overall
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96
style
RATINGS: 1898   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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3.1
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.5
   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

4
   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.

3.7
   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.

2.3
   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.

3.7
   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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