Mastiff Oatmeal Stout

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW,Sommelier

The Mastiff Oatmeal Stout has lots of fun and chippy aromas–and by chippy, I mean it has aromas that smell like solid maple wood chips. Other aromas include toffee, marshmallow, and a little black soil.

On the palate the Mastiff Oatmeal Stout is full bodied with toasted wood chip characteristics, toasted malts, and a little more marshmallow. The Mastiff Oatmeal Stout has a very mineral-y finish that allows the maltiness to linger a bit more.

The Mastiff Oatmeal Stout, although full in body, does not feel as full as it looks. The beer drinks similar to a porter but the subtle mallow characteristics remind you that it is a stout. This texture makes the Mastiff Oatmeal Stout more compatible for summertime, but still makes a warm addition to your list of winter tipples. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 84 Points 

BeerAdvocate – 82 Points 

RateBeer – 46 Points

The Break Down


Beer Selection –  Mastiff Oatmeal Stout

Producer – Rail House Brewing Company

Region – Aberdeen NC, USA

Style – Oatmeal Stout

IBU – 33 

Alcohol – 6.5%

Food Pairing –  Stews, shepherds pie, stout bison chili.

What is a Oatmeal Stout?

Let’s begin with stouts. Stouts are basically dark porters. Stouts and porters are both beers made with roasted malts, hops, water, and yeast, the only difference is the amount of roasting in the malts and the barley. An Oatmeal Stout is a stout with, you guessed it! the addition of oatmeal to the brew. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW 

mastiff-oatmeal-stoutFrom the Brewery 

Mastiff Oatmeal Stout A remarkably smooth & sessionable stout. The silky, velvet mouthfeel and lighter body lead into a complex flavor profile, with layers of chocolate, roast, and nuttiness.

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