Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by BB1313:
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a snifter. Pours black with ruby edges and nice big off-white head and nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of milk chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of expresso. The flavors match the nose, just a bit underwhelming. Don't get me wrong, the flavors are still bold enough. Lots of roasty characteristics and more milk chocolate. Bittersweet. Mouthfeel is light, creamy, very very smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's extremely easy to drink.
It kind of reminded me of Guinness on steroids. I know this isn't an Irish Dry Stout, but at times it really reminded me of one. Either way, this is a pretty enjoyable stout.
Serving type: can
02-27-2012 03:00:16 | More by BB1313
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3.5/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured with a thick head. Can kind of exploded and the Summer Solstice that I purchased with this was the same -- probably wasn't handled properly. Head dissipated with thick and retained a thin head around the circumference of the glass.
Smell is woody with raison and plum? Some type of fruitiness that I couldn't put my finger on it. Pretty sublet smelling beer, expecting more, but it was okay.
Taste is of a good oatmeal stout. Can say I've had better tasting oatmeal stouts, but this one is not bad. Gives me a brown sugar feeling after each sip. Thinner mouthfeel than I'd like for a stout, but it's very drinkable.
Overall not bad.
Serving type: can
07-06-2014 01:20:08 | More by fannypakit
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not too impressed with Anderson Valley's other selections, but I decided to give this beer a shot. Here goes:
A: OK, nothing special though. The beer pours pitch black with a sufficient, dark brown, one-fingered head.
S: OK, but nothing special, like the appearance. Smells of dark fruit, raisin, plum and some brown sugar. No hops, which is expected for an oatmeal stout.
T: Rather good, actually. Some dark fruit, but the oats and dark chocolate were far more apparent. I was actually rather surprised because I was expecting the taste to follow the nose. A good oatmeal backbone that I rather liked.
M: OK, but not perfect. It tastes somewhat watery, but the actual flavors of the beer make up for the lack of mouthfeel. However, since the beer has a low alcohol content, I suppose the brewer's intention was to make it easily drinkable.
O: Good, but not great. Would probably try this again if I was offered it.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 20:41:35 | More by leantom
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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