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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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1,923 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 93
Gots: 112 | 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 The_1084

4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

08-12-2012 05:02:07 | More by The_1084
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-11-2012 05:09:38 | More by NorCalBeer
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2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

08-10-2012 12:01:16 | More by UncleBuccs
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

08-06-2012 23:35:59 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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


5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-05-2012 22:46:58 | More by Lee45102
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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


4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

08-03-2012 00:33:07 | More by Danny1217
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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


4/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

08-02-2012 03:10:46 | More by oline73
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

08-02-2012 02:11:02 | More by elgiacomo
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

07-29-2012 15:52:18 | More by paulytasker
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-27-2012 19:01:43 | More by DrunkinYogi
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-27-2012 16:55:21 | More by Shasty
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Dark brown with a big tan head... Has some reddish tinge to it. Looks smooth.

S: Not getting a lot here. Although that means no bad smells either. A hint of coffee and chocolate....

T: Oats really come through and are complimented with roastyness and smokiness.

M: Medium body which was a pleasant surprise given just about every other low ABV stout I've had is super light. Carbonation hits a little bit hard.

Overall a great beer! I like most stouts but this one really was better than many others. A good body, good flavor, great balance. If you're looking for a lower ABV stout this is a solid bet.

07-24-2012 21:06:25 | More by Jamesthebrit
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-24-2012 17:31:52 | More by bayner34
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3.45/5  rDev -15%

I don't get the reviews for this one. I'm not too thrilled with this stout. I've had way better. Black with a small light brown head that doesn't ever fully leave. Sweet smelling with a touch of coffee. Earthy flavors up front.

I never really get a hint of alcohol. Coco, dirt and oats start our smooth then turn bitter leaving me with a coffee like after taste. I felt the mouthfeel was too thin. Glad I tried it, but I don't see myself seeking it out in the future.

07-23-2012 22:24:09 | More by ExtraStout
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-23-2012 14:34:56 | More by kizyle
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2012 04:00:16 | More by retreminy
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-20-2012 02:55:21 | More by Tinfang
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

Dark nearly impenetrable blackish brown with a deep amber red glow around the edges when back lit by a strong light. A big foamy chocolate brown head forms leaving loads of creamy lacing.

Dark roasty malts, chocolate and coffee fill the aroma in copious amounts.

The flavor is full of dark roasted grain bitterness and dark roasted malt sweetness, full of coffee and chocolate notes blended and smoothed out by the addition of oatmeal. Warming as always brings out more complexity and mellowness.

Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat chewy and has excellent smoothness body boosted by the oatmeal. Carbonation is medium and lends an added creaminess to the body as well.

An excellent everyday stout though I'd have to do a line up to say it was my favorite. Definitely in the running!

07-17-2012 22:44:41 | More by BlackBearForge
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-17-2012 03:06:21 | More by FUwolfpacker
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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