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RATINGS: 1868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
With its deep, dark brown-black color, thick, full-bodied, velvety-smooth mouth feel, mocha character, and, strong yet subtle hop bite, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is one of the thickest, richest, and most complex stouts on the market today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Poured a very impressive dark black. medium light brown head. Roasty nose. Coffee and bakers chocolate abound along with a unique sweetness possibly from the oat. Flavor is sweet, very sweet, chocolate and coffee. Burnt roasted character here as well. I enjoyed this sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle. Very deep brown color with tan thick head. Rich, roasted chocolate aroma. The first sip is indicative that it is, without a doubt, an Oatmeal Stout. Rich and creamy with a good flavor. Not too heavy. Nice subtle bitterness. Good overall, just want more of the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2674) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Penetrable black. Healthy mound of light-beige froth slowly nestles into a dense fringe. Malt filled aromas consist of chalky roast, creamed coffee/roasted barley, smoke, and burnt cookies. Proportionate kiss of raisins, black licorice, citric hops, and fresh oats. Spongy-soft carbonic texture caresses the palate. Watery to a degree, but full and unfiltered. Moist tobacco is richened by a lush and cakey underlay of oats and snappy burnt cookies. Harsh roast teases the palate but possesses enough briskness to slice through the silky body and lend a crunchy bitterness. Flowery hop flavors mesh with the dark fruity esters and zingy malt acidity and vivify the cleanly extracted malts. Hefty dose of malt-derived caramel and nut flavors brightly exude at the center and contribute to the wonderfully oily and chewy body. Closes with some slippery dried-plum esters as well as some velvety oat textures and flavors which cushion the omnipresence of crunchy and gritty roast. Dryish espresso bitterness meshes with the faint hop bitterness as oily oats cling to the palate and perpetually linger alongside bits of burnt malt hulls. Very true to style, and thankfully itís beefy enough to satisfy a serious malt craving. Needs a tad less acidity, though, in order to bang with the best of Ďem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours basically black with a big big lasting light brown head. Roasty bitter smell, but it was quite light for a stout. Taste is rich, smooth, creamy, and roasty, with a traditional oatmeal stout like flavor. Very indicitave of the style, and even though it wasnít bad at all, I like the other 3 oatmeals Iíve had a bit to quite a bit better. Not too strongly flavored, and it is lacking a bit of needed sweetness, I think. A decent beer, but nowhere near as good as Samuel Smithís Oatmeal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Draft. Not a big stout by any means; sweet and dry on the palate, not a whole lot of body to fill the mouth. After initial poor, almost no head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Nice large dense creamy head of very fine bubbles. Frothy on top and light brown in color. Roasty and milky aroma with some milk chocolate, grains and a bit of dark fruit hidden in there. Color is a very, very dark brown. Flavor is smooth and creamy and roasty. Little bit of bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. Very easy drinking with a medium body. Finished creamy and roasty with a lingering chocolate flavor. A pretty good oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2007
22oz Bomber - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Deep dark black nectar of the Stout Gods. The deep heavy dark malts and rich chocolte, toffee, coffee aromoa and flavor where awesome. The beer was one I love to drink over and over. Cold this beer is awesome. One of the best Oatmeal stouts i have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: January 13, 1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black with whispy head
Aroma: sweet roasted calmel aroma
Body: rich body
Flavor: roasted oat flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste

Date: June 07, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, light sweetness, touch of dark chocolate
Body: creamy oily oatmeal body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, milky caramel sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icommonsewer (125) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
there was a bit of hype surrounding this stout here in Tucson, but Iím afraid that this brew didnít quite live up... it is pleasant enough tho, with its robust, bitter chocolate flavo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2007
I really enjoy this beer. Itís a bit simple and a little thin, but it is really pleasant to drink. Light roast aroma and sweet malty flavor. Itís a bit like chocolate skim milk. I could drink tubs of this.

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