Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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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
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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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