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
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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:
2,578
Reviews:
1,000
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
378
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Starts off with a finger-thick dark cream-colored head. It's very persistent and foamy. Aggressive carbonation surges upward through the black liquid. The creamy head is a beautiful contrast to the dark beer beneath it.

Smells of sweet malt, oatmeal and is very grain heavy with a cream-like aroma. The dark roasted malt is a heavy presence as well.

Sweet malts initially hit the palate, but they're accompanied by a dry bitterness. There's a thick oatmeal flavor, hints of vanilla tossed in and the finish is a big dose of baker's chocolate. I eventually get a taste of dark coffee as well.

I feel the body is on the lighter side of medium and could be thicker. Yet, the creamy quality redeems this aspect a bit.

This beer is good and pretty refreshing. I can drink this out of the can in the park or slowly sip it. Very well done.

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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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