Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased a 6pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA
Purchase price: $12.99
Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass
A - Beer pours a deep, deep brown (OK, let's call it black). Totally opaque. A foamy, one finger, beige colored head on the initial pour that fades to a ragged head during the sampling. Tons of sticky lacing left on the side of the glass after finishing.
S - This is the only part of the beer that didn't overwhelm me. A faint bitter chocolate aroma, with some hops.
T - The taste is fantastic! A very creamy beer. A great mix of bitter chocolate with just the right amount of sweetness to tone down the bitterness of the hops. The alcohol is barely noticeable. The beer really shines after warming up a bit.
M - A beer that has a medium consistacy but coats your mouth like a heavier, creamer stout would.
O - A top-notch stout. This is my first beer from Anderson Valley and I was pleasantly rewarded with a great beer. This is a beer, with its lower ABV, that could easily be sessionable, in my opinion. A definite repeat buy is in order. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 00:48:06 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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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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