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RATINGS: 1900   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
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
22 oz bottle. A year old? Dark brown with a boistrous sepia head. No lace. Musty grapes, coffee and crayons. Tangy chocolate with tongue-biting carb. Smooths into orange oatmeal cookies. Crisp and very drinkable. I really like this CA take on a sweet stout.

4
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Black; coffee-colored head; roasty chocolate nose; sweet oats, milky but roasted malt flavor. Full bodied, rich flavor.

3.4
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
I am usually a huge fan of Oatmeal Stouts/Sweet Stouts, but this one was not my favorite. Aroma was sweet and roasty. Pours black with a brown head. I did not think it was anywhere near as complex as the previous dude, but whatever. It was very roasty, had a nice sweet malty character, as well as notes of vanilla and a nice mild black coffee bitterness. It finishes dry and sweet. Had a nice hefty mouthfeel, but although nice and pleasant, nothing stood out as spectacular.

4.4
Dynamind69 (29) - San Miguel, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
This may be the best oatmeal stout I have had yet pours deep black,nice aroma of ripe pears and a superb flavor like dark chocolate and black cherries.I will buy this one again.This was worth every penny.Spread the news Anderson Valley Brewing Co. is making some of the best brews in World.Impressive!

3.3
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
12 oz bottle procured from Friar Tucks Peoria, IL. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted malts and sweet creamy oats in the aroma. Taste of roasted malts, creamy with lightly burnt flavors. Pretty sweeet stout.

5
Tejas (1006) - 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.

3.6
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2007
First brew purchased from these guys, took the bottle’s advice and had this for dessert. Pours a deep brown almost black with little to no head, brown carbonation ring instead. Aroma is light and not as strong as expected but it is sweet with hints of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is a deep roasted flavor that finishes sweet like eating a semi-sweet chocolate chip. Mouth feel is a bit too thin in my opinion. Good dessert beer though.

3.7
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Large dark brown head into black body. Good lacing. Chocolate, coffee, and burnt malts present in the aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Okay oatmeal.

3.1
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2007
roasted malt and licorice aroma; black ale with a small dark brown, disappearing head; roasted flavor, with a slight sweetness--could be a bit sweeter and richer for my taste; finish is a bit thin and short

4.2
BREWMUSKCLES (2671) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2007
mellow bitter composite makes this a really good one. cherry dessert wine infused and some brandy. real classy. still refreshing and a bit... watery. so out of the expresso,coffee,chocolate,molasses that we know we have with all of these stouts. daring and different. due to the quality tastes and freshness combined with the easy drinkability i cannot find any reason to go below a 4 on this beer! this could easily make a stout guy out of this hop head. mellows well in the glass. barely a hint of alcohol, this is what you drink when things are good and when they go bad. bravo! excellent bitter on the finish - there - then gone.


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