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RATINGS: 1860   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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3.7
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 dark nutty smell. flavors of burnt malt and mild chocolate with a slightly sweet finish. nice hops on the end. decent brew, thin enough to drink a lot of.

3
zootfinster (220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Nice tasting. Nothing too great. Nice sweet flavor Could be a little more malty Enjoyable. The oatmealcutss some of the normal bitterness

3.2
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Had as 22 ounce. Solid, nothing origonal. Earthy, chocolate, maybe a bit of coffee. Decent brew, I’d buy it again.

3.3
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Apperance aint bad...but otherwise, a run of the mill stout. Not much going on and pretty thin. A nice steppin stone to the bigger beers!

2.9
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours black, medium tan head. Hmmmm.....interesting aroma, some bitter chocolate and metallic and tangy. Same tangyness as some of their other beers. Taste is smoke, burnt coffee, bitter chocolate. Thin and silky. A little watery in the finish, slight bitterness and smoke. Not one of my favs.

3.8
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
650 mL bottle. Aroma of choclate and oats. Taste of chocolate, oats, and molasses, which transitions to a smokey roastiness and finishes bitter-sweet and semi-dry. Bottle cap said, "You ARE Worthy!" Humble Bastards.

3
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2007
Peripherals: Ruby brown and glowing in the glass with a large, beautiful fluffy tan head. Smells sweet and buttery, but weak. First cut: Thin, with a burst of sour grape flavor in the middle. Watery texture. Deeper: Tries to get dry on the end, but doesn’t really succeed, having to overcome the impression of wateriness; however, there is a vaguely roasty flavor on the end. It’s interesting, not necessarily like other oatmeal stouts I’ve had (lacks that mustly oatsy quality). Sampled at a gathering of TN Ratebeerians a couple months ago; thanks to whoever brought it (didn’t write down who).

3.7
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
This could make a great baseline or starter beer for someone looking to explore sweet stouts. Not a bad session beer either it is pretty easy drinking. Thin body, slight head. Smells of raosted malts, coffee & oates. Flavors are similar with some sweetness and chocolatey malts. Overall it’s a tasty, easy to find above average stout.

2.3
cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
(Bottle) Aroma sweet, not particularly strong, like mildly roasted oats. Flavour, sweet, too much so. Fairly heavy and thick, and very flat. I do not notice the "dry finish" that other reviewers mention--to me, this lacks the dry bitterness that is essential in this type of beer. Although there weren’t many strongly objectionable qualities, overall I thought that this was a weak, bland beer was far from impressive.

3.4
hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bomber - Smooth pour into a goblet, dark mohogany and maroon colors around the edges, with a near-black center. Disappointing head that remained as a thin film on the edges for most of sipping. Aroma of smokey malts, light roastiness, gingerbread and chocolates. Its says oatmeal stout, I got the rolled oats in the flavor, but to me it was pretty subtle. Pretty sweet and dry finish with low alcohol. Not bad at all, worth a try, but I prefer the Imperials


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