Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by mobyfann:
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Paid $8.99 for a mixed 6-pack at Wild Oats...
The beer pours a black base with a dark tannish head with good rentention and a few lines of lacing. The aroma is like a bold french roasted coffee mixed with Hershey's cocoa.
Now this baby is a stout, it tastes more like a traditional stout versus an oatmeal stout but it works; roasted malts, and a french roast coffee with a kick of chocolate and a few hints of caramel. After the beer settles it's an absolute pleasure in the mouth, but early on it's a touch rough. Very drinkable for a stout, it tastes like a porter more than an oatmeal stout, but that doesn't bother me.
Final Thought: Yummy, one of my favorite styles shines in the tasting spotlight, this is a damn good beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2005 02:54:51 | More by mobyfann
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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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