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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Pours wonderfully dark, with a very nice creamy head. Very nutty, and a nice cream like palate, almost milky. The oats really come out in the finish. Probably my favorite by this brewer, thus far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Nice dark color. Dark brown head. Good taste and texture. Nice oatmeal aftertaste. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
This one poured a clean black color with very little attempt at forming a head, leaving me once again to question how in the heck they got that picture over there in the upper left to look like that??? Aroma of coffee, smokeyness, and sweet oatmeal. The taste is very minimally carbonated and leads to much the same flavors, no surprises here. Coffee, perhaps chocolate and a sweet oatmeal taste, thanks to that malty goodness step out and greeted me to the candy store (well, thats what it felt like). Pleasantly smooth mouthfeel, but a bit thin on the oatmeal, and chocolateness. Ive never described it this was before but its almost as if the rollercoaster ride wasnt long enough to enjoy it. There was about a second each time this was in my mouth and it was good...and then poof...it was gone, only a dry chocolatey aftertaste was left. Ahhh, the mysteries of life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Had on Tap: This is a great stout. Very rich and creamy. Dark black with a nice deep tan head and leaves nice lacing. Black licorice/anise in the taste with some mellow roasted malts, and some slight chocolate character. Aroma is more malty with subtle hop balance. One of my new favorite stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Bottle. Black color with a brown head that is well maintained. The aroma has a lot of burnt malts and coffee. The flavor has a nice chocolate base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2003
beautiful, thich obsidian body with a big tight chocolatey brown head. Appropriately sweet. Milk chocolate and some decent hop presence. Heavily roasted malts offer a burnt/coffee taste that slides into the sweet oats. some late unsweetened cocoa too. a mild astringency & some acidity to the finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2003
I also noticed the licorice-like aroma and taste. Why this is called an oatmeal stout Iím not sure though. I noted nothing of the oats, wheat and grain family even. Itís OK otherwise, with that strange (but good) licorice taste. Itís not too terribly matly and has an understated bitter finish. The real downfall on this one is the extrememly light body. It looked really rich and deliscious when served, but it ended up water-down and weak. This is false advertising folks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2003
deep and dark with a short-lasting head. too sweet and thin for a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2010 Black with quick dissipating brown head. Smooth sweet oatmeal flavor. Ok, but lacking in body and flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Poured think black, like motor oil used twice, one of the darkest beers yet. Smelled of subtle oats with a bitter finish. Tasted the same, but with a little more coffee flavors. Went down very creamy, but not the best, didn"t really see the sweet side of this beer. Kinda bitter, but an overall good oatmeal stout.

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