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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,123 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,123
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 119
Gots: 154 | FT: 3
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 jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of kimcgolf
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I may have gotten a different bottle of this than most people, as I wasn’t very impressed. Poured to a dark brown with thin tan head that dissipated fairly quickly and left oaky lacing. I had to work to get much aroma, which was faintly malty chocolate-toffee. The taste was also a fairly sweet, but faint, chocolate, and was undone by the watery mouthfeel of this thin-bodied beer. The finish was also highly influenced by the thin body, and was short, watery and a little stale.

Not as good of a beer as I expected.

Photo of meb3476
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Brunite
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall: A bit disappointed given the ranking this receives. Not objectionable. Just not a standout. Very middle of the road on all counts in my book. Smell and taste were just lacking. Decent enough but not something I will likely search out or add to my list of regulars.

Photo of WckdVbz
3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Jaybirdsbeer
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Novabrewer
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of tmars13
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Alex5
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of psmith161
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of traviswhillier
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of _Christina_
3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of jman892
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a solid black with a nice 1 finger tan head. No highlights

S - Roasted malts, some vamilla, not picking up on a lot

T - Hoppier than expected. Some of the same vanilla from the smell. There is a bit of ash or smokiness detected also

M - Highly carbonated, fairly thin bodied. A bit less than a typical oatmeal stout

O - Not a huge amount of complexity to this one, nothing really stands out. Overall pretty average

Photo of gkatsoris
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark Brown w/ light brown head. The head was 3/4 inches and was a okay lace.

S: Very alcoholy and a little pine too. Also a little oaky as well.

T: Creamy and bitter.

M: Thick and tended to foam up once sipped.

D: Not too bad. Served better chilled than room temp.

Photo of sleazo
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A_Pours a dark cola looking liquid. Actually resembles coca cola down to the large bubbled carbonation in the glass.

S_Sweet coffee laced chocolate aroma. Minor alcohol notes

T_Coffee dominates at first followed by a nicely roasted grain note. Not overly complicated but it gets down to the correct stout notes one would expect.

M_Rather light bodied and overly carbonated. No oatmeal silk at all. The look turned out to be indicative of the feel.

D_A decent beer, but as an Oatmeal it just doesn't stand out. The thicker mouthfeel is absent and the overall complexity is lacking. A shame as I have enjoyed other beers from the brewery.

Photo of BigB415
3.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have never had Anderson Valley before and thought I'd give the oatmeal stout a shot since I don't have much experience with oatmeal stouts and wanted to try another one(only had probably 1 other) and I'm not that impressed. It's ok, sometimes I think I'm drinking a guinness which is fine since I like Guinness but I was looking for more flavor. I was expecting a huge oatmeal push like Founders Breakfast Stout but I shouldn't be comparing this to founders BS. I guess Oatmeal Stouts aren't my kind of style, maybe I should try more oatmeal stouts before I make any judgments but now I'll stick with my imperial and russian stouts.

Photo of beveritt
3.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label an idyllic mountain valley with a bear drinking from a stream. And he has moose antlers. Back label has a description of the area pictured and of the beer. No clear freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with a massive, 4 fingers of medium tan head. This settles to a thin, yet complete coating, leaving behind no lacing. Some lacing does appear as I drink the pint. The beer itself is dark brown and opaque, essentially black. Some sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Sweet, marshmallow with hints of chocolate and a slight sourness in the finish.

Taste: Some sweet lactose flavor with an underlying, mild roasted barley bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Lower than average carbonation level, as is appropriate for the style. Body is thin and watery.

Drinkability: Nothing too impressive here. Overall, very bland and watery. And I was really looking forward to a proper stout this evening.

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml bottle. Shaker glass. Dark brown color headed by beige froth leaving a thin crown on top. Caramel & roasted malt aromas, hints of oats & forest fruit to the nose. Creamy upfront. Resiny, bitter, slight acidic flavors follow. As well as some chocolate notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is not as dense as expected from oat flakes. Dry bitter finish.

Photo of biglite351
3.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - quite dark with some red around the edges. Tight medium tan head.

S - normal oatmeal stout scent, nothing special.

T - like the scent it id am average oatmeal stout, but nothing to write home about.

M - thinner than I would have liked, no ti.fled or anything.

D - frankly boring, but nothing actually bad about it.

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,123 ratings.