Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kendo:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, black with a half-inch fizzy brown head. I noticed reddish tints on the edges when I held it up to the light. Left no ring or lacing.
Smelled of roasted barley and malt, with perhaps a hint of coffee.
The barley and coffee scents give way to a slightly grainy malty sweetness. It finished moderately bitter, but the malty sweetness was the predominant flavor sensation.
As for the mouthfeel, it was lighter than expected. I wouldn't describe this beer as "creamy" as the bottle does. In fact, I thought it was slightly watery. There was a medium amount of carbonation and a slight metallic tanginess left behind.
As a light-bodied stout with moderate flavors, I found it to be highly drinkable. I've had this beer on tap at the Lionheart in Albany and went back for more than one without hesitation.
All in all a good sweet stout. Not necessarily a perfect example of the Oatmeas Stout style, but a good, drinkable stout nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2006 13:16:04 | More by Kendo
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4.24/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Starts off with a finger-thick dark cream-colored head. It's very persistent and foamy. Aggressive carbonation surges upward through the black liquid. The creamy head is a beautiful contrast to the dark beer beneath it.
Smells of sweet malt, oatmeal and is very grain heavy with a cream-like aroma. The dark roasted malt is a heavy presence as well.
Sweet malts initially hit the palate, but they're accompanied by a dry bitterness. There's a thick oatmeal flavor, hints of vanilla tossed in and the finish is a big dose of baker's chocolate. I eventually get a taste of dark coffee as well.
I feel the body is on the lighter side of medium and could be thicker. Yet, the creamy quality redeems this aspect a bit.
This beer is good and pretty refreshing. I can drink this out of the can in the park or slowly sip it. Very well done.
Serving type: can
04-09-2014 22:57:43 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.01/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
A: Thin head when pored into a tulip glass. Same small layer of head remains after a short time. The stout is a nice coffee black.
S: Malts and coffee. Slight caramel scents. The coffee is most pronounced.
T: Deep coffee flavor. Some hint of bitter chocolate but the coffee dominates throughout.
M: Slightly more carbonation than I expected. This cut down a little on what would have been a smoother stout.
O: The carbonation feel is the biggest ding against a pretty solid stout. If you like coffee I think this will be a hit. It is drinkable and repeatable.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 01:54:27 | More by fscottkey
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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