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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Nice tasting, medium bodied stout. Medium tan head that dissipated a bit more quickly than I would have liked. Black in color; mocha, malty and smoky flavors. A bit too hoppy for me, stout-wise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Sweet coffee and chocolate, with nice roasted malt flavors. Had a slight metallic taste too, but overall a good sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Dark, rich flavor.. light head but yet such a worth of tasting. Thick texture, but not too much.. I will drink this agian, just not for breakfast... :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Almost opaque blackness under frothy tan head. Aroma hints of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Creamy, full bodied flavor with a roasted coffee touch. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted grains, and caramel. Dark brown-black color, medium sized tan head (yeah, it looks like the picture). Flavor is the same as the aroma, with a surprising hop bitterness coming through in the finish. Pretty full-bodied, but not as creamy as some other oatmeal stouts. Overall, its not bad, but there are better oatmeal stouts out there.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2004
I'm hoping that the one I tried was from a bad batch or something, because it was horrible. No head, extremely watery on the palate, and absolutely no hints of oatmeal (pretty bad for an oatmeal stout). I was really disappointed with this one. I hope others by AV don't follow suit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craven5000 (98) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Small brown head that fell quickly. Dark brown or black with medium body. Sweet at first, followed by a coffee like taste that turned into a strong burnt coffee. Very smooth. The burnt taste was a bit strong and wasn't as refined as I was hoping. I’ve had better and will have better, but it is definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
No head. Subdued aroma with a slight coffee smell. Dark brown, almost black. Too much carbonation. Nothing what I expected for an oatmeal stout. It does not possess the smooth characteristics that are inherent to most oatmeal stouts. It will be a long time before I buy another one of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - JAN 30, 2004
Upon pouring, carbonation quickly settled into a tan head. Creamy and soft looking. The body is very dark, and when held to light a tan-ruby color could be seen. Coffee and chocolate scents could be immediately sensed. Lighter vanilla and fig aromas were given off. I could sense a very roasted flavor to this brew. While the hops were strong, the bitterness quickly faded after drinking. Smooth beer that is an enjoyable drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
I paid $1.69 for a 12-oz single. Holy smokes! I was away from the computer when I reviewed this beer on paper. I couldn't wait to get back here and post this one! Black- inch of fluffy, creamy looking brown head. Light, only when held up to a VERY high wattage bulb, will trickle through here. One gorgeous brew. Sweet chocolate scent. WOW! Just about knocks me on my ass it's so good! Perfectly balanced. Cold coffee-- the best (THE BEST, I say) cold coffee I've had- slight hints of chocolate and winter fruits linger within... wow. VERY smooth and creamy- a dream come true! OUTSTANDING beer. I wish I would have picked up more than a single... well, this beer alone is enough to make me go to the beer store tomorrow =)

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