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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,850 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,850
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 85
Gots: 90 | 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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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

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!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 00:48:06 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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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.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,850 ratings.