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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jriggenbach (9) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2007 does not count
Probably the finest beer brewed in America today. Other posters here have described it. You know itís rich and malty and full-bodied. If youíre on the West Coast, give it a try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Been looking forward to this one b/c the guy in MarCellars highly recommended it. Almost black color. Big tan head. Sweet chocolatey aroma. Big chocolate flavor. Very good creamy palate. Great sipping beer. Excellent beer all around. I brought back a bunch of beer from WY and ID but this is the one I most wish I could get regularily. Perfect in my mind. Only my 2nd 5 but this deserves it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BusBoy (38) - , California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bought a 22oz bottle to rate it. Opens to a roasted smell, slightly sweet, burnt smell of sugar. Pours a heavy black colour. Huge tan head that rises slowly and bursts with smells of burnt grains, alcohol and hints of nutmeg and rosy hops. I sipped and lapped some of the foam before it edged over my mug and it was bitter sweet with a roasted back bone. (BTW, the bottle says to serve between 52 and 58*F... mine is a nice 56...) Beer is so dense that light cannot pass thru it. Head mellows to a heavy layer of tan and brown lace. Body is rich and satisfying... bittering hops are hard to distinguish from the malt. Creamy sweetness interrupts the flavour for a smooth, toasted finish. Reminds me of my youth when the only beer I drank for a long time was Sheaf Stout. This is a perfect brew in this class. Hats off to Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
This is one killer oatmeal stout. Pours motor oil black with a two finger head that quickly dissipates. Taste is chocolate, coffee and caramel. Very rich, smooth and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
noattention (20) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Best oatmeal stout Iíve ever had. Strong taste of chocolate and malt. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mantis7 (4) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
I have never tasted a better beer, let alone a better stout. Thick clean tasting with a good head. The only possible way to get a better beer (if you like stouts) than this is to go there in person to Booneville, CA and have one from a keg....Bottom Line: If you love stout beer - you will love this. I would also recomend this beer for someone who is just starting to enjoy different kinds of beers. I gave one of these to my girlfriend who is 23 and "doesnít like beer" and she loved it! BTW anderson valley brewery has won many awards including "top 10 brewerys in the US" and this beer (Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout) has won numerous gold / silver bronze medals world wide against WORLD CLASS stouts. It truly is one of the best stouts in the world. And its my favorite!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Creamy texture, sweet but not too sweet. A lot of flavors: toasted, roasted, nutty, molasses, caramel, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle at King&Godfree. Exceptional, great balance. Aromas of milky chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is almost creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Black, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ghawener (1463) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle: perfectly crafted, Full flavored, complex taste but not overwhelming. Delicious, refreshing, sessional. Food Pairing: Apple pie with whipped cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
msalsbury (26) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
This is an excellent stout. The flavor starts far more mellow than most stouts Iíve had. This smoothness gives way to a smoky, roasted grain bitterness that you would expect in a good stout. Where some stouts can be heavy-handed, syrupy thick, and a bit much to drink, Barney Flats isnít. Itís got a solid but not syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor has elements of chocolate, coffee, and malt with a properly-balanced hops bitterness. One of the best stouts on the market as far as Iím concerned.

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