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RATINGS: 1864   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewKrew (29) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Not an impressive oatmeal stout. It has good color but the sweet , slight coffee taste fails to bring the deep full bodied flavor that was hoped for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Bottle. Cream, salt cracker, and roast coffee aroma. Looks good with a blackish brown body and small tan head. Itís tasty: salty, roast cofee, sourdough bread. Creamy body that could be a little fuller and creamier, but isnít bad. Would make a decent sessie, not all that complicated, but could easily go through a few of these. Decent salty, slightly bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
thanks to Degarth and Fordest for sending this one my way in recent trades. a very good session type sweet stout. dark, roasty, creamy, all of the attributes a stout lover enjoys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Excellent oatmeal stout, with lots of big aromas and flavors, on a very creamy body. Pours to a beautiful, deep ebony color, with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is excellent, with lots of good dark chocolate, coffee, and roasty aromas, paired with some piney hop aroma. Palate if firm, with lots of good, dark chocolate, coffee, and roasty flavors. Mouth feel is silky and creamy. This beer finishes with more good dark chocolate and roast, then ends dry and bitter, with flavors of pine tar that lingers. Excellent beer to match with shell fish, such as oysters on the half shell, or hearty fare, and rich and sweet chocolate deserts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Sweet at first with a chocolate foundation. Then, transitions into a dry, bitter, roasted barley flavor. Good bit of roasted grain bitternessl .Light hopping keeps the sweetness balanced very well. Lots of barley and oat flavor without being grainy. Actually a rather wet mouthfeel, but never thin. Bittersweet is the perfect way to describe it, like bakers chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Pour is a very dark black with a small white head. Aroma is coffee malts and chocolate. Flavor is heavy and strong with notes of chocolate and caramel. Very tasty and strong brew. This brewer can do no wrong!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 27, 2006
A midnight-black appearance with a nice, thick off-white/grey head. Aroma was bittersweet chocolate of course, but I thought it lacked compared to the truly great oatmeal stouts. It just didnít have that incredible aroma Youngís has or Samuel Smithís. I thought the flavor was strong on the bitter chocolate side, which was good but there wasnít much in the oatmeal side. I thought it wasnít very complex and let it warm a bit with hoping more flavor would shine thru. Much to my displeasure, it didnít. Minimal hop finish. I would have to rate this as a nice stout, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
99lashes (3) - salt lake city, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2006 does not count
aroma is a somewhat subdued. a bit malty. dark pour with nice dark tan head. dissipated quickly. tastes chocolatey with caramel and bittersweet highlights. fills your mouth like a good piece of chocolate melting on you tongue. definitely a huge value vs. price beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2006
I heard from others that this was an excellent oatmeal stout, and they were right. Dark brown pour with a small, thick tan head. Aroma is semisweet chocolate and oatmeal, with some toasted malts. The taste is very smooth, with a creamy mouthfeel. Lots of caramel, some chocolate, and full of oats and malt. Definitely will finds its way into my fridge again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Aroma: little caramel, little licorice. Appearance: Opaque, almost black. Little head. Flavor: Chocolate bitterness combined with a sweet toasty flavor Palate: Smooth, low carbonation but just enough to give a bite at the end. This is my third review of a beer from Anderson Valley ("Boonville Beer") and they are quickly becoming a favorite brand.

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