Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is stout the way I like it. It's rich and malty first, with a roasty-toasty backbone. The hopping level is restrained as it should be. It is bit of a surprise, though, how it can be so very, very dark without overtly bitter roast character. I have had this beer several times over the years and right now, it's not coming off as dry and sharp as I remember. This is not a bad thing, mind you. Comparing Barney Flats to the classic stout, Guinness, this is more malty, nowhere near as dry, less roasty-bitter and more fun to drink, nitrogen slow-pour be damned. That's simply not necessary here. I'd recommend it to stout drinkers anywhere.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2005 02:30:10 | More by ctdfalconer
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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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