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


Can poured into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown bordering on black with two inches of light brown foam. Good retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Lightly roasted grains with oatmeal and a coffee and cream combination. A little caramel blends with earthy and nutty notes. There's some chocolate and restrained dark fruits.

T: Milk chocolate blends with coffee, cream, oats, and lightly roasted dark grains. There's a low bitterness throughout with nutty notes and an increased level of coffee and chocolate near the finish.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth.

Overall: A nice Oatmeal Stout.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - beautifully cascading bubbles as it pours, 3 fingers of foamy dark tan head atop a beautiful stout black body with red/orange highlights; superior head retention and beautiful lacing

S - rich roast malts, coffee, lactic notes, sweet molasses, smoky; complex and inviting

T - bittersweet roast malts, earthy hops in the background, smoke, notes of coffee, roast malt flavor lingers for a bittersweet finish; delightfully complex

M - oily medium body, low/medium carbonation, silky smooth; thinner than it looks, but not bad

O - Everything is pretty close to perfect except the mouthfeel, which could stand to be a touch heavier. The only real downside here is the price tag.

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

Appearance: very dark, with a thick messy coffee head. Looks like a stout ought to.
Smell: exceptional. Coffee and roasty smoke, some molasses. Very nice.
Taste: again, very nice. A quaffer. Complex and yet mellow. All the flavors of the nose.
Overall: I still prefer the bug brews but this is a fine example of an oatmeal st.

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Aroma here is a nice, silky sweet one with roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of sugar. Not bad!

Pours night black in my pint glass...with a decent, dark brown head.

The taste really is quite tame and smooth. Certainly have the roasted malt notes here, nowhere near burnt however. Chocolate notes there as well...a bit chewy, perhaps owing to the oatmeal. No real bitterness at all is perceptible...only real aftertaste that appears is a little roast, but it's fairly clean all in all.

What it comes down to is that this is a pretty delicious, albeit tame, stout. I really did enjoy it.

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Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,594 ratings
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