jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2001
Almost black with a short lived light brown head. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Rich bubbly mouthfeel. Nice oatmeal profile with hints of chocolate , coffee and unfortunatley...celery or something similar. Not a bad drink though, smooth and drinkable. Could use more work. Does get more enjoyable as it warms. TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
Yep, it's an oatmeal stout alright!..................................... heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Quite roasty, with liquorice and raisiny flavors as well as a sweetish finish. This is a very crisp stout. Holy Mackerel99 (17) - USA - NOV 7, 2001
This beer can be very good, but more often than not, it is not good, in my experience.
Up until about 3 years ago, Barney Flats in 22oz. bottles was a
nicely flavored oatmeal stout, with a pleasant nose, good mouth feel, and a slightly sweet ,roasty taste.
Now it tastes and smells like vinegar most of the time.
What happened? I don't know, but if they fixed it, I would rate this brew
much higher. Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2001
Very dark, but not overwhelming. Quite sweet with lots of caramel. Well carbonated with more hops presence than I would otherwise expect for this beer.
dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2001
Smelled weird, i dont know exactly what but it wasnt right. Head faded faster than the Phillies from the pennant race. Watery, thin, weak chocolate flavor masked by a light hop bitterness. fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 23, 2001
Quick head, thick brown color to head and body. It doesn't taste as bad as it smells. But it has and odd chocolate/vegetabletaste. Definately needs something else in the taste department. Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 23, 2001
Hops and celery salt dominate the aroma. Mocha and hops flavoring, with a chocolate and celery aftertaste. Seems incomplete. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2001
Somewhat light roasty malt aroma. Seemingly adequate carbonation for an oatmeal stout. Exceedingly dark opaque color. Rather light in body, but has some pleasant enough coffeeish oatmeal and malt flavors intermingling. It's almost like a porter... Aftertaste is also rather surprisingly thin, but not bad. This stout is not a big beer. I do like it okay, though.
fraternie (1021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2001
An above average oatmeal stout, not quite as smooth as some of my favorites but a decent malt flavor followed by medium bitterness. Could use a little bit more hop balance, the malt flavor quickly disappears.