Friday, February 8, 2013
Game Day Beer Review: Anderson Valley Brewing Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Barney Flats pours a deep, dark chocolate color with a massive head of mixed-size, mahogany-colored bubbles.
We found a pleasing combination of malt and hops on the nose. The beer smells like coffee.
The roasted malt flavor dominates the first sip -- it tastes a bit like coffee, too, or maybe a rich espresso. The beer has a medium mouthfeel, and a luxuriously silky, dry finish.
This beer is very approachable, and a great version of a style that most people don't drink very often. After having one of these from Anderson Valley Brewing, a favorite here at the corporate office, we ask "Why not?!" A-