Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by kemoarps:
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Off the top, this is one of the better beers I've had in a long while. And to think I bought it almost on a whim...
It pours a beautiful deep black, with a thick creamy tan head.
The initial smell is dark chocolate with some sweet and tangy undercurrent that I can't quite put my finger on.
The taste follows the nose fairly well, a delicious creamy brew. The chocolatey roasted malts remind me more of bakers chocolate than anything, and there are elements of a smooth coffee in there as well.
It's fairly round, you could almost eat it instead of drinking it. It is creamy and smooth throughout and sits very nicely on the tongue.
Like most heavier beers, it sits in the stomach, precluding the chance to drink too many of them, but that's to be expected.
Overall, an absolutely delicious beer. I was very pleasantly surprised, and am extremely glad that I decided on a whim to pick up the sixer that I did. I think I might have even mistaken it for something else when I went to buy it, and I can unequivocally say that it was a fortunate mistake because I have since discovered one of my favourite beers, as of this writing.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2009 00:47:20 | More by kemoarps
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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