Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#3,021
Reviews:
1,003
Ratings:
2,607
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
394
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,607 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of Irish12
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of fscottkey
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Thin head when pored into a tulip glass. Same small layer of head remains after a short time. The stout is a nice coffee black.

S: Malts and coffee. Slight caramel scents. The coffee is most pronounced.

T: Deep coffee flavor. Some hint of bitter chocolate but the coffee dominates throughout.

M: Slightly more carbonation than I expected. This cut down a little on what would have been a smoother stout.

O: The carbonation feel is the biggest ding against a pretty solid stout. If you like coffee I think this will be a hit. It is drinkable and repeatable.

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Photo of bmurray10
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jyacco15
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of WuBByG999
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/18/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, oats, dark bread, caramel, light coffee, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and oat notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, toast, oats, caramel, light coffee, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, dark bread, toast, oats, caramel, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light hop flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/bready moutfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent oatmeal stout. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and oat flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of lonewolfcry
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ifnkovhg
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of schavuytje
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

with a deep dark full creamy blackish body and cream-like foam top layer, smelling of chocolate chips sweet and slightly bitter, the taste is still roasted barley in creamy oatmeal and a hint of coffee

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Photo of benalbert
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rcjennings
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mjurney
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Black color. Tan head, looks very creamy.

Aroma:
Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Very rich, deep roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Hop bitterness is very mild, I could taste some leafy-earthy. Finish dry, roasted, smooth. Body is full, silky, creamy.

Overall:
It's an excellent beer.

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Photo of RickS95
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I score is high because it's very dark, not quite pitch black, but close. Some brown around the edges. However, the head never really forms and what little is there doesn't retain. The bubbles are a nice shade of brown, but they just don't stick around long. That said, each swirl is attractive and leaves a spotty lace.

The scent kills. Roasted notes of chocolate and expresso. A slight fruity nose for a stout is what really does it.

It tastes merely ok. You get the toasty flavor and some burnt coffee, but I couldn't pick up the other stuff from the nose.

A bit thin for the style. It is smooth, but lacks the creaminess I was looking for. Needs a bit more body. Despite the smoothness, there's enough graininess to provide a slight bit of complexity. From mid-sip on, it's fairly bitter and dry.

Good, but not as good as I was hoping. Easy to drink if you don't mind a bitter forward stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of thecheapies
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Tan head forms a nice crown.

Hefty roasted oatmeal stout with coffee notes and black malt char. Faint maple woodiness, which I didn't expect.

Great English stout maltiness with a heavy roast character, leathery char, coffee grounds, mealy oat bitterness, and earthy grit. Minerally and showing slight herbal hop. Hint of oxidation, maybe. Burnt toffee and topsoil.

Medium-full and chewy. Very smooth. Low carbonation diffuses well.

An example oatmeal stout. Absolutely solid.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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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 2,607 ratings