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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

461 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 18.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dsa7783 on 12-22-2007

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.
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Photo of Tred420
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was a nice brew very well balanced and not over powering.

Photo of number1bum
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another prize from beating Kevin in fantasy baseball. Thanks man.

Pours black but not quite opaque, slightly reddish at the edges. Nice, creamy tan head on top fills the pint glass and keeps very well, leaving a nice lace and a ton of stick.

Smell has a very nice, authentic blueberry aroma, with notes of chocolate and roasted malt, as well.

Flavor-wise it's slightly acidic and the blueberry flavor is not as nice as the aroma was. Has some roasted malt and a smoky, woodsy bitterness which lingers on the palate. Flavor is ok but it's a little rough around the edges.

Mouthfeel is a decently creamy medium body but it's not as smooth as it could be; suffers from the roughness previously mentioned.

This is decent, but it's not terribly smooth unfortunately. Blueberry aroma is nicer than the flavor. Not bad for a novelty now and again I suppose.

Photo of pzrhsau
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very deep dark brownish blue. In the light, the beer has a nice deep purple/bluish hue. The head was average and did not retain well.
Smell: A very sharp scent of blueberry jelly, and a nice subtle undertone from the oatmeal.
Taste: The blueberry taste has almost a dry characteristic picked up from the oatmeal. And the aftertaste almost makes me think of a wine.
Mouthfeel/drinkability: Good heavy beer that still retains some good sweetness. Lightly carbonated but overall an interesting choice of style.

Photo of beveritt
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: poured form a 12 oz stubby brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label show cartoon like blueberries and describes this as "oatmeal stout brewed with blueberries with natural flavor added." No apparent freshness date. I received this in a Winter Sampler pack. You know you have a reputation as a beer geek when your mom buys you beer for your birthday.

Appearance: Pours with 3/4 finger of tan head. This settles to a thin coating of foam that doesn't quite cover the entire beer. Some lacing. The beer itself is black and opaque. Some sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong blueberry smell upfront. This has undertones of roastiness, but the blueberry smell dominates.

Taste: Very sharp carbonation bite greets the tongue. This is followed by a slightly more mild than the smell blueberry flavor, clear but not overly sweet. Finishes with roasted barley bitterness and hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation level is well above average, almost to the point of detracting from the beer. Body is good.

Drinkability: I enjoyed the blending of this stout, enough fruit to make its presence known without being cloying and enough roasted barley bitterness to balance the fruit without drowning it out.

Photo of IPAchris
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Random pick at Beer Crazy.

It's a nice and cloudy dark red with a copious amount of foam. The aroma has a decent amount of blueberry and a bit of wheat. The taste is more wheat with the blueberry component more noticeable at the end but seeming kind of artificial. It's quite smooth and the 7.5% doesn't come on fast. It's decent.

Photo of Furlinator
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque dark brown. The 1/2 inch tan head fades to a cap on top and leaves curtains of lace.

The smell is of roasted dark malt, cocoa, faint blueberry and earthy hops.

The taste is of roasted dark malt, chocolate and a hint of blueberry with a bitter hop finish.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

The packaging makes this look like a novelty beer but, this is a solid oatmeal stout with just a hint of blueberry flavor.

Photo of wlevando
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Caveat lector: The can opener set off a bottle rocket. I didn't knock or warm the bottle as far as I can tell, but the beer is not skunked or anything.

Appearance: Fine, I guess. In a juice glass, filled in two ounce increments, the beer is nearly opaque brown with a soda-like head (bubbles nearly mm diameter)

Smell: Whole wheat blueberry pie. I've never had such a thing, but it would smell like this beer. A little complexity comes through the berry, but the former is overwhelmed.

Taste: Bold, to say the least. Strong, somewhat artificial, blueberry flavor is held up by a good malty backbone.

Mouthfeel: Not much more viscous than a soda.

Aftertaste: Tens of seconds duration malty flavor with faster fading estery blueberry.

My take: A very good blueberry beer. Similar in quality to Sea Dog's, but less refreshing, longer lasting, and more satisfying. Pretty good for a fruit beer, though the blueberry flavor itself leaves something to be desired.

Photo of vpipkt
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark, dark with a deep tan head over 1 inch on initial pour. The head diminished quickly but a thin fine lacing forms all the way down the glass.

Aroma is heavy of wild blueberries on pouring and over the glass aromas of stout, oatmeal, and blueberries. As it warms, the stout aroma grows and so does an alcoholic twinge. Note, wild blueberries are a bit different than the enormous ones at your local grocery chain, both in taste and aroma. This nicely captures the wild blueberries!

Flavor is initially good stout, oatmeal, toffee, and then developing a stronger core of blueberries. Aftertaste is malty and often bitter. Aftertaste grows more alcoholic as the beer warms and the blueberries do give way to malty notes. Sad to see the blueberries give way as the beer reached temps more typical of a stout serving (50+ F).

Mouthfeel is great - very smooth and not too heavy, but definitely a stout.

Drinkability is fairly good because it is not overly heavy. A bit of a downgrade on drinkability due to the deterioration in flavor as it warms.

Overall a fun stout to try in a smaller serving. Good capturing of the wild blueberries. Complex and challenging but not overly heavy.

Photo of Dave128
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz twist off cap bottle into a KY Bourbon Barrel snifter.

A - A medium pour yields almost no head, but of what there is is fizzy and tan in color. Body is cloudy and black in color with the occasional ruby highlight. Lacing is only slight.

S - Smells of blueberries and dark malts. Alcohol more and more noticeable as it warms.

T - Blueberries aren't quite as pronounced in the taste as they are on the nose. Mostly malty sweetness upfront with a blueberry and chocolaty finish. Not sure if I should put this in taste, but the burps are like I've been eating chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes.

M - Medium bodied and way overcarbonated. This stout suffers because of it.

O - This oatmeal stout has some great and unique flavors, however the overcarbonation made me not enjoy this beer as much as I should have.

Photo of ChrisCage
3.74/5  rDev +13%
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!

Photo of isualum12
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

pours black with tan creamy head....
smell is fruity with some fresh hop. the hop surprised me.
low carbonization on the tounge. there is really low blueberry taste which surprised me.
I had held out on this prior due to bo wanting a fruity beer. it is not fruity.

Photo of andrewdanks
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of menacho1
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of DKHNOVA
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of EigenBeer
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of LuckyLyle
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of roadies
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.