Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout - Buffalo Bill's Brewery
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Reviews by StarlightSeraph:
3.98/5 rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours dark brown, with two fingers of off-white head that subsides fairly quickly. Light can be seen shining through the beer when held up to the light. Lots of lacing.
Smell: A nice blend of blueberries and chocolatey, sweet malt. Some nutty notes as well. The blueberry is definitely present, but not overpowering. Very nice.
Taste: A mild acidic bite from the oatmeal, backed by a mild sweetness from the blueberries. There is a fairly strong bitterness throughout the beer, though I can't distinguish if it's from roasted malts or from hops. A mild malt sweetness and a hint of blueberries on the finish. The overall flavor is mild, and the blueberry influence is subtle.
Mouthfeel: Good body, and good carbonation. Usually I like imperial stouts thicker, but for the combination of flavors, it works.
Drinkability: I was surprised to find out this one was an Imperial stout, with a 7.50 ABV. I thought it was much, much lighter. This tastes much more like a normal stout, with blueberry flavors. It doesn't have the depth of flavor to really be considered an Imperial. This beer tastes like one I could enjoy several of, but the high ABV prevents that. That being said, I really, really enjoyed this.
I liked this beer a lot. If this were a normal American Stout and not an Imperial, my ratings would be even higher.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2010 22:40:01 | More by StarlightSeraph
More User Reviews:
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.