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RATINGS: 1875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bomber. Dark, dark, dark with a nice mocha head that has some good lacing. Aromas of toasted oats, fruits, smoke and chalk. Taste is smokey oats mixed with some roasted malts and cigar tobacco. Light flavors of dark fruits on the finish. Easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Opaque jet black with a thin, fine, medium-tan head. Sweet, dark roasted malt aroma with pronounced fruitiness over a perceived oatmeal toastiness. Sweet and malty with "burnt" grain, toffee, fruit and raisin flavors. Body is surprisingly thin and light for the style which leaves a somewhat unsatisfying finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle. Dark body with thin head. aroma is of rich chocolate, sweet oatmeal. Flavor is smooth, rich and creamy. The oatmeal is done right, balanced well. Lightly bitter chocolate taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a dark black with a white head. Hints of oatmeal, roasted malts and barley. Has a cocoa aroma. Finishes with low carbonation, and a sweet burnt malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Excellent night cap at the Clevelands Winking Lizard. Oily with no lacing but thicker int he taste then I expected. Mocha and coca in taste--nice iwth a smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Pours pitch black with a massive dark tan head. Nose is thick with chocolate. Not overdone by any means. Flavor is thick with a mild coffee edge. The flavor doesnt really live up to what has preceeded it. Overall quietly sweet. Feel is pretty thick as youd expect from the style. Very drinkable. Upon my first sip, I probably downed 1/4 of the bottle because it was so smooth and I couldnt help myself. Overall a pretty darn good oatmeal stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pretty damn good stout. Dark DARK stout, very chocolaty. Coffee is also present in this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4629) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Poured a very impressive dark black. medium light brown head. Roasty nose. Coffee and bakers chocolate abound along with a unique sweetness possibly from the oat. Flavor is sweet, very sweet, chocolate and coffee. Burnt roasted character here as well. I enjoyed this sweet stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle. Very deep brown color with tan thick head. Rich, roasted chocolate aroma. The first sip is indicative that it is, without a doubt, an Oatmeal Stout. Rich and creamy with a good flavor. Not too heavy. Nice subtle bitterness. Good overall, just want more of the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Penetrable black. Healthy mound of light-beige froth slowly nestles into a dense fringe. Malt filled aromas consist of chalky roast, creamed coffee/roasted barley, smoke, and burnt cookies. Proportionate kiss of raisins, black licorice, citric hops, and fresh oats. Spongy-soft carbonic texture caresses the palate. Watery to a degree, but full and unfiltered. Moist tobacco is richened by a lush and cakey underlay of oats and snappy burnt cookies. Harsh roast teases the palate but possesses enough briskness to slice through the silky body and lend a crunchy bitterness. Flowery hop flavors mesh with the dark fruity esters and zingy malt acidity and vivify the cleanly extracted malts. Hefty dose of malt-derived caramel and nut flavors brightly exude at the center and contribute to the wonderfully oily and chewy body. Closes with some slippery dried-plum esters as well as some velvety oat textures and flavors which cushion the omnipresence of crunchy and gritty roast. Dryish espresso bitterness meshes with the faint hop bitterness as oily oats cling to the palate and perpetually linger alongside bits of burnt malt hulls. Very true to style, and thankfully its beefy enough to satisfy a serious malt craving. Needs a tad less acidity, though, in order to bang with the best of em.


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