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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,876 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,876
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 89
Gots: 98 | 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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Ratings: 1,876 | Reviews: 893 | Display Reviews Only:
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JBarx

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-19-2012 20:01:07 | More by JBarx
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jmbraxton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-19-2012 00:55:00 | More by jmbraxton
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-18-2012 14:51:31 | More by t0rin0
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2012 03:31:54 | More by Schmuckles
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-16-2012 20:03:37 | More by JottaGibboo
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ninaturner

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark like motor oil, two finger head, unfiltered.

Aroma: Sweet maltiness; you can definitely pick up on caramel.

Taste: Dark/roasted malts--almost like peanuts in addition to coffee flavors. I was surprised not to pick up on oatmeal flavors.

Mouthfeel: Lighter mouthfeel than other stouts, but still good.

Drinkability: Very drinkable for a stout.

Overall: Great stout for its balance of flavors and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 23:16:16 | More by ninaturner
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bradcochran1234

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-14-2012 00:59:49 | More by bradcochran1234
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Acoma

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-12-2012 22:06:56 | More by Acoma
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The_1084


4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark, almost black, color; has a mocha colored head roughly 2 fingers in width that fades to some nice lacing.

S - Very neutral on the aroma; nothing really stands out.

T - Presents the flavor of roasted oats, dark chocolate, and caramel with a hint vanilla cream. A very flavorful beer with a nice bittersweet aftertaste.

M - Full-bodied, thick, and creamy with medium carbonation.

O - Overall this is an excellent oatmeal stout and I am looking forward to drinking more of these in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 05:02:07 | More by The_1084
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NorCalBeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-11-2012 05:09:38 | More by NorCalBeer
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UncleBuccs

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

08-10-2012 12:01:16 | More by UncleBuccs
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate aroma Flavor follows with toasted malt, coffee and chocolate. A nice, well balanced oatmeal stout. Medium bodied. Moderate intensity of flavor, but smooth, lightly creamy and tasty. A very nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 23:35:59 | More by LiquidAmber
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Brubaker

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-06-2012 14:43:32 | More by Brubaker
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Mat_Rampson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-06-2012 02:08:11 | More by Mat_Rampson
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bama2276


4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-06-2012 00:25:55 | More by bama2276
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Lee45102

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-05-2012 22:46:58 | More by Lee45102
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scot959

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2012 09:20:33 | More by scot959
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Danny1217

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost black with a fluffy tan head. Smells of roasted mats, coffee, and chocolate. Feels smooth and creamy. Medium thick body. Tastes nice and bitter. I can actually taste the oats. A hint of coffee and dark chocolate as well.
A very nice oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 00:33:07 | More by Danny1217
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Bpvarona


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-02-2012 12:28:58 | More by Bpvarona
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours dark brown to black with no light coming through. There is a half finger of light tan head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Smooth and roasty here. I'm getting some dark fruit and dark chocolate notes as well. Just enough sweetness.

Taste: This is a very smooth tasting stout with just enough roast. I'm getting some dark chocolate with dark fruit and there might be a hint of vanilla in the background. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with full, fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really easy to drink stout. Nice roast flavors, but it still manages to be very smooth. I would have more.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 03:10:46 | More by oline73
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 40-45F and allowed to warm.

Pours dark brown to black with a two finger brown head that leaves some lacing and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is very roasty, chocolate, some coffee & dark fruits, caramel, minimal hops, good strength.

Flavor follows with strong chocolate notes, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, caramel, moderate sweetness, mild roasty bitterness, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, smooth, slick, moderate carbonation.

Nice Oatmeal Stout. Great chocolate notes, very drinkable.

Serving type: growler

08-02-2012 02:11:02 | More by elgiacomo
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-30-2012 01:38:25 | More by Chugs13
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paulytasker

New York

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Pint Glass.

A- Nearly black as night brew topped with a minimal blanket of brownish/tannish frothy head. Evenly distributed lacing clings to side of the glass, looks like the remains of a chocolate milk shake.

S- Super chocolatey sweetness floods the nose but is far from overwhelming, yum. Roasted malts and fresh coffee grounds with just a faint whiff of bitter hops are also present. Aromas don't fade as I continue to sip away.

T/M- Wow, a boatload of super sweet roasted malts has taken over the palate. Such a smooth yet full bodied Oatmeal Stout. So robust, the coffee profile lays low but is there, and just enough of it to make things interesting. Cant get over the super creaminess of this one. Hops leave just a pinch of bitterness to add to this already complex brew. Chocolatey, malty, madness is left dancing all over the palate.

O- Sammy Smith was my gateway to stouts and has held a special spot in my heart for a long time. Barney Flats has just unseated it however, and is now my favorite Oatmeal Stout to date. Pairs like heaven with a slice of my wife's chocolate pie.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 15:52:18 | More by paulytasker
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-27-2012 19:01:43 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Shasty


5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-27-2012 16:55:21 | More by Shasty
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,876 ratings.