Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by chinchill:
4.03/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Bohemian Cafe. Pour was near black; left lots of sticky lacing on the pint glass.
Allowed to warm for about 10 minutes, but still had a relatively light aroma; featured medium and dark roosted malts with dark chocolate.
Taste: also not strong; more like an Irish stout in intensity than expected. Slight smoke but no burnt notes: just as I prefer. Marginal hops mainly keep the sweet/bitter balance spot on.
M: A tad light overall, with a very light finish; very smooth; ~ perfect carbonation.
O: Not the world's best oatmeal stout, but certainly excellent: Can serve as a gold standard in this category, being a virtually flawless rendition of a straightforward version.
Serving type: on-tap
01-15-2013 00:12:27 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured with a thick head. Can kind of exploded and the Summer Solstice that I purchased with this was the same -- probably wasn't handled properly. Head dissipated with thick and retained a thin head around the circumference of the glass.
Smell is woody with raison and plum? Some type of fruitiness that I couldn't put my finger on it. Pretty sublet smelling beer, expecting more, but it was okay.
Taste is of a good oatmeal stout. Can say I've had better tasting oatmeal stouts, but this one is not bad. Gives me a brown sugar feeling after each sip. Thinner mouthfeel than I'd like for a stout, but it's very drinkable.
Overall not bad.
Serving type: can
07-06-2014 01:20:08 | More by fannypakit
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not too impressed with Anderson Valley's other selections, but I decided to give this beer a shot. Here goes:
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.
T: Rather good, actually. Some dark fruit, but the oats and dark chocolate were far more apparent. I was actually rather surprised because I was expecting the taste to follow the nose. A good oatmeal backbone that I rather liked.
M: OK, but not perfect. It tastes somewhat watery, but the actual flavors of the beer make up for the lack of mouthfeel. However, since the beer has a low alcohol content, I suppose the brewer's intention was to make it easily drinkable.
O: Good, but not great. Would probably try this again if I was offered it.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 20:41:35 | More by leantom
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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