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RATINGS: 1877   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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3.3
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2006
12 OZ bottle via HOPSCOTcH (thanks!).Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, lactose, oats and a bit of roastiness. Taste is mostly roasted chocolate and oats with some mild hops in the finish. Over carbonated. An ok oatmeal stout.

3.2
bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2006
bottled. One of the stouts in blind tasting. Pours an opaque black with a thin off-white head. Aroma of coffee and smoke. Med-light body and light carbonation. Some roasty malt and coffee in the taste. Dry finish with a bit more coffee. OK, but hard to get excited about this one.

2.9
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours jet black with a light tan head. Smells a little sour and funky; possibly a bad bottle and I’ll definitely re-rate given the opportunity. Thin, watery body; not much happening there--light carb. A little foot and some sour funk on the palate as well; some subdued chocolate and roast are there. Dry finish; nearly vacant.

3.6
LinusStick (3537) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2006
A good, if not light stout. This is a beer for winter. This beer makes you want to replace chestnuts with malt roasting on an open fire. Has the richness of a stout without the lingering aftertaste.

3.6
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Chocolately and light roasted malt aroma. Very dark in appearance with a solid brown head. Smooth palate--but not very full. Evenly balanced flavors with a good dose of roasted malt.

3.7
AcctError43480 (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Not a bad stout. Pours black with malty aroma. Flavor is sweet malt with coffee tones, finish is more bitter than some other oatmeal stouts, but still a very enjoyable brew.

3.6
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Seemed like a pretty standard stout. Somewhat of a piney aroma. Poured a thick black with a dark head. Nice chocolate malt flavoring balanced with a bitter dryness. Overall, it was above average, but not great.

3.9
Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Delicious appearance. It is dark and creamy appearing with a late forming small dark tan head. The aroma is sweet malt and roastiness which is what you would expect out of a stout. Body is middle of the road for the style. Flavor is robust and is sweet malt with some coffee. Didn’t taste any chocolate here. There is some late bitterness and a nice zestiness in the mouth throughout. This was a great drinking beer.

3.7
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle: Pours a nice dark (black) color with a medium tan head that diminshed rather quickly. Smell is a nice sweet and smooth smell. I note a bit of chocolate and a touch of coffee in here. It almost smells like there may be a tad bit of honey in there as well. Taste has a nice soft coffee feel to it, with a touch of chocolate. It has a very nice smooth texture to it. This is not overwhelming, but seems to be lacking just a bit in flavor, but very good none the less.

3.5
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006
12 oz bottle shared with StompBrockmore - pours black with a frothy brown head. Good. Lots of oats right away in the nose, plus that smoky roasted barley and dark chocolate malts. Some hints of espresso in there too. The taste is much the same, but ultra smooth and SWEEEET, MAN. Really drinkable for a stout, almost could be a session if the well-hidden alcohol didn’t knock you on yer ass after a few. And then it slips down your throat and that’s all she wrote - short and sweet. Literally.


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