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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,024
Reviews: 902
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 107
Gots: 131 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2001)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap. Foamy broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, and some slight cocoa aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, and some coffee bean and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness that quickly fades after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a light carbonation and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid oatmeal stout and one of my favorite Anderson Valley beers.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—traces of amber are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. The beer poured with a finger high head that died down very slowly.
S: There are aromas of semisweet chocolate morsels in the nose.
T: The overall taste has a moderate amount of sweetness with flavors of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. There are some hints of bitterness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy drinking stout because it’s relatively light-bodied for the style and doesn’t have that much alcohol content.

metter98, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at Anderson Valley August 2009.

Pours a dark black with a bit of a bit of a dark tan head. Nose brings forward a good amount of roasted malt, a tad bit of smoke, molasses, and hints of coffee. The roast really stands out in the taste, which is really enhanced by the really nice and creamy mouthfeel this brings forward. Drinks really well and is one of the best American versions of the style that I have had.

Thorpe429, Oct 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i have a soft spot for this one, its one of the beers that got me into the style, and one i always go back to when comparing and thinking hard about an oatmeal stout. maybe its not the best one out there, in fact, it definitely isnt, but i think its one of the truest to style around thats regularly available, and its a darn fine glass of ale, a good measuring stick. slick black look, and slick roasty viscous going down. medium sized coffee colored head, with cream lighter than coffee, but rich brown and big bubbles and lasting pretty well. sweet nose, almost like a milk stout. thank the oats for that. the flavor is rich with grain character, but the oat sweetness balances bitter roasted barley and specialty dark malts and the harmony is gorgeous and continuing long into the finish. there is even a mild yeast flavor to this, which is uncommon i think is most darker, maltier american beers. its bready and unifying, clean but noticeable. full bodied but i could still happily drink a sixer, in fact i have many times. this beer really made the style for me as a younger beer drinker, and its always a fond experience enjoying one now. emotionally important for me, foundational to my palate.

StonedTrippin, Thursday at 12:36 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Can_has_beer, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

drone, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Perfectly balanced oatmeal stout with subtle hints of oatmeal, caramel, and chocolate. Highly recommend.

iwebspy, Oct 09, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,024 ratings.