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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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Very dark pour, aroma is all coffee and malts. A lot of coffee in the flavor as well, hoppier than it needs to be. Not the best stout out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2003
A very dark, full-bodied stout with a very smooth, creamy taste and texture. My only complaint is that it's almost too heavy.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
noheinie4u (37) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Great pour and aroma...not thick and heavy like most dark beers...has a bite to it that makes it hard to drink...not one I enjoyed...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2003
A pitch black beer with a brown quickly dissipating head. Quite a roasted aroma to it, coffee and notes of biscuits. Quite smooth, finishes with a hint of acidity. A very smooth roast character, the brewer left out the astringency that can often be found in roasted beers. Not as thick bodied as some examples but still quite nice. As this beer warms up id develops some malty complexity.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Very, very dark brown. Raw-edged voluminous bubbles compose the rather wan head. Aroma of wet dog, vanilla milk shake, mild chocolate and a dank graininess. These flavors were certainly present, but the aroma exudes surprisingly little. Flavor is a raw, uncut yeastiness with a fair bit of sourish character. Roasty and smoky, and although it may contain oatmeal, this is not a sweet stout by any means. Powerful unrefined bitterness at the end. Astringent but memorable palate. I just don't think it's that special.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2003
This beer pours a very dark color with a moderately fluffy tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is a burned malt and coffee smell. The flavor has a very unnecessary hop character with the most prominent flavor being the roasted malts and coffee. I really did not enjoy this beer because it reminded me more of a porter than it did a sweet stout. The hops gave it a bite where it should have been smooth and easy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark black liquid that light can not penetrate with a medium amount of caramel colored head that collapses, dissipates to near nothing. Aroma is of roasted malt/coffee with a sweet molasses/hop character. Flavor is of a slightly annoying hop with a roasted/burned coffee/malt. No oatmeal flavor detected. Like most "lightly-hopped" stouts, by sipping - the hop flavor is more prominent and most annoying, but when taken in large mouthfuls, hop flavor can mostly be by-passed. Other than for the hoppy nature of this brew - a good beer. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 20, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized dark brown mostly lasting bubbles that left a nice lacing and a opaque black brown colored body behind. Its aroma is extremely nice and full of malty notes. This initial mouthfeel is smooth then finishes with a slight tingle and a lingering rasiny afttertaste The flavor is somewhat thick with a stong malt content and some chocolate notes to its rasin like finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Black as night appearance with a thick mocha colored head - good lacing. Sweet, slightly chocolate aroma with a thick creamy mouthfeel. Flavor - detect a bit of caramel with some underlying hop bitterness. Not as syrupy sweet as some sweet stouts - overall a very good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2003
had a nice roasted/sweet aroma too it, and a nice dark brown color too it. The flavor was not impressive it was bitter and dry. Tasted a lot like a coffee, its bittersweet finish was barely recognizable.


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