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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Anderson Valley - Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
17700 Hwy 253
Boonville, CA USA
Est. 1987

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.7 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Rich dark brown color.
Roasted malt, bready, dark fruit (raisin) and hops.
Tan colored, one finger head is gone in sixty seconds.
Negligible lacing on glass.
Roasted malt dominates the taste. Bits of coffee and dry chocolate play in the background. 
Light to medium bodied. Smooth and easy to drink.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Here's another from the trip out west. Only later did I find out it is also available in Florida in select areas. Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is rave reviewed on some websites. I found it to be a very pleasant, well crafted brew, however it didn't knock my socks off as it did for other reviewers. Still, it's a fine Oatmeal Stout and adheres to the style very well. Is it the best I've had? No. But it is a great measuring stick.

Others have judged it highly. Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout has won several awards. To wit:
So I must be wrong. How about, you try one, and let me know your thoughts?

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