argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Black body with brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roasty, some cherry. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roasty, some cherry. Medium body. beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2002
A little thin on the palate, but very good flavor. Smooth and easy to drink. This is probably domestic Oatmeal Stout I've tried, but still not as good as the Sam Smith's. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2002
Great choco/coffee roasted flavor. Very smooth. Very nice on the palate--seemed almost fizzy, very pleasant sensation. 666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
Nice head. Good aroma not as bitter as Guinness. I enjoyd this one.......... Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2003 Very dark black with a small brown head. Roasted coffee aroma and flavor. Thin for a stout.
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.