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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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1,992 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,992
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 105
Gots: 120 | FT: 2
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap. Foamy broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, and some slight cocoa aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, and some coffee bean and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness that quickly fades after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a light carbonation and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid oatmeal stout and one of my favorite Anderson Valley beers.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—traces of amber are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. The beer poured with a finger high head that died down very slowly.
S: There are aromas of semisweet chocolate morsels in the nose.
T: The overall taste has a moderate amount of sweetness with flavors of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. There are some hints of bitterness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy drinking stout because it’s relatively light-bodied for the style and doesn’t have that much alcohol content.

metter98, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at Anderson Valley August 2009.

Pours a dark black with a bit of a bit of a dark tan head. Nose brings forward a good amount of roasted malt, a tad bit of smoke, molasses, and hints of coffee. The roast really stands out in the taste, which is really enhanced by the really nice and creamy mouthfeel this brings forward. Drinks really well and is one of the best American versions of the style that I have had.

Thorpe429, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Poured from a can into a tumbler on 04.15.14.

A: Motor oil. 1/2 finger tan head.

S: Toffee, caramel, coffee, milk chocolate.

T: Milk chocolate, coffee dominate. Roasted malt is there too.

M: Creamy.

O: This is a perfectly balanced oatmeal stout. It is sweet, but it doesn't go too far. It's very subtle all around in terms of flavor.

Rating: A

WAbeerfiend, Today at 01:35 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.56/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%

garfscores, Sunday at 01:00 AM
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3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ever o little light tries to peek through this awesome ebony color. Head is relatively normal with little or no lacing. Aroma is of bread, malt and a hint of chocolate. Taste is pure delight, with hints of oatmeal, chocolate and milky creaminess. Bitter ending does not take away from the balance of this beer. Smooth and very very drinkable

hophugger, Saturday at 10:20 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

StephRai, Saturday at 02:06 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Steve78, Saturday at 01:54 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Apicius, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

killcore, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

poonzr, Sep 24, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

wafers, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of bfisher91
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Absolutely stunning stout. Could not fault it at all. Perfect mouthfeel, full of flavour that opens up as it warms. Not at all tiring towards the end. Beauty in a bottle. Now my only trouble is finding more of it, was the last in the store!

bfisher91, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

beerdave, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Mayhewbc, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jtransel, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

hunterjames, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,992 ratings.