Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Black with 2 fingers of brown head. Good retention and hardly any light penetration.

Roasted barley, semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa nib and coffee.

Raisin, overripe plum and touches of concord grape. Semi-sweet chocolate and caramelized sugar. Some Cola and roasted barley. Touches of earthy, roasted bitterness in the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth and almost silky.

Unfortunately not as much chocolate and coffee as the nose lets on. The mouthfeel is a tad thing, but overall a decent Oatmeal Stout.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours black brew with thin head that quickly fizzles out. No lacing. No retention. Unperceived effervescence.

Aroma: Medium intensity. Pleasant round coffee and olives upfront. At the back theres chocolate, oaty notes.

Taste: Medium to medium low intensity. Not much going beyond the coffeeish, chocolaty, roasty and then olive taste.

Palate: Medium to medium thin. Low bitterness. Low carbonation. Watery texture. Dry finish. Finishe is slightly bitter. Earthy woody, yeasty byte aftertaste.

Overall: Pleasant. Lacking in complexity. Palate is the strongest point. Overall a call this a very good exemplar of the Oatmeal Stout.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Freshness Date: None

A: The color of midnight with a cocoa brown head the width of a finger. The head levels out to islands of foam and also leaves behind nice lacing on the glass.

S: Chocolate oatmeal which brings to mind childhood memories of Nesquik mixed in with my Quaker oatmeal.

T: Silky smooth with cocoa nibs and a slight char edge, espresso and raisin notes which are smoothed out by the oat presence. Bready in the middle with earthy bitterness which culminates to a warm finish.

M: Bigger than expected and extremely smooth with moderate carbonation which is just the right amount.

O: A well balanced stout with nice oat presence. The flavors intertwine perfectly being interesting but not overwhelming making for a highly drinkable and sessionable stout. One of my cold weather staples.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or carbonation coming up through the glass. Looks traditional.

Smell: Bready oats, roasted coffee, chocolate, smokey notes, sweetness, and molasses.

Taste: Oh, this is nice. Really nice. All the scents are blended well in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, drinkable, a little watery feeling, full bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid oatmeal stout. Seen it few years and now happy to finally have enjoyed it. Good stuff.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 2,578 ratings.
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