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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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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Oatmeal Stout pours a deep ruby hue but sits black as night in a pint glass. The head was dark brown, creamy and lasted for some time. The aroma is of malt, coffee and hints of toffee; its very fragrant and I found myself simply enjoying the scent. This stout drinks with the freshness and smoothness of the finest ales, it's flavorful and refreshing which is unusual in a stout. Very smooth and light on the stomach, I tasted a rich maltiness, subtle coffee and chocolate notes. I am so impressed with this stout and rank it amongst the very best ales I've experienced.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a magnificent beer!!! It pours a deep black with a nice two finger caramel colored head, some retention, and lacing left over. The nose is fairly subtle with otameal being a prominent note and also some chocolate. Taste is fairly complex. I get chocolate, cola, some coffee, molasses, malt, and some hops. Mouthfeel is nice and thick without much of an aftertaste. Really a solid offereing, although somewhat lesss bitter than Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, which is the mother of all oatmeal stouts.

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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown liquid with a hint of red into the glass. The fudge colored head is one finger high and sturdy. Thin lacings on the glass and some curtains as well. Looks tasty!

S: It smells of dark roasted malts with lots of dry chocolate. I can also find some vanilla, dark fruits, dark sugar, wet autumn leafs and molasses.

T: It tasted dark roasted malts and some milk chocolate. Dry chocolate with roasted coffee and spicy hops.

M: Milky texture with strong carbonation and medium body. The carbonation is very sticky but strangely also smooth.

O: A very nice Oatmeal Stout with a fantastic smell.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,595 ratings
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