Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by acevenom:
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This can was provided by EgadBananas. Poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a tall, creamy tan head that dissipates slowly. The head retains well and leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is roasty sweet from the malt and there are smells of coffee and chocolate as well. I can detect some oats as well. The taste follows the nose. There are flavors of dark roasted barley malt, mild bitter coffee, bitter chocolate, and some mild hops. The flavors are creamy and mildly sweet. The body is medium with a creamy mouthfeel. It is smooth and the carbonation is moderate. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer. It is a very drinkable oatmeal stout that I wish was available in my area.
Serving type: can
05-31-2012 21:52:17 | More by acevenom
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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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