Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Barney Flats Oatmeal StoutBarney Flats Oatmeal Stout
2,585 Ratings
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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4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken on 9/3 at the Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop:

A – Pours thick and black, 1 ½ finger frothy light brown head.

S – Dark chocolate, caramel, coffee + cream, Mexican Flan, and just sweet goodness.

T – Tastes of Robust and bitter coffee, little bit of hoppy bitterness and loads of burnt sugar.

M – Great carbonation with a medium-full body. It coats the palate with flavors but finished crisp thanks to the carbonation.

O – Super delicious beer, the aromas make it appear much sweeter than it really is which is a great contrast in my opinion. The body is very velvety and at 5.7% it’s a quite sessionable beer.


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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Blackwolf
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

A- DARK!!!! A very tar black color, I even took the liberty to hold an LED flashlight up to the glass and no light made it through. A nice chocolaty finger head sat on top and held some decent retention. The head settled into a nice cap. No lacing.

S- Judging by the appearance I was hoping for a strong robust aroma, but there was little nose. I did assume maybe it would open up more, but it did remain the same. Next time I will try a tulip. Definitely oats and chocolaty roasted malt. Nothing extraordinary for a stout.

T- Great flavor. Roasted malts, some chocolate and oatmeal oats, toffee/caramel. A little bit of dry hop. As the stout opened up there was a tiny bit of alcohol in the finish, but you really had to dig for it underneath the roasted flavor.

MF- Medium body, smooth and semi-creamy. light carbonation. A little warming finish as it settles, but not too noticeable.

O- A decent stout. If it is at a fair price, this is a fairly good beer to try. I would definitely want more Anderson Valley in the future. As far as stouts go, I would want just a tiny bit more out of this one. Still, not bad at all.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not sure if I got a bad batch of this stout! Or that's how it's suppose to be, but it had the overpowering taste of carbonated / seltzer water. At the least, it was bad enough I had to leave myself a note. Otherwise, it may have been a decent beer as it's other characteristics were OK.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance –Served a deep brown nearly black beer with a one finger tan head. The head faded over time to give a good level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma overall, was rather light but pleasant. It was a mix of some roasted malt as well as a light bit of chocolate and dark fruit sweetness.

Taste – The taste began of a more dry roasted malt flavor with a chocolate and roasted coffee flavor greeting the tongue. These flavors are quickly meet by some caramel sweetness and a bit of dark fruit. As the taste advances further, it sweetens even more with some flavors of vanilla and cream coming in at the end. Overall it leaves a very satisfyingly sweet yet roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side for an oatmeal stout of its strength with a carbonation level that is slightly higher then normal.

Overall – Other than the weakness in the feel of the brew it was very good. It had a wonderful taste profile and a great appearance. Easy to drink and very tasty.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black! cant see through it. thin film of dark sits on top.
smell- typical porter/stout smell, but refined(?).
taste- coffee? toffee? a creamy 10W-30? big change up from the previous beers i've been sampling but very good. very creamy. very smooth, solid.
mouthfeel? viscous, but smooth.
overall- very nice for the oatmeal class. thick, but thinner for the class. very nice brew. had a few of these before . . . .

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,585 ratings
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