Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The deep ebony color, voluptuous mahogany head and bold, roasty flavors in our Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout are what serious beer drinkers expect from this style. Aromas of freshly baked bread, espresso, and dried cherries meld seamlessly with rich toffee flavors and a creamy mouth feel to create an unparalleled drinking experience.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,569
Reviews:
996
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
375
For Trade:
2
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into tulip.
A: Pours black as a moonless night with thin dark tan head. Good retention and excellent lacing ( abundant and lasts forever). Very inviting.
S: Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, sweet roasted malt, and a hint of butterscotch and sweet cream. Excellent!
T: Follows aroma in context, but not quite in quality. A bit weaker here, but still solid.
M: Light body. Sweet and roasted with a dry and mildly bitter finish.
D: A nice, solid example of style. One of the better oatmeal stouts I've encountered. Excellent sessionability.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is one of my favorites. The first time I had it I was at the Bigfoot West bar in Culver City, CA. It was on tap. Everything seemed to be just right. The aroma, taste, mouth feel. It was a close to perfect Oatmeal Stout.

Taste: Rich, sweet with a proper amount of bitterness. The after taste brings out all the cocoa and chocolate flavors. Perfectly crafted!

Aroma: Strong, nutty, cocoa.

I recommend this stout for those who aren't too familiar with dark stout beer

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 2,569 ratings.
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