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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Railhouse Mastiff Oatmeal Stout is a variation of the sweet stout but has oatmeal added to increase the fullness of body and flavor and to make a more “nutritious” Stout. The result of this mixture is a firm, smooth, silky light body, and a hint of nuttiness in a complex of coffee, chocolate, and roast flavors. Double hopped for bitterness and flavor with US Goldings.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Very nice "under the top" stout. Pours dark with low creamy head. Nose has chocolate and vanilla, but taste is combination of dark roasted coffee and mildly bitter chocolate. Load of oatmeal calms it all down and leaves a nice finish. Medium not thick mouth feel. Very drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, oatmeal and figs, all showing some nuts and earth. Medium-bodied;Rich sweet flavour with the pit fruits and figs showing through and some light earthiness, with a lot of cream and vanilla flavours. Aftertaste shows shows more sweetness with a little yeast and more body than typical for the style. Overall, a nice rich, sweet stout, plenty of complexity and a good smooth finish. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$1,99 sampled on the train from Washington to New York on 07-November-2014.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lutz2jm (148) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark thin pour with a very frothy tan head. Looks great. Taste is rather disappointing. Very one dimensional and I almost get a plastic taste on the back end. Taste this beer with your eyes not your mouth if you want to enjoy it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes grocery in Hickory. Brown pour with thin light tan head. Aroma is little sweet caramel. Tastes are dark fruit, touch of coffee, nutty, oats. Thin palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap (growler) from Lowe’s Foods in Cary. Dark color with slight amber head. Nothing too special about this, but it’s pretty good relative to other stouts I’ve had from NC breweries.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (364) - - OCT 20, 2014
A little light for a stout. Moderate hops. Some roast. Good body. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CelticBrew (859) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours from 12 oz bottle pure black, forming dark brown head of foam, two fingers. Aroma of light chocolate coffee, lightly roasted nuts, with a bit of vanilla and toffee. Flavour mostly the same, sourness with burnt coffee and toffee. Really cant detect much oatmeal. An ok stout I suppose.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Another disappointing stout. Been drinking imperials lately so maybe I just don’t remember what a normal stout should taste like...but I’m pretty sure it’s not quite like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eRock_2013 (275) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Now that I'm more familiar with stouts, I'm less sure about this brew. A good average dark, roasty, coffee, chocolate, standard stout, etc. but texture is a bit off, and there's a sweetness contrast that seems out of place. Almost like a milk stout, not sure what impact the oatmeal is having. Either way it's good overall, unusual enough that although I didn't care for it, I'd say give it a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devilben02 (279) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
I like big dogs and oatmeal stouts, so how can I not want to try this beer. It pours from the bottle with a good, dark, cola-brown color, but there is next to no foam. The aroma is subtly sweet and simultaneously roasty. The flavor similarly has a noticeable earthy roast contrasted against a creamy, lactose-like sweetness, making this beer taste like some kind of hybrid between a dry Irish stout and a milk stout. Much like an Irish stout, though, the texture is smooth, light, and almost creamy. Overall, the light body of this beer makes it go down easy, but the complex combination of roast and sweetness asks to be sipped and savored, making the beer seem a bit confused.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Oh, how I love oatmeal stouts!! This local brew was a pretty good one! It is always good to have local breweries that can produce good quality beers!

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