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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,232 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,232
Reviews: 930
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 126
Gots: 224 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 2,232 | Reviews: 930
Photo of SlatheredMuffin
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth Stout. Great taste and an easy drinker

Photo of Jonaiste
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nine_Tails
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black color with a thick 3 finger foamy tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smelled of oats, charred wood, toasted grains, caramel, piney hops, lemon zest, light vanilla, grass and some mild fruity esters. Nice charred notes play off the oatmeal, malts and cracker notes for a subtle nose that is grainy and maintained a mild sweetness.

Tastes like it smells with charred wood, toasted grains, caramel, maple syrup, piney hops, lemon, vanilla, grass, burnt wood, fruit like apple skin and cocoa powder and/or chocolate. A mix of pine, floral hops, more char, oats and malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, almost watery feeling, with very light carbonation, a medium body and an ashy mildly bitter aftertaste. It flows down very easy and is quite simple but complex at the same time.

Overall it is easy to drink and quite enjoyable, but lacks the rich stout depth and malty aspects that I was hoping to enjoy but should have tempered since it is an oatmeal stout. Sessionable for sure, I had 3 in one sitting and did not feel full or drunk, so this brew was fine for a social evening of watching hockey.

Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moot2142
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoostaBia
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of miggy_smalls
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours an inky black with a loose, 1/8th inch khaki-colored head that quickly disperses towards the edges leaving a residual sudsy slick across the center. Nose expresses a light roasty presence, a suggestion of artificial sweetener and perhaps a hint of cherry juice. Taste follows nose - cherry quality is more apparent; however, the flavor profile is missing the roasty/chocolately character I've come to associate with the style. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a carbonation slightly too assertive for the style and a feint acidity most likely attributable to the cherries. Overall, a bit lacking - not enough roast or flaked oats presence and the texture could have been creamier.

Photo of hozersr
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macbethkid84
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite oatmeal stouts and that's saying a lot.

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianwsnyder
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good, yes, but seemed to be lacking something in taste.

Photo of Trevor030169
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Decent oatmeal stout. Not quite as good as Founder's.

Photo of plankroadinn
4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KMani
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of P1us182
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,232 ratings.