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RATINGS: 1863   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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3.4
User57106 (246) - - NOV 30, 2007
Bottled, consumed on 11/30/07. Pours a deep brown mocha color. Not very carbonated; only a thin head formed and was gone fast. Toasted malts in nose along with chocolate aroma. Tingly, intense sensation on tongue upon drinking. Mellow roasted flavors carry over into flavor as mild coffee, along with nearly-hidden traces of red grapes. Odd this is called a sweet stout, as it is not especially sweet. Lingering astringent finish has slight bitterness. If it weren’t for the serious parching, it would be pretty laid back. Not sure I like this one too much.

3.1
Christian (13759) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
Black with a big and lasting, frothy, off-white head. Chocolate, biscuit in the aroma, not very complex. Grainy, roast flavour, thin initially, with a nice roast finish.

3.4
faroeviking (11026) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Tasting @ thewolf. Pours pitch black with a big creamy light brown well lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and oat. Very good mouthfeel. The flavour has plenty of roasted malt, and chocolate, some coffee, oat and some bitterness. Dry roasty chocolate finish with a slight bitterness.

3.3
thewolf (12712) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle @ tasting at my place.
[thank you, after4ever]
Pours deep deep - almost black with a great beige creamy head. Aroma is oats, dark chocolate. The oats are very apparent. Mouthfeel is initially quite lively, but turns much more creamy. Flavour has oats, chocolate, biscuit (a touch of metal), weak coffee. But the overall impression is a bit lacking and the oats are far too apparent.

3.5
Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12oa bottle. deep rich dark color, small thin head. nice roasty aroma, with a nice chocolate aftertaste. very tasty

3.5
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Badgerben’s Cellar Reduction night. Nice black color with oatmeal on the nose. Roasted oatmeal flavor.

3.3
milewide (2287) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Almost black color. Medium head and body. Not as sweet as many sweet stouts. Roasted malt aroma and taste.

3.8
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2007
12 oz. bottle, no freshness date, blurb on the back label, sampled in a pint glass. Poured a nice looking blackish brown with frothy tan head that slowly settled into a thin lacing of creamy foam. Small amount of ringed laced sticking. Aromatic stout nose, sweet from the oatmeal, powdery cocoa and fresh light colored morning coffee, not bitter dark roasted coffee, but mildly roasted light coffee. The smooth mildly roasted coffee flavor continues in the taste with an accompanying dash of vanilla-like cream. Traces of bittersweet chocolate comes out in the middle. The hops are presence through out the taste, sort of an oily flowery citrus. Finishes mildly bitter, a citrus twang that meshes with the roasted malts. Creamy smooth full bodied feel, this stout goes down quite easily. A tasty and balanced oatmeal stout, well worth trying.

3.8
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose was mild. Chewy. Lite sweet followed by bitter chocolate and coffee. NIce balance of bitterness and sweetness. However I would expect a sweet stout to lean more towards the sweet side. I caught a little licorice in the finish. A very good quality beer.

3.7
mansquito (6711) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Pours with a big dark head and a dark, pretty much black, if not totally black, body. There is a definate sweetness in the smell along with chocolate and roasted wonders. Sweet syrupy taste to it with a roasted coffee touch along with a hint of chocolate. Grains noticable as well. Rather good and easy and enjoyable to drink.


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