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RATINGS: 1884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L & 80L), Roasted Barley, Munich, Chocolate, Oats

HOPS:
Columbus, Northern Brewer

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
Dark brown color with a mocha head of about a finger. Leaves some solid lacing on the glass. Chocolate and roasty aromas emanate from the foam. Flavor is hearty chocolate malt with a little fruity hop character. Too much carbonation hurts the mouthfeel and disrupts the richness of the body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1260) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The aroma was heavy with malt, mostly chocolate character, with some lighter coffee and caramel notes, and a touch of hops. A thick, black color with a creamy, dark tan head that had average retention and size. Sweet, malty and chocolate/coffee-like flavor, with some bitterness for balance. The palate was a little bit too watery, with average carbonation, but some good fizz; a creamy, wetter mouthfeel. Definitely a very solid oatmeal stout, but falls short of some of my favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2008
Pours a dark black with a thin, dark tan head. Great aroma, chocolate/caramel dominate the nose. Flavor is light, but takes on roasted nuts, chocolate and coffee. A bit of an alcohol bit on the finish. Palate is smooth, but far thinner than expected...not nearly as "thick or rich" as the commercial description would have you believe. Overall a very drinkable oatmeal stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2008
2008 Bottle - This was the first dark beer I ever liked in college when all I knew about was Busch Light. That was 6 years ago so I gave it another go. I still think it is the perfect learning stout. It has beginner chocolate aroma, beginner toasted malt, beginner bitterness and is like a stout lite. If this is what you expect, it is a wonderful beer- if not, I can see why some folks would be disappointed...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2008
12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Appeared to be bottle conditioned. Poured an opaque brown/black with a good finger of tight bubbled tan head. Chocolate aroma with a bit of molasses. Very creamy mouthfeel. More chocolate in the flavor along with a slight tang. Some hop bitterness in the finish along with dry chocolate malt. Very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
On tap, maybe i got the wrong beer? To me, tasted like a milk stout and a poor one at that. Was bland, like a half-decent stout mixed with skim milk...or guinness with non-dairy creamer. Guess Ill have to revisit someday.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2008
An amazing beer. Thick, rich, smooth, dark chocolate or a mocha flavored. I took a four D-cell battery Mag flashlight and shined it on the backside of this beer and it barely lit it up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a dark tan head. Much chocolate and roast in the aroma. Taste is sweet chocolates and fig, nicely balanced by coffee. The sweetness is perfect, its a strong presence but not overboard. Mouthfeel is full.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
killerK (14) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
bottled. dark brown to black pour with a nice coffee like coloured head. oatmeal stouts always seem to surprise people with there smooth yet complex bodies and overwhelming coffee and chocolate tones that come through in this version. this stout is extemley easy to drink and more than well balanced through out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2008
THOUGHTS: A really nice beer. Almost like a training beer for imperial stouts. The flavor was nice but a little watered down. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a nearly opaque, dark brown that was black in the glass with a small, light brown head that mostly diminished. The aroma was heavy chocolate syrup and lighter mild coffee and light pine hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, acidic and bitter, while the finish was moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter with and average to long duration. The flavor was chocolate with a little coffee, then piney hops and roasted malt with a pretty good balance. The medium to full body was a little creamy, but also a little dry. with soft to fizzy carbonation and a moderately astringent and almost soapy finish.


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