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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout

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2,199 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,199
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 124
Gots: 212 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I wrote a review for this years ago and it's disappeared. It was one of my first high end oatmeal stouts and set the standard. Served at a good temperature and I poured a small to medium sized tan head that settled to a light cover that lasted all the way down and some lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, cocoa, hint vanilla. Flavor's like nose with just right carbonic tang and some bitterness that all balance just right. Body is full and carbonation is exactly right. Finish is like flavor that slowly taper over a while. World class beer.

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A: dark brown with copper hues. Not much foam. No lace.
S: lots of roasted oats and nut toned soil. If you want to have oatmeal stout with lots of oatmeal, look no further.
T: oatmeal and burnt toast with slightly sweet coffee. Nice flavor.
M: full with hi carb. A negligible finish.
O: above average for an oatmeal. Nice beer.

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3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout in a bottle store. $4.59. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours an opaque black color with a modest tan head.

Smell is a dark sweet aroma, molasses and dark fruits like prunes and dates.

Taste is a roasted grain flavor up front, with a sweet caramel and molasses flavor on the finish, with mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin for the style, and a bit watery. Not cloying at all.

Overall a nice stout and very reasonably priced. But there are better.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,199 ratings.