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RATINGS: 1809   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3048) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Definitely get the bittersweet finish. Slight cocoa tastes. Oatmeal comes a bit in the aroma but not so much in the taste. I’ve had more complex oatmeals before but this one is nice but not overly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle. A solid oatmeal stout. I definately prefer this oatmeal to others that I have tried - much tastier and more pleasant. Very good all aorund and very balanced - no characteristics that jump out as outstanding though. I may purchase again if in a stout mood again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brstp (201) - - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark, dark brown color, brown/beige head that dissipates pretty quickly. Some cocoa, coffee, nice spicy dry bite at the finish. Another great Anderson Valley beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Aroma of roast coffee, some oatmeal, some plum. Appears black as pitch, with as huge creamy brown head. Flavor is of roast chocolate. Palate is thick and creamy. Overall, an excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2006
Black colored,vanishing beige head. Strong chocolate with sweetness in aroma, roastiness, toffee and mild alcohol there too. Good aroma. Medium bodied. Also flavor is rich with plenty of chocolate, sweetness, roastiness and some licorice. Aftertaste has good balancing hops, which last with touch of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Pours dark brown with a thick deep brown head. Rich roasted malt aroma with some chocolate tones and woody hops in the background. Medium / full body with quite a bit of soft frothy carbonation. Taste has roasted creamy malt, dark chocolate and vanilla. Finish has some spicy woody hops up front with the roasty malt in the background - bit of a reversal of how the taste are distributed in the inital taste. Very enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5076) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Pours a dark black/brown with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Aroma and appearance are quite good. Flavors of predominately chocolate, roasted malt and oats. Hints of coffee and pine. Has a bitter smokey finish, which is kind of odd for a sweet stout. Smooth mouthfeel, but a little to thin. Good stout, but a little thin and bitter for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 15, 2006
(Bottle from <!-- A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank -->Julio’s Liquors<!-- /A -->) Pours very, very dark birch-beer brown with a thick tan head. Aroma a bit piney, along with chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel smooth, a little oily, very slightly prickly. A few rings of lace. Flavor is fairly rich and bitter coffee with baker’s chocolate along with a bit of pine. Only very light hop bitterness. Lightly sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1507) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 12 oz bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a creamy brown head that goes to a ring that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet chocolate and lactose and some earthy grains.

The flavor is slightly sweet chocolate and strong roastiness followed by some acidic, bitter hoppiness. I got some sour notes towards the end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and low on carbonation.

Overall, a decent stout. More bitter and roasty than I was expecting from an oatmeal stout. This is a good beer, but nothing too special and a bit overpriced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2006
bottle. dark brown to blackish body, dark tan creamy/foamy head. aroma is chocolate malt and oatmeal, a littly bready. flavor is slightly dry roasted malt, but a bit of silky mild chocolate too. lively carbonation. roasted malt and faint licorice aftertaste.

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