Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by kagent777:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle from the state store, poured into a standard pint.
Appearance: Dark brown with red edges against a light. The tan head settled into a thin layer of foam that left a small bit of lacing around my glass.
Smell: Some cocoa sweet notes and slight roasted malt bitterness. A nice intriguing but not overwhelming smell
Taste: A very nice mix of bittersweet chocolate and a bit of earthy hops. I don't get any flavors that I identify as coffee, but the roasted malts obviously take center stage.
Mouthfeel: This beer is round and wide. The flavor coats the mouth without the body being syrupy (served warmer than usual). The carbonation gives the weight of the roasted malts a bit of a lift.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer. One of the better stouts available to me. Will buy again.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 04:26:06 | More by kagent777
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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