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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,974
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 103
Gots: 117 | 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
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

SteveLimoncello, Sep 16, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +17.9%

Nose: roast malts, faint oats, light coffee
Pours deep dark brown under a 1" tan head.
Palate: rich malt flavors, chocolate, light caramel, vanilla, balancing roast on the finish.
full body, medium carbonation, oily

pat61, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.36/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +11.1%

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malty up front, with strong notes of roasted oats, imparting some subtle smoke and coffee aromas, mixed with some dark chocolate and brown sugar.

Taste: My, my, my, that’s a tasty oatmeal stout! Strong, flavorful notes of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, coffee and dark chocolate, followed by some nice brown sugar-like sweetness and a very light hop presence in the finish. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and smooth as silk, as there’s no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Damn, this is a great oatmeal stout! Great, roasted malt flavors, nicely balanced with some sweetness and subtle hops, all wrapped up in an extremely smooth quaff. Delicious! This is another great beer from Anderson Valley!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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