1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,874 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,874
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 88
Gots: 97 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,874 | Reviews: 893 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RickS95:
Photo of RickS95
RickS95

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I score is high because it's very dark, not quite pitch black, but close. Some brown around the edges. However, the head never really forms and what little is there doesn't retain. The bubbles are a nice shade of brown, but they just don't stick around long. That said, each swirl is attractive and leaves a spotty lace.

The scent kills. Roasted notes of chocolate and expresso. A slight fruity nose for a stout is what really does it.

It tastes merely ok. You get the toasty flavor and some burnt coffee, but I couldn't pick up the other stuff from the nose.

A bit thin for the style. It is smooth, but lacks the creaminess I was looking for. Needs a bit more body. Despite the smoothness, there's enough graininess to provide a slight bit of complexity. From mid-sip on, it's fairly bitter and dry.

Good, but not as good as I was hoping. Easy to drink if you don't mind a bitter forward stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 02:58:09 | More by RickS95
More User Reviews:
Photo of schaffer9252
schaffer9252

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-22-2014 21:25:28 | More by schaffer9252
Photo of Exorial666
Exorial666


4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-22-2014 19:06:57 | More by Exorial666
Photo of MitsuDjentleman
MitsuDjentleman


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-22-2014 04:50:01 | More by MitsuDjentleman
Photo of Hrodebert
Hrodebert

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-22-2014 02:38:39 | More by Hrodebert
Photo of snarygare
snarygare

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-21-2014 18:02:35 | More by snarygare
Photo of Ashinpaugh
Ashinpaugh

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-21-2014 16:52:40 | More by Ashinpaugh
Photo of mrjez
mrjez

Japan

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-21-2014 08:59:29 | More by mrjez
Photo of dmf01
dmf01

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2014 03:34:54 | More by dmf01
Photo of alexh037
alexh037

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-20-2014 06:54:18 | More by alexh037
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-20-2014 06:51:08 | More by Howlader
Photo of hoptician
hoptician

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-20-2014 03:33:56 | More by hoptician
Photo of Tom-Peters
Tom-Peters

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-19-2014 18:12:55 | More by Tom-Peters
Photo of mmars010
mmars010

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-19-2014 04:50:59 | More by mmars010
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-18-2014 01:55:23 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-17-2014 18:42:48 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of civicm87
civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-16-2014 19:51:04 | More by civicm87
Photo of huntermop
huntermop

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-16-2014 00:03:30 | More by huntermop
Photo of core42
core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2014 15:19:46 | More by core42
Photo of Zekenyce
Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-15-2014 02:45:18 | More by Zekenyce
Photo of stoutmaker
stoutmaker

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-13-2014 23:57:24 | More by stoutmaker
Photo of irthesteve
irthesteve

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

07-12-2014 02:42:56 | More by irthesteve
Photo of MuschTender
MuschTender

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-10-2014 19:52:22 | More by MuschTender
Photo of drummermattie02
drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-10-2014 18:17:16 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of SStein
SStein

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-10-2014 16:55:09 | More by SStein
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.