Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by bigfnjoe:
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A- pours jet black with a very thin tan colored head. Minimal lacing. Regardless, I love when a beer pours pitch black...its a beautiful thing.
S- a wonderful roasted smell, mostly of chocolate and coffee. Lovely.
T- I'm actually getting a tad bit of dark fruit to go with my coffee and chocolate...it balances quite well, and isn't overwhelming like some stouts can be with the fruit. Hits the spot nicely.
M- its got some body, thats for sure. Despite being thick, its not syrupy at all. The body is really nice...good balance of what I'm looking for in a stout.
D- if you like good stouts, this one is definitely a good one for you. Very drinkable...muted flavors that aren't weak, but still tasty enough to get you going. I like this one a lot
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2010 20:34:07 | More by bigfnjoe
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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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