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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

430 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | 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:
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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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-15-2012 22:33:42 | More by robieobie1
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Very colorful label with nice artwork. Nice but nothing great.

Appearance - Pours out a deep dark brown with a 1 finger tan head head that dissipates rather quickly into a thin foam ring. Very little lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Smells of sweet blueberry with hints of chocolate and toasted malts. Smell is absolutely fabulous!

Taste - Tastes very heavy on the sweet blueberry and chocolate on the front end before giving way to a very nice toasted oat and coffee taste on the back end. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with not much carbonation but still retains a creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability - Easy to drink because of the flavor and light bodied feel, however, I would classify this a bit of a dessert beer.

I enjoyed this offering overall and would try this again if I had the chance. As I've said I would classify this a bit of a dessert beer and that is not meant to be a derogatory observation.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 02:58:40 | More by thegodfather1076
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devonnaire

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-12-2012 02:02:45 | More by devonnaire
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TheTrevor

New York

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very dark brown with a two-finger tan head that lingered for a while. Good on them for the smell, it actually smells like blueberries. Not the canned oversweetened pie filler kind, but the real fruit. The taste starts off with some sweet chocolately malt that is cut pretty quickly by a some blueberries and finishing off with a bit of coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel is thicker than average with some light carbonation. Overall an interesting beer and the only one I've seen in the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 02:51:06 | More by TheTrevor
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creez

California

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

03-09-2012 20:49:22 | More by creez
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-05-2012 23:51:53 | More by craftbeer31
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scottfrie

California

3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into snifter. Got this as an extra from Rizalini.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a billowing, thick, and fluffy light brown head. Wispy lace.
S: Very sweet and dominating notes of blueberry syrup and blueberry pie filling/pancake topping, with hint of doughy cake like malts. A bit synthetic smelling, but good.
T: I’m getting more of the base oatmeal stout in the taste than I did with the nose, and a few notes of roasted oats and dark malt are noticeable. The blueberries are even more synthetic tasting than the nose to the point where this beer tastes very chemically. I do get a few flavors of blueberry crumb cake, but for the most part this doesn’t taste natural. There is a vague hint of chocolate in the aftertaste.
M: Fizzy carbonation really bubbles up on my palate. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish. Body is medium-thick and the mouthfeel is greasy and a tad astringent.
O: Definitely not as bad as their pumpkin beer, and definitely not a drain pour, but this was just too chemically synthetic and sweet for me to really love it. Thanks for sharing though, Bryin, I have been meaning to try this.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 00:27:20 | More by scottfrie
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vencad

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -24%

03-03-2012 15:42:37 | More by vencad
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-02-2012 03:42:09 | More by Zachtheporter
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-01-2012 17:19:01 | More by kjkinsey
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pwsoldier

Texas

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-28-2012 03:01:57 | More by pwsoldier
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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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andrewj17

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

02-18-2012 22:29:49 | More by andrewj17
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Atyoungberg

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-16-2012 22:55:26 | More by Atyoungberg
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of blueberries along with a little bit of roasted malts and chocolate but not much else.

T: The taste starts out the same way the smell would lead you to expect with a strong and sweet blueberry flavor. Then a light roasted malt character comes in along with some faint chocolate flavor. The hops presence is very mild as it which is expected in this type beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

D: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, this one is certainly more fruit-beer-like than stout-like, overall it’s just a mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 01:42:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
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shelby415

Oregon

3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-12-2012 08:10:03 | More by shelby415
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-11-2012 03:09:22 | More by PEIhop
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enznevr

Washington

3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-10-2012 03:15:51 | More by enznevr
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TaySuth

California

2.6/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very dark brown/black with a very thin head that recedes quickly leaving behind minimal lacing.

Smell: Blueberries dominate the aroma along with oatmeal and a hint of banana.

Taste: Definitely some blueberry flavor but, unfortunately, it comes across as a bit synthetic. Moderate hop character. Not tasting too much of the oatmeal. Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is not right and gets in the way of the taste. The body is also much lighter than one expects from a stout.

Overall: This was not a terrible beer but it is certainly not something that I will be purchasing again.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 06:49:12 | More by TaySuth
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smbslt

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - super dark mahogany with ruby highlights. struggled to create a 1/2 finger but still nice deep tan color. A lot of carbonation but a bit fizzy.

S - Something sweet - too many months since blueberries were in season to compare but I'll assume that's what it is.

T - More nondescript sweetness with not a distinct flavor to be found. Hops tried to finish but it seemed to be just a confused combination of flavors.

M - Not bad but did not much matter at this point.

O - I had high hopes for this combination based on how well I thought they did with their pumpkin ale. It never really was as distinctive as it should have been.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 04:08:24 | More by smbslt
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exodus1369

California

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Blueberry for sure. The appearance is very nice, dark and rich looking, after that... just goes down hill. The aroma is nice, smells like... blueberry. The taste like an unsweetened blueberry with a hit of what seems to be molasses. But goes down with a syrupy bitter stickiness. Not horrible but I think this is a one hit wonder in my book.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 22:40:15 | More by exodus1369
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jharkins07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-07-2012 14:50:22 | More by jharkins07
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maryd837

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -24%

02-07-2012 07:02:47 | More by maryd837
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoying this in the comfort of home. 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy dark amber-brown color with two finger light caramel colored head that hangs out for a bit.

Nose: Fruit loops, slight roast, caramel, citrusy-acid, slight vegetal hop notes.

Taste: Trix cereal, extremely bitter, lemon-lime cleaning solution. Aftertaste is medicinal and sharply bitter with very faint cocoa notes.

Moderate carbonation with biting but long finish. Overall I'm pretty thrown off by the harsh aspirin-like bitterness in this beer. Don't know if it's old, a bad batch, or I'm just very sensitive to whatever flavor combinations exist in the beer. Won't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 02:44:03 | More by syrupjoe
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OoReFLuXoO

California

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

02-02-2012 02:39:06 | More by OoReFLuXoO
Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.