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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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2,025 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,025
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 107
Gots: 132 | 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  rDev -1.7%

TLA, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

timothybarney, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jjauga, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Artjsantos, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

livingtodie, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

hansavijaticar, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Herky21, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid 4s across the board. Nice dark, black color. Good fermentation with a nice finger wide head (not always seen on stouts this thick). Tasted definitely on the oatmeal/cholate side, though there's some espresso coffee flavoring.

Not overpowering, and very drinkable.

Overlord, Aug 28, 2007
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stout poured out as a deep brownish black color. The head was fluffy and tan. The lacing was decent for most of the time drinking this beer. The smell of the beer has some really nice roasted malt aromas blended with some interesting oats on the nose. The taste of the been is smooth and had a nice earthy roasted flavor to it. The mouthfeel was lighter than I expected. Overall this beer was pretty good. I can't say I'd go out of my way to have it again but I did enjoy it.

Knapp85, Jul 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

yaksurf, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured an almost pitch black/brown color; no light penetrated the glass that I could see except on the pour. The head that was produced was a light to medium brown color, that was pretty dense and thick. You could stick your finger in it and have a small peak present. It was sticky and full, as well as the lace that was formed, when dried on the sides it had to be scrapped off the glass. The aromas that came from the glass were of roasted and sweet malt, oatmeal and oat grain, black coffee, toffee and chocolate. The taste that was dancing across my tongue were of roasted malts and coffees, light hops (which I swear were toasted) were on the bitter side, sweet chocolates, oat grains, and it ended with a combination of sugar coffee (black), some cocoa, and more roasted flavors which was dry in the finish. The aftertaste was mostly of a roasted grain and coffee. The body was on the heavy side, and very enjoyable. The mix of sweetness, roastiness and dryness was very pleasing. It was creamy on the tongue and quite smooth and easy going down. I like the way they combined the coffee, the chocolate flavors and the light oatmeal flavors to create this enjoyable beer. Very drinkable for the season.

Jarod, Jan 21, 2004
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Tom-Peters, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

shelby415, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

shigg85, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

fox227, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

beersvh23, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dcook11, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

MammothTarantula, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BYOFB, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DeanMoriarty, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Bp123, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid oatmeal stout. This pours a dark, black colour with a tan head. The aromas are heavily roasted malts, background hops, and other roasted goodness. The taste is very roasty, heavy, and sweet all at once, with a bitter, oily, malty and hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thick and the drinkability is great.


francisweizen, Aug 06, 2003
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

EdFed, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mrfrancis, Jun 26, 2013
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,025 ratings.