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RATINGS: 1871   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
TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, 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 it’s beefy enough to satisfy a serious malt craving. Needs a tad less acidity, though, in order to bang with the best of ‘em.

3.4
lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours basically black with a big big lasting light brown head. Roasty bitter smell, but it was quite light for a stout. Taste is rich, smooth, creamy, and roasty, with a traditional oatmeal stout like flavor. Very indicitave of the style, and even though it wasn’t bad at all, I like the other 3 oatmeals I’ve had a bit to quite a bit better. Not too strongly flavored, and it is lacking a bit of needed sweetness, I think. A decent beer, but nowhere near as good as Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal.

3.2
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Draft. Not a big stout by any means; sweet and dry on the palate, not a whole lot of body to fill the mouth. After initial poor, almost no head.

3.9
Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Nice large dense creamy head of very fine bubbles. Frothy on top and light brown in color. Roasty and milky aroma with some milk chocolate, grains and a bit of dark fruit hidden in there. Color is a very, very dark brown. Flavor is smooth and creamy and roasty. Little bit of bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. Very easy drinking with a medium body. Finished creamy and roasty with a lingering chocolate flavor. A pretty good oatmeal stout.

3.9
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2007
22oz Bomber - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Deep dark black nectar of the Stout Gods. The deep heavy dark malts and rich chocolte, toffee, coffee aromoa and flavor where awesome. The beer was one I love to drink over and over. Cold this beer is awesome. One of the best Oatmeal stouts i have ever had.

3.3
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: January 13, 1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black with whispy head
Aroma: sweet roasted calmel aroma
Body: rich body
Flavor: roasted oat flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste

Date: June 07, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, light sweetness, touch of dark chocolate
Body: creamy oily oatmeal body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, milky caramel sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.4
Icommonsewer (125) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
there was a bit of hype surrounding this stout here in Tucson, but I’m afraid that this brew didn’t quite live up... it is pleasant enough tho, with its robust, bitter chocolate flavo

4
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2007
I really enjoy this beer. It’s a bit simple and a little thin, but it is really pleasant to drink. Light roast aroma and sweet malty flavor. It’s a bit like chocolate skim milk. I could drink tubs of this.

3.7
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
pours black with a huge three finger fluffy dark brown head. aroma is caramel and chocolate malt and oats with caramel, chocolate, and a little coffee characteristics. has a medium to full body with descent lacing that follows the liquid and just right on the carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with the coffee coming out a bit more. it is sticky, sweet, and a little creamy. it is a little thin here and there for a stout but not bad. also as it warms some of the hops come out to play aroma and flavor wise. and there is a touch of smoke in the aftertaste.

3.9
unrulythings (73) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2007
aroma full of caramel and malt. light on the palate. slightly sweet of chocolate and coffee at first, followed by a bittersweet, dark chocolate finish. lovely sweet stout.


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