Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased at Bon Vivant in Suffolk, Va. while on vacation.
I had seen this stout when we were here this past summer - reminded of doing so because of the "fool's gold" that frames the label. Looking forward to this beer with great anticipation.
Like midnight under a heavy wool blanket, this beer is blacker than black. A nut brown head quickly releases, leaving behind very little lacing, and what is there quickly falls into the liquid below - and what a wonderful beer it is.
The oats make themselves known from the outset, lending an incredible maltiness that cannot be matched by malted barley alone - sweetness grows from beneath the tongue, becoming just a bit syrupy, but not so much that it's a distraction. Other notes of dark cherries, currants, and of bittersweet chocolate round out this beer, making it a wholly enjoyable and exceptional example of the style - this is a really great beer, and one that I would love to enjoy the next time I'm here.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2008 03:20:17 | More by mdcrouser
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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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