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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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1,886 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,886
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 91
Gots: 104 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-08-2012 07:21:28 | More by jdmandel
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-07-2012 17:29:45 | More by Brian15
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-06-2012 17:47:43 | More by chriskq
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-06-2012 00:43:02 | More by Stinger80OH
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South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-06-2012 00:32:36 | More by JMSiefer
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-05-2012 15:02:36 | More by TheDudeAbides
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Can poured into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown bordering on black with two inches of light brown foam. Good retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Lightly roasted grains with oatmeal and a coffee and cream combination. A little caramel blends with earthy and nutty notes. There's some chocolate and restrained dark fruits.

T: Milk chocolate blends with coffee, cream, oats, and lightly roasted dark grains. There's a low bitterness throughout with nutty notes and an increased level of coffee and chocolate near the finish.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth.

Overall: A nice Oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: can

07-01-2012 18:53:53 | More by HopHead84
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-30-2012 19:45:58 | More by rypkr
Photo of lwillitz


4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - beautifully cascading bubbles as it pours, 3 fingers of foamy dark tan head atop a beautiful stout black body with red/orange highlights; superior head retention and beautiful lacing

S - rich roast malts, coffee, lactic notes, sweet molasses, smoky; complex and inviting

T - bittersweet roast malts, earthy hops in the background, smoke, notes of coffee, roast malt flavor lingers for a bittersweet finish; delightfully complex

M - oily medium body, low/medium carbonation, silky smooth; thinner than it looks, but not bad

O - Everything is pretty close to perfect except the mouthfeel, which could stand to be a touch heavier. The only real downside here is the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 23:31:07 | More by lwillitz
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2012 00:04:19 | More by trevorpost
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: very dark, with a thick messy coffee head. Looks like a stout ought to.
Smell: exceptional. Coffee and roasty smoke, some molasses. Very nice.
Taste: again, very nice. A quaffer. Complex and yet mellow. All the flavors of the nose.
Overall: I still prefer the bug brews but this is a fine example of an oatmeal st.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 21:13:11 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-27-2012 19:11:14 | More by ptricky
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma here is a nice, silky sweet one with roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of sugar. Not bad!

Pours night black in my pint glass...with a decent, dark brown head.

The taste really is quite tame and smooth. Certainly have the roasted malt notes here, nowhere near burnt however. Chocolate notes there as well...a bit chewy, perhaps owing to the oatmeal. No real bitterness at all is perceptible...only real aftertaste that appears is a little roast, but it's fairly clean all in all.

What it comes down to is that this is a pretty delicious, albeit tame, stout. I really did enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:30:57 | More by NODAK
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-24-2012 23:35:57 | More by BrandonCBeer
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-24-2012 21:39:35 | More by doof116
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-24-2012 05:37:30 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-23-2012 03:35:13 | More by hilgart1
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-22-2012 18:59:27 | More by amcmaho1
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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a near black with a cola brown edging. Thick, creamy cocoa powder head with great retention, leaving behind a lace that's thick and sticky.

Smell - Notes of chocolate and roasted cocoa beans.

Taste - Follows the nose. Cocoa chocolate and a subtle coffee roast. A faint smokey undertone. hops are present, but hard to quantify. Finishes with said smoke and a milk chocolate quality.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Somewhat creamy. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall - A fairly light stout, but it has it's positives. Decent smokey character. Not a personal top 10 stout, but one I wouldn't mind drinking a few more times.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 04:28:06 | More by TheSixthRing
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Yards love stout glass. Pours opague black with a tremendous two fingered light brown heading. Lacing is left all over the place after every sip.

Good aroma's of coffee , chocolate , smoke , and just an all around roastiness of malt.

Nice rich mocha flavoring. Brown sugar, earthy hops with a milky chocolate finish.

Full bodied for a lower ABV, good carbonation and a bit on the thicker side of balance.

This is solid from begining to end, not a complex beer just done right. Very good.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 20:32:33 | More by TheFightfan1
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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-black with a thick tan head

S-slightly roasted malts, creamy with a hint of oatmeal. This has an extremely tasty scent! 

T-comes in with a great taste of burnt malts similar to a chocolate covered espresso bean. It's a such a creamy and smooth taste. This is awesome! Great roasted after-taste. 

M-creamy medium carbonation with a good crisp finish

O-this is an amazing oatmeal stout. It's so creamy and it's so completely drinkable. The flavors are just awesome too. 

Serving type: can

06-18-2012 17:30:49 | More by AdamBear
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-17-2012 03:03:15 | More by jbertsch
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-16-2012 22:30:15 | More by sludgegnome
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-16-2012 00:55:54 | More by hlaus
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-15-2012 14:03:52 | More by mlhenson
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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