Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by brureview:
4/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark chocolate pour with a large head which quickly shrinks to one finger.
Lemon-chocolate smell, with nice carbonation.
The finish is a bit unusual: lemony chocolate coffee and different than stouts with similar flavors.
This stout is refreshingly different.
Serving type: can
09-20-2012 01:55:31 | More by brureview
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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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