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RATINGS: 1860   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark ruby color. There’s a nice two finger head with a khaki shade that caps the body off nicely. Retention is good, texture is great, and plenty of lacing is left behind. This one looks damn good. S: This is what I’d want a solid oatmeal stout to smell like: decent chocolate notes, plenty of roast, and oatmeal to tie everything together. No twists or turns, just a really good aroma. T: It starts with a bit of cola flavor. The finish, though, is excellent: it’s chocolaty, roasty, and bitter in all the right ways. While simplistic, it really makes good use of what it has to deliver an enjoyable experience. M: Yes, this is rather thin in body. The rich flavor means this is still a good one to savor. But man...if it had a full body, that would really take it over the top. I still enjoy how creamy it is in the mouth, and there’s only enough carbonation to help it go down well. O: Oh yeah, now this is the stuff. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn enjoyable - it would be in the 4+ range if it weren’t so thin or overly cola-flavored. I would definitely buy this again.


3.6
rumproasts (5422) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2017
bottle. Near black with one finger head. Solid oatmeal stout. Light cocoa, smooth oaty nature. It’s a very good representation of the style, and yet I’m kind of bored at the same time. Probably says more about me than the beer.

3
FireGlider (608) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 8, 2017
Dark brown color with small brown head. Weak burnt malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Dry and light chocolate aroma in aftertaste.

3.1
Hrc_Cro (551) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2017
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with small brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is bitter and little sweet.

3
wilde_joost59 (159) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2017
Bottle at home. The foam disappears very quickly. Almost black color. Didn’t liked this one very much.

3.4
ironcontra (332) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Bit more cocoa flakes than usual, roast, low bod - fairly light and thin but I reckon that’s par for the course for an OS, bread in the aroma, although felt rather lightly. Unobtrusive, but solid

3.2
ChadPolenz (1827) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2017
DOB: 3/28/17

2015 BJCP Category: 16B Oatmeal Stout

AROMA: Moderately strong fruity aroma (e.g. raisins, red fruits). Moderately coffee & vanilla presence. Faint diacetyl; possible oxidation - but these characteristics are not distracting. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Seemingly opaque black with clear garnet highlights. Large tan frothy foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Mild palette initially. Subdued notes of fruit. Becomes quite bitter at the apex with coffee and roasted malt flavor. Finishes rather sweet with genuine oatmeal taste. Leaves a tobacco/roasted coffee aftertaste. Minor presence of oxidation. No distinctive hop flavor or bitterness. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Very smooth and comfortable, but feels slightly watery. Seems much more sessionable strength than 5.8% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A valiant effort for the style, but comes up a bit short. It is at least satisfactory. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 32/50

3.9
zbyszek_cz (101) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Piana bardzo wysoka, drobna, beżowa. Zapach słodki, waniliowy, rodzynki, susoszna śliwka, lekko kwaskowaty. W smaku gładkie, pełne, gęste. Lekko kwaskowate od słodów palonych. Trochę wanilli. Goryczka nieduża ale wyczuwalna. Bardzo dobrze ułożone.

3.5
colui72 (1053) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2017
Pours black with very low carbonation, small tan head that vanished after 10 seconds. No lacing. Aroma of roasted barley and red wine (!). Tastes well roasted barley, oats, slightly tart, dark fruits, medium bitter towards the finish. Light body, thin feel, flat, long finish. An average stouts, tastes actually good but it’s too thin and watery.

3.3
Fisler (565) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2017
Dunkel, wenig Schaum. In der Nase Röstaroma. Im Trunk Kaffee, cremig, süß, süffig. Hinten nur etwas bitter. Schönes Sommerstout.

3.8
olenickj (114) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle. Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, dough, vanilla. App: black, minimal tan head. Taste: surprisingly sweet, almost sour in its bite, a bit of coffee and chocolate. Palate: medium-full feel, fairly long finish. Overall: A bit odd for a stout, good, but different.


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