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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout

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2,150 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,150
Reviews: 913
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 120
Gots: 180 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate pour with a large head which quickly shrinks to one finger.

Lemon-chocolate smell, with nice carbonation.

The finish is a bit unusual: lemony chocolate coffee and different than stouts with similar flavors.

This stout is refreshingly different.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up 3 different brews from Anderson Valley, and this was the 3rd I tried.

Pours liquid midnight into my Green Flash pint glass. Exceedinly vigorous pour yields a nice dark mocha colored head. Solid lacing throughout the session.

Bit of chocolate on the nose, seems like some roasted malts are trying to come through too.

Nice flavors. Not exceedingly flavorful. Roasted malts right away interesting oatey taste emerges very late.

Average mouthfeel. I haven't had a proper stout in a while, but my gut tells me this one is lighter than most.

Fairly drinkable. None of the beers from Anderson Valley knocked my socks off, but this one was definitely my favorite.

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I know I've had this in the bottle, and I am a big Anderson Valley fan. In the can it is clean and crisp. It has nice hoppiness in every sip. It is a stronger tasting stout without being rude in any way. It does not have too much sweetness like some full flavored stouts.

It seems to be leaving a nice lace on the side of my hotel plastic cup. This is a decent stout in a can and I would buy it again. I am glad that I have one more of these on my road trip.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,150 ratings.