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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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2,130 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,130
Reviews: 910
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 117
Gots: 163 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2001)
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2.3/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

A: Dark brown coloring, fairly subtle tan-colored head.

S: Actually, not much here. I'm getting a slight roasted malt / coffee smell, but that's about it.

T: Shockingly bland. I'm getting a slight roasted malt flavor profile, but that's about it. Perhaps the bottle is old?

M: Very thin and watery.

D: This is shickingly bland and light - not at all what I expected. That being said, I rated drinkability higher than most other metrics as one could session this beer if one wanted to.

This was not good, which shocked me. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, as the vast majority of reviews of this beer are very high. I have one bottle remaining, but that could be old as well. Guess I'll have to wait and see if I ever get my hands on a fresh sample and then see what I think.

Photo of clvand0
2.38/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a very dark color with a moderately fluffy tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is a burned malt and coffee smell. The flavor has a very unnecessary hop character with the most prominent flavor being the roasted malts and coffee. I really did not enjoy this beer because it reminded me more of a porter than it did a sweet stout. The hops gave it a bite where it should have been smooth and easy to drink.

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2.45/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

After one taste, (maybe two), I poured the other two bottles down the drain. For sure I promise not to rate any Anderson Valley Beers. Because I'll never buy another one of there beers again. Five tasted and not one rated above 2 (average).

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2.48/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a clear plastic cup. No date.

Appearance - Black body. Medium brown head. Low retention. decent stick.

Smell - thin. Faint soy sauce. Not promising.

Taste - Oatmeal. Thin. Some alcohol. Stale coffee. Some bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very watery. Some effervescence but pretty mild.

Overall Drinkability - Very plain. Characters are very mild and almost imperceptible. No off characters though.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Flavor is disappointing: more like a porter than a stout. Even a hint of Budweiser.
Nice color, pours great.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,130 ratings.