Friday, December 14, 2012

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley (USA - CA - Boonville) 5.8%

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout - Anderson Valley (USA - California - Boonville) 5.8%

Dark brown, opaque really, in a glass. A very thick frothy head with great lacing (see below). A doughy, fresh bread, dark malt coffee flavour with oatmeal thickness, and that just in the aroma! Maybe just a touch of the raisin aroma mentioned on the label.

Coffee, oatmeal, a bit of toffee, dried cherries, a touch of smoke and some wooden hop tones. A slightly watery mouthfeel at times but intermixed with a creamy oatmeal feel; still refreshing with a sweet finish and a smoky aftertaste. A really nice stout with a cool label.

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