RATINGS: 1898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L & 80L), Roasted Barley, Munich, Chocolate, Oats

Columbus, Northern Brewer

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
Roasted coffee and chicory aromas, deep brown, slight red at the sides, small cappuccino head. Milky, chocolate taste, quite bitter, a tad thin, fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
Buffalo Brewfest 04. Black pour, tan head. A decent hoppy aroma. Lots of bitterness in taste, with a full bodied oatmeal/grain taste. Sweet finish, creamy and very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (3079) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Pours very dark, very black. Aroma is that of roasted coffee, as well as some chocolate. Flavor up front is of sweet chocolate. Finish is sweet with a little bit of roasted malt flavor. Not extremely roasted, more on the sweet side. Quite a tasty little stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Tap. A very decent oatmeal stout. Full head, tan colored. Smooth body, very creamy. Medium full in body. Sweet flavors of malt and a mildly bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2115) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Tasted at Buffalo Brewfest: Pour was black with a dark tan frothy head. All subtle flavors. Sweet, Creamy and Delicious. A great oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2004
bottled. coffee aroma. flavour reminded me of grandfathers salted porridge. quite dry and pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours an opaque black color with a full and creamy brown head. Head diminished, but it retained a fine layer and some sticky lace. Aroma is light: malt, roasted grains and a hop background. Flavor has a sweet start and a hop finish. Roasted flavors come out later: interesting and subtle, not a complex taste, but interesting. Mouthfeel was lighter than expected: light to medium bodied with some effervescence and a dry finish. IMHO: A much better balanced stout than I expected. Not an over-the-top-hop experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
Oily black pour, small coffee colored head. Good malty aroma with appropriate coffee-ish, chocolatey and roasty nuances. Oily medium body, low carbonation level. Well developped roasty character, good expressive flavors and not as sweet as I expected fortunately. Good take on the style and my favorite from Anderson Valley for now.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (700) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Poured a large brown head. Didnt stay huge long but it did last the entire beer. Mild lacing. Real light chocolate and chemical smell. Very slight chocolate taste and almost a vinegar aftertaste. I am not impressed with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Second Anderson Valley. Boont was very good. This one also is a very nice stout. Big chocolate flavor with a little bitter kick. Coffee and Hop/malt flavors. Smooth and drinkable for a stout. California sure makes some fine brews. Glad Im heading out there next month. Watch out because quality micros from Cali are the quarry Ill be hunting on my safari.

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