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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,853 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,853
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 86
Gots: 90 | 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)
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Reviews by bobhits:
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours deep brown, turns jets black in the snifter, with a 3 finger head, and leaves some thin lacing. A rather generic as expected oatmeal stout here. Nothing impressive.

chocolate malt and crystal malt aromas. there is almost a bit of butter in here. Oats, coffee, chocolate are completely missing.

oatmeal here is where the buttery like flavors come from. There are light american citrus hops.

Well carbonated, light body, and rather creamy. I always find these types of beers hard to review/explain/put in context. It lacks the depth and feel of say a Guinness which still drinks like water but has the carbonation mastered.

Back to not how to review this beer. I want more coffee and chocolate flavors in a beer. The hop flavor here dominates, but is squelched before it really gets bitter. Instead it just starts to get a bit sour/citrus and then it does before the oatmeal notes come in.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 02:57:23 | More by bobhits
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A: OK, nothing special though. The beer pours pitch black with a sufficient, dark brown, one-fingered head.

S: OK, but nothing special, like the appearance. Smells of dark fruit, raisin, plum and some brown sugar. No hops, which is expected for an oatmeal stout.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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