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Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal StoutBuffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
76
okay

422 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 19.45%


Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
At 7.5% alcohol, this award-winning brew is a true winter warmer. Blueberry Oatmeal Stout has hints of chocolate, oatmeal and fresh blueberries. A wonderful pairing of flavors! Great for the holidays and for those who enjoy discovering new beers.

(Beer added by: dsa7783 on 12-22-2007)
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured (into a tulip) a thin dark brown with a tiny amount of head which quickly disappeared. smells of toasted oats, greek olives.. not getting a blueberry scent aside from smelling the neck of the bottle. yeesh, the taste does not mix well at all. tastes like bitter/sour blueberries, ashes, cedar wood. i was really hoping for a tasty midnight treat but this is almost undrinkable. i'm giving it a 2 for creativity - but really wish it had followed through with what i had in mind (a sweet fruity stout). for a 7.5% stout, the mouthfeel does not fit - it is a light bodied (MAYBE leaning towards medium bodied) very watery low carbonated ale.. more like a porter honestly.

overall i am not happy with this beer. luckily it has a high abv so it wasn't a total waste of money, but i do feel like i've been screwed with a little. i really hope the orange cream ale is a bit better than this one. the aftertaste is almost straight up wooden - which could be a good thing if it were a different wood than cedar which leaves its presence strongly.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 06:09:33 | More by facundoCNB
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brantadid

New Jersey

2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured black with an 1 1/2 inch head. Great head retention and excellent lacing.

Tons of Blueberry in the nose. some malt come through later with some bitter notes.

Blueberry in the nose is hardly reflected in the taste. Some faint blueberry on the front palate which are quickly replaced by burnt malt flavors. Almost an immediate bitterness on the med palate which is present on the back palate as well. Some faint fruit in the finish...might be blueberry.

Moderate carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation helps to cut come of the stickiness.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 22:55:53 | More by brantadid
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with barely a ring of too-white foam around the top that fizzles away. Aroma is blueberry and cardboard - with extra cardboard.

First sip is... oddly spiced. I swear I'm picking up cinnamon and clove flavors. Also, there is a strange lingering non-hop bitterness - quite harsh. You can kind of taste the blueberry in the back a little, but barely.

What I don't taste is the real problem. No malty sweetness, no roasted bitterness, no hops, and a thin mouthfeel to boot. There should be a nice smooth, silky mouthfeel from the oatmeal, but that is lacking as well.

Drinkability suffers due to the strange bitter aftertaste and lack of balancing sweetness. This is not the first sub-par beer that I've had from this brewery (see pumpkin ale). Will be extremely wary of them in the future.

Do not recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 04:07:11 | More by FickleBeast
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I didn't know Mr. Cody was a brewer... Anyway, this stuff pours a midnight garnet topped by a finger of relatively short-lived khaki foam. The nose comprises blueberry syrup, blackened pretzel, and, oddly enough, pancake batter. The taste is a harsh double penetration, with artificial blueberry on one side and a starkly bitter helping of burnt malts on the other. You have to be into this sort of thing, and I guess you can count me out of that particular fetish group. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a fluid feel, and a dry finish. Overall, this stuff just didn't do it for me. Though things were placid enough in the smell, the flavors clash painfully, and it's unsure whether or not they would have tasted better apart from each other anyway. Add to that an oatmeal stout base that's just way too thin and not very creamy, and you have a rather subpar beer on your hands, son.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 20:11:03 | More by TMoney2591
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

When I first opened the bottle, it was like opening a very high carbonated soda with lots of noise! Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick head that took forever to dissipate. I have never seen this before. The aroma was pleasing with like a wheat blueberry pie. Just one sip and your mouth filled up with the carbonation! Damn Sam! Didn't taste too bad but the excessive carbonation killed it overall. Ended up poring the last 1/4 in the sink.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 22:01:22 | More by BeerWithMike
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The BB Blueberry Oatmeal Stout poured black with a tiny foam head and not much lacing. Quick dissipating head.

The aroma had a faint blueberry smell to it and not much more. It was pretty bitter and a little sour. In the mouth it left a bittering note on the top of the mouth. Overall it seem very thin, lacked smoothness I am used to with an oatmeal stout. The label was more appealing than the beer itself. The 7.5 percent abv is pretty well hidden. It is worth a try but I won't be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 00:31:52 | More by cswhitehorse
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claminat420

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-poured a typical stout dark color. surprised it doesn't have a reddish purplish color considering the blueberries. nice hearty two and a half finger off white/light brown colored head.

S- all i smell is the blueberries and the alcohol.

T- not alot going on with this brew. the blueberry just chills in the back which i thought was going to be more dominant. no real malt presence which bums me out.

M- light bodied. a little to much carbonation for my taste.

D- i'm glad i only bought a single.

Overall- i'm not a stout fan but i thought i'd give this one a try considering my favorite stout is dark horse's tres. to me when i think of stout i think of malts and theres no malt taste to this beer. i say buy a single first or don't even waste your money.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 04:33:45 | More by claminat420
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: pretty much pitch black opaque body. one finger brownish white head looks frothy. retention is good and there is some lacing.

S: the aroma is a lot of sugar. some from the stout of it all and most from the fruit in there. the sources of lacto vary, but otherwise a bit one note. meh.

T: the flavor starts with the blueberries. sort of unpleasant. the transition is odd. a little metallic even. then quickly turns into a stout. roasted grain. chocolate. tons of sweetness

M: fizz is low. lazy. medium body.

D: i couldnt imagine drinking more than one of these. one sip is moderately pleasant, the next makes me cringe. i boo this offering. too much of a gimick then a beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 01:53:26 | More by Jimmys
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whiterascal

Arizona

2.48/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: dark blackish, very little head that disappeared quickly
S: blueberry and sweetness
T: dark malty beer with blueberry sweetness. I enjoyed the first sip and the second a little less... and then the third not at all. It now reminds me of something awful that I can't place. I want to say medicine, but I just can't figure it out.
M: thinnish

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 01:45:47 | More by whiterascal
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

2.42/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks for AKBelgianBeast for this one in that I lost the LNBA FF.

A- Dark in the glass, but when poured is very light brown. The tan head is there, but leaves quickly.

S- The blueberry is there, and smells like blueberry pie. There is a nice chocolate smell coming through too. It isn't a bad smell.

T- Now the blueberry comes though, but it feels like the makers made some random standard "stout recipe" and threw blueberries into it. The stout portion isn't developed very well and this has a real acrid bitter taste to it. The blueberry flavor is there for sure, so that part has come though, but this bitterness just kills the whole thing all together. I know dark beers and fruit are a great idea, but make sure you have a rocken dark beer recipe for a backbone to allow the fruit flavor to fall back upon. If not it just becomes this crap beer with fruit flavor, making this just a mess.

M- Medium bodied, with carbination, but the bitterness is not a pleasant mouthfeel. Kinda drys out the tongue too.

D- Yeah you can drink this, but I wouldn't advise in buying it.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 00:57:13 | More by Wetpaperbag
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Tons of foam. Looks like a black lager. Some blue tint to this as well.

Smell: Fresh blueberries.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely sour and bitter. Mostly fake blueberries with some flavorless oatmeal.

Overall Drinkability: This tastes very dreadful. Everything else is ok though.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:44:01 | More by tjsdomer2
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Keager

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got a 6 pack of bottles, first one not quite cold, so it went down the drain when it got too warm for my taste. Second one turned out to be a little better, but still searching for that blueberry taste. Not the best blueberry I've had. Should of only grabbed one and let it chill properly.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 23:37:12 | More by Keager
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Koufax21

New Mexico

2.38/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown and puts up a 1" tan head. Smells of blueberries (surprise, surprise) and mild chocolate, with the oats giving it a bready aroma. Taste is not that great. If I put a bunch of blueberries in my armpits and ran 10 miles and put the into a beer. This is what I think it would taste like. Somewhat bitter on the palate. Good carbonation. Not the stout I reach for if I got a hankerin' for one.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 22:39:12 | More by Koufax21
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buschbeer

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It was a murky brown. It looks like it had chunks of yeast floating in it. It was topped with two inches of tan head.

S - It got the blueberry, but there was something off about the smell.

T - I got the blueberry again. I also got some alcohol. It was a very artificial taste.

M - Moderate

O - The taste was terrible. It tasted like blueberry, alcohol, and plastic. I would not drink this crap again.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 18:05:13 | More by buschbeer
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psycle

New York

2.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This pours a dark brown in color. Not much of a head. Faint smell of blueberries but thats it. Now the taste was not very good. Initially the blueberries hit you but then the finish is almost medicinal. Could not really taste much of any oatmeal stout. Medium to thin in body.

Hopes were high since I love blueberries as well as stouts but this I will not be drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 05:13:39 | More by psycle
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marqoid

Arizona

2.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.
A: Very dark with a thin head with little retained.
S: Ugh, artificial blueberry and sweet malts.
T: Double ugh, more artificial tasting blueberry with little roasted malt, but lots of sweetness. The sweetness does not come from the blueberry and this make the beer disjointed.
M: Thin, but the sweetness makes it difficult to drink.
O: I picked this up for my wife, but then read some good reviews and figured I'd try it myself. This was not good and quickly became a drain pour for me. This makes e thik something like blueberry koolaid added to Guinness.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 05:31:40 | More by marqoid
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jsisko01

Michigan

2.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours a dark brownish/black color with a VERY small frothy tan head.. Has thin lacing.

Smell - Strong scent of blueberries that mostly drowns out everything else. I also

Taste - Toasted malts up front, with blueberries and a hint of chocolate. Quite bitter with a strong alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with high carbonation.

Overall - To be honest.. I can't stand this beer lol. Maybe it's just because I don't like stouts, but I thought this one would be different. I didn't really taste any oatmeal either.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 03:23:51 | More by jsisko01
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Floydster

California

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My dad bought a six pack of this stuff from the store, after recently visiting their brewery and tasting most of what they had to offer, I was not exactly jumping for joy to try a bottle but I got around to it and today, poured into a Stone pint glass, color is dark brown color with purple highlights, thin vanilla colored head that lasted about five minutes, not much lacing, read that there was thirty pounds of blueberries in each batch and I believe it after sticking my nose in my glass, pretty much dominates except for a little bit of roasted malt and artificial sweetness, taste was straight fruit at first, then faded into some dark malts but not many, it is a bit tart and it does not work at all with the other flavors, just too sweet, mouthfeel is mostly cloyingly sweet with some roastiness, medium bodied, pretty flat as far as carbonation goes, could not drink more than six ounces of it, just finished pouring the rest down the drain, another beer I would never drink again from these guys, probably will steer clear of this brewery period in the future, not recommended

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 01:08:35 | More by Floydster
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Dark pour with no head to speak of, like blueberry juice and dark rootbeer. Smells sweet, not much else. A piney and woody taste up front with a sweet noticeable blue berry back, actually more complex than I thought it would be. Complex but not entirely pleasant. Good mouthfeel, medium bodied and plenty of small medio carbonation. Not too drinkable. Maybe one was enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 07:43:44 | More by JoeAmerican77
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Domingo

Colorado

2.15/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

My local CB& Potts makes a great blackberry stout, so I had high hopes for this.
Pours a pretty thick dark brown to black color with only a little bit of head.
Smells like a mild (dry Irish'esque) stout with blueberry essence. Not too bad so far.
The taste is weird. The blueberries hit up front, but they aren't really very sweet. The stout flavors are almost non-existant and I pick up a wave of (out of place) hops in the finish. There's also something that just tastes "off" in the finish. The Sunset Wheat blueberry flavors are much better than these and the stout base is pretty weak. It tastes like a homebrew gone wrong.
I finished one glass without too much of a problem, but I'm regretting this six-pack already. My wife flat-out couldn't stand it.
I won't be revisiting this one and I bet this 6-pack lasts a while.
There are definitely worse options, and I admire the idea, but the result is a bit of a bust. This score is probably inflated a little because I wanted to like this.

EDIT: Future tastings of this are actually making me think it's even worse. The hops in the finish combined with that "off" (burnt plastic?) flavor really make this a complete dud. I normally don't change reviews, but every subsequent bottle has made me think this was even worse than the last. Worst beer I've had in years.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 18:00:38 | More by Domingo
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doughanson78

Washington

2.13/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Medium brown pour. Super dark brown and very light on the edges. One finger light tan head with good retention and great lacing.

S: Big blueberries. Kind of a metallic blueberry aroma. Slight caramel, chocolate, and roasted notes.

T: Light caramel and chocolate on the tip of the tongue. Big blueberries dominate. Very artificial. You can almost taste the can they were in. The metallic flavors are bitter. A touch of sweetness comes towards the finish, along with oatmeal and big alcohol. Big for a 7.5% beer. Not much of an alcohol sting but just a rubbing alcohol taste.

M: Light body, bordering on watery. Not much else besides a light alcohol sting lingering on the tongue and in the throat.

O: My first Buffalo Bill's beer and disappointed. I think I've heard good things about their pumpkin ale. This was pretty bad. Not much works with this beer at all. Not a drain pour, but damn close. Definitely stay away, unless you need the tic.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 00:42:11 | More by doughanson78
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Portertime

Florida

2.1/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a rich dark chocolate hue with smells of blueberry pie filling complete with a doughy crust. Taste is flat, burnt and unappealing. Blueberry is hardly noticeable and the rich roastiness I enjoy in a stout is virtually none existent. Mouthfeel is is stinging. The enjoy by 2/15/13 and today being 3/3 may be a clue. Drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 02:01:03 | More by Portertime
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

1.99/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I Purchased this in a Mix Six pack . I Picked 2 bottles of this beer, regretting that now.Fair amount of white looking sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Poured a white/cocoa 2 finger head which had a rich oatmeal bluberryish smell . A ton of bubbles and fizz , poured into the Fat Tire Tulip glass. The beer was very dark in color .When it took the swisharoo test not much lacing. The beer tasted Like nothing it smelled like. Stout yes, but a very thin style stout. For me the carbonation was out of freaking control.Berry Flavor was way in the back of the taste for me and the front was a faint oatmeal almost ale type flavor?Overall I did not enjoy this myself, but maybe someone who is just getting into fruit style stouts might enjoy this . Happy Hump Day!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 15:59:02 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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MoustacheHero

Colorado

1.95/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I usually love Buffalo Bill. Their Orange Blossom is superb, but this product needs work.

The bottle may have spent some time at the local liquor store, but I would hope they tested for settling or protein coagulation. Upon pouring the bottle into a glass the beer looked like a snow globe, and no amount of stirring, swirling, etc would break up the globs of blueberry mush, or whatever it was. I wasn't afraid to drink it (I'm the kind of guy who drinks chicha) but it was pretty horrifying. I actually got on here tonight to see if anyone else saw this. To the rating!

a: Horrifying protein, or blueberry, or yeasy or whatever haze. Would make a new beer drinker think it was unsafe.

s: Mild toasty notes familiar to a stout.

t: Flat stout taste with hints of fruity esters.

m: Thin for an oatmeal stout, thickened by haze globs.

d: I won't be going back with out all my gaurds up.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 01:47:00 | More by MoustacheHero
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samie85

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A-Pours a dark brown color with three fingers of light brown sugar head. Glad to see it's not a fake-looking shade of purple.

S-Smells of a bit of cocoa and some ripe blueberries on the finish.

T-There's a weird medicinal bitterness that I'm associating with the blueberry, along with some rubbing alcohol on the finish.

M-This feels really thin, although smooth, with moderate carbonation and a distracting alcohol warmth.

D-The weird bitterness along with the the rubbing alcohol and the complete lack of any malt notes render this one almost totally undrinkable. Had to drain-pour this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 03:19:40 | More by samie85
Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.