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
More User Reviews:
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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