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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout

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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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Reviews by Jarod:
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured an almost pitch black/brown color; no light penetrated the glass that I could see except on the pour. The head that was produced was a light to medium brown color, that was pretty dense and thick. You could stick your finger in it and have a small peak present. It was sticky and full, as well as the lace that was formed, when dried on the sides it had to be scrapped off the glass. The aromas that came from the glass were of roasted and sweet malt, oatmeal and oat grain, black coffee, toffee and chocolate. The taste that was dancing across my tongue were of roasted malts and coffees, light hops (which I swear were toasted) were on the bitter side, sweet chocolates, oat grains, and it ended with a combination of sugar coffee (black), some cocoa, and more roasted flavors which was dry in the finish. The aftertaste was mostly of a roasted grain and coffee. The body was on the heavy side, and very enjoyable. The mix of sweetness, roastiness and dryness was very pleasing. It was creamy on the tongue and quite smooth and easy going down. I like the way they combined the coffee, the chocolate flavors and the light oatmeal flavors to create this enjoyable beer. Very drinkable for the season.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2004 23:07:59 | More by Jarod
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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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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.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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