroma off the top. The roasted barley certainly comes through in the swallows, but accentuates the chocolate very nicely. Definitely a brew I could drink all night. Tasty, creamy and solid all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12oz can. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of tobacco, oat, malt, and cinnamon. Taste is of toasty malt, tobacco, oat, and some spice. Lingering tasty of oat. Mouthfeel is creamy and sticky. Body is medium, and it goes down easy. Very flavorful, and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Very malty with a nutty flavor mixed with caramel, toffee, and cocoa. Some coffee and a lightly roasty hint through the finish.


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