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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,752 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1752
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%


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)
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Reviews by bnes09:
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bnes09

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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown , near black and opaque. Subtle lines of lace.

Mildly roasted aroma. Hint of prune.

Toasty oat flavor. Hint of espresso, roasted almond and sweet dark fruits. Mild herbal hop.

Solid medium body. Well carbonated. Smooth feel.

Pretty standard. Pleasantly familiar.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 03:31:54 | More by bnes09
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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.