Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout - Buffalo Bill's Brewery
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Reviews by ChrisCage:
3.83/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a typical stout color....not quite black, but very dark brown and I can't see much of anything against a white background. The head is a tan color, and isn't all that impressive in terms of thickness, and also settles rather quick into a patchy, albeit dense layer. Lacing is pretty much non existent...overall a somewhat underwhelming look.
S- The primary aroma is of blueberry, both fresh and concentrated candy like versions. There is some other sweet elements noticed, such as caramel, burnt sugar, and dark molasses. There are some tinges of roasty malt and just a slightly boozy smell that reminds me of a liqueur. Not much in terms of traditional stout aromas.
T- The flavors are much better, being much more balanced between sweet and bitter. Of course, the blueberry essence is there, but it is much more subdued and natural tasting. The oatmeal used is much more noticeable, creating a very welcome dryness that lacked in the aroma. Along with this, there is some distinct bitter grain flavors that taste burnt to a point. Overall a nicely flavored stout and great use of the fruit here.
M- Thick to look at and thick on the palate...I really like that balance between fruit and dry stout. It's creamy and really fulfilling...it kind of reminds me of a variation on a dark fruit cake and has hints of a blueberry syrup. Very nice!
O- With the exception of the look and smell, this beer redeemed itself to become quite a nice beverage. Well balanced flavors, not being overly sweet, and a nicely textured mouthfeel, I feel that this is a well done take on a fruity style of stout. One knock I'd give it though is that, especially as it starts to warm, the booze becomes increasingly noticeable in both aroma and taste. Otherwise, a decent brew!
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2011 04:29:54 | More by ChrisCage
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3.93/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I visited Buffalo Bill's once, over the Holiday Break in 2005. I used to have a girlfriend who lived in Hayward when we were stationed in Alameda in the late-1980s. I awoke this morning, ready for my usual repast of oatmeal (maybe with blueberries, I have that) and coffee, only to realize that the dishwasher was running and all of the necessary utensils were inside of it! Desparate times call for desparate measures and so my day begins in earnest. Random thoughts at 0614 (Local, EDT).
From the bottle: "Handcrafted"; "oatmeal stout brewed with blueberries and natural flavor added".
A screw-top!?! Really?!? I just felt like I went to a lot of unnecessary work and to take out my frustration, I nearly inverted the bottle until I realized what I was doing. At base, it is a stout, so if you do not think that there was a pseudo-cascade going on, you are deluding yourself. It settled into a dense finger of deep-tan head that acted as a cap above the beer. Nose was very fruity, very blueberry, and while I do not enjoy them quite as much as when I was a kid, blueberry pie remains my favorite. Ah, sweet blueberries ... Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Mouthfeel was full, kind of creamy, dense with carbonation. The flavor was more blueberry than stout, so depending on your preference, it may or may not work for you. At this hour, it was working for me since I am positive that I would not have wanted a regular stout just now. The blueberry flavor was very evocative of summer and my youth and nostalgic drinking is one of my favorite things to do. Finish was semi-dry, since blueberries do not tend to be downright sweet anyway and when coupled with a non-sweet stout, they negated it being sweet. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 10:29:47 | More by woodychandler
British Columbia (Canada)
3.76/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Buffalo Bill's Brewery 'Blueberry Oatmeal Stout' @ 7.5% served from a 350 ml bottle purchased for $2.65
A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with some ruby red peeking thru a small tan head leaving a minimal lace along the pint
S-some hint of blueberries
T-boozy oatmeal stout
MF-ok carbonation , feels full body
Ov-ok beer , glad I only bought the single bottle ,
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 06:16:27 | More by LampertLand
Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.