mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
EvanFriend (440) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
lightbias (328) - USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerBunker (954) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
r464 (2090) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty with a nutty flavor mixed with caramel, toffee, and cocoa. Some coffee and a lightly roasty hint through the finish.
charule (1733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at HQ. Poured hazy brown with min head. Oaty aroma. Light carb med bod. Tastes light roast bitter min
BREWMUSKCLES (2417) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a bit of char to this smooth brew with caramel. a bit of cocoa and not any in the way of sharpness. frothy sweeter foam. smooth and easy.
GlenVargas (148) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty interesting stout/brown fusion thingy. I had a whole review typed up a minute ago, but this crappy website didnít save it.
TXBadger (2000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gripweed57 (1042) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can. Pours a dark copper brown color with a medium- sized creamy tan head. Aroma is malty sweet with notes of cocoa and toasted walnuts. Flavor is slightly metallic with notes of cocoa, nuts and oats. Medium bodied with some herbal hops in midtaste. Finishes dry and chewy.
bwa5879 (819) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark dark brown pour with no head. Aroma of oatmeal, Carmel, rich cocoa, and a bit of iron. Carbonation on the flat side, viscous oily mouthfeel, clean effervescent finish. Flavors match the nose but a bit acidic and rooty. Decent brown that borders more on a porter.