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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

439 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 13
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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Photo of brwnchrstpher
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

brwnchrstpher, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of phiberoptik
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much of a thick head on this one. It dissipated pretty quickly when poured into a standard pint glass.

I get a lot of blueberry, roast malt, and I think some hops in the nose. I like the blueberry that comes from it. It smells real, not candied.

I get really fresh blueberries, coffee, a little dark chocolate in the taste. The alcohol is well masked but you get a little heat in the throat. My wife says she tastes plums in it (she didnt know it was a blueberry stout when she tasted it).

Mouthfeel is pretty good. It comes across the tongue smoothly but actually feels more carbonated than a lot of imperial stouts Ive had. I dropped the rating a bit for that and also its quite filling so I lowered the drinkability for that and the alcohol might slow down the drinking of this beer.

I truly enjoy the taste of this beer and for the price, its worth getting again.

phiberoptik, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of smbslt
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.

smbslt, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of syrupjoe
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.

syrupjoe, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Dayman766
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Dayman766, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of FrizWhiz
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

FrizWhiz, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of jspaner
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jspaner, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Buschyfor3
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a trust, deep walled 14oz mug.

A: Pours a deep mahogany brown with just the faintest ruby highlights when held up to a light. Pour produces a thin, slightly creamy sandy colored head that quickly reduces to a ring of lacing.

S: On opening the bottle, the first whiff is pure blueberry. Aside from the rush of blueberry fruitiness, I can faintly pick out what I assume is the toasted oats and roasted malts comprising malt backbone of this stout. Smells nice, but I know that can be the kiss of death with fruit beers (looking at you, Banana Bread Beer).

T: First sip is surprisingly a lot like the nose. A distinct, mild blueberry sweetness hits up front but is quickly moderated by the onrush of toasted oats that impart a chalky, oatmeal flavor. Mid sip, there is a tinge of hop bitterness, but it too fades into a slight smoky, toasted bready flavor. The aftertaste begins with some residual blueberry sweetness but dries out into a chalky, bready flavor that encourages another sip to refresh the blueberry sweetness on the palate.

M: To be honest, it might be kind of thin for the style, but I wouldn't go so far as to call this beer watery. The mouthfeel just isn't as full as other stouts, but still does produce a slightly oily slickness.

D: 7.5% ABV but I can't find it at all in the nose or taste, and I'm not really feeling any warming sensation in my stomach. Drinking more than one wouldn't be out of the question.

Another BA described the taste as liquid blueberry oatmeal, and that pretty much nails this beer on the head. Surprisingly pleasant. I think this stout does a servicable job, striking a balance between fruity sweetness and the oats and malts. An easy drinking stout and while it may seem gimmicky and I did pick it up on a whim, it was a nice change of pace.

Buschyfor3, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of Tripphop
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another intriguing winter seasonal. A nice medium bodied stout with an authentic blueberry undertone. Pours a mahogony brown with light edges, some light shows through. Aromas are enticing with loads of blueberry and chocolate malt. Flavor is mellow, medium bodied, easy to drink. Finish reveals all of the blueberry with a berry skin aftertaste that makes it seem like you ate a fresh one. Well balanced, oddly bitter finish that seems almost like a berry tannin. Pair with chocolate and we're in business.

Tripphop, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
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!

Dr_Bahmbay13, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Dirty_Island
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Dirty_Island, May 03, 2014
Photo of StevenH
3/5  rDev -8.8%

StevenH, May 08, 2014
Photo of brantadid
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.

brantadid, Feb 08, 2008
Photo of Dave128
3.75/5  rDev +14%
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.

Dave128, May 08, 2012
Photo of SuyoonShin
4/5  rDev +21.6%

SuyoonShin, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of emergency_beef
3/5  rDev -8.8%

emergency_beef, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of kasper
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours darkest possible opaque brown, with a tight, foamy single-finger mocha head that rises after the pour and leaves polka-dot lacing around the glass as it falls rapidly to just a ring.

S: Lots of roasted malts and sweetness, faint oats and blueberry. The blueberry is very faint and I could only pick it up after the beer warmed a bit.

T: Sweet blueberry-tainted malts upfront, followed by some bitter chocolate and roasted flavors. The finish is bitter and accented with a different and somewhat tangy blueberry aftertaste that's dry and hangs around a while.

M: I'd have to say the mouthful, while nearly full bodied, is kind of thin and prickly. Would have liked a bit more heft and a tad less carbonation. Weakest part of the brew in my opinion.

D: I picked this up at OakTree in NJ as a single marked vintage. No date present whatsoever so I'm not sure how fresh this is. It was the last one they had on the shelf. I have a feeling it was somewhat dated. I'll try it again when I know it's fresh, but in the condition I drank this, I'd have to say that one would be enough for me.

kasper, May 29, 2008
Photo of GradyS1
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a mixed 12 pack from Bevmo specifically for this beer. I loved going to Sunset Grill in Brighton MA to get the mixed beer drinks. The Wachusett Blueberry mixed with Guiness was always a favorite. I generally love blueberries and as soon as I opened this one I knew I would like it.

A-Light black with a slight reddish tent to it, almost a dark cherry color. Small head that leaves a nice lacing
S-alot of blueberries, some malts and a small amount of alcohol. Blueberry band aid
T-Blueberry with some chocolate. There is some malts to the the finish. This is not necessarily the same taste you get from putting fresh blueberries into a beer but more like the blueberry pie filling from a hostess pie. Even in the aftertaste, blueberry
M-This is pretty well balanced as well, it is medium bodied, what i would expect from an oatmeal stout. Carbonation is light, and disappears quickly from the tongue. Creamy, well balanced with the sweet blueberry and malts in the finish

Overall, I like this. I'm all for people trying stouts with dark red or berry fruits. If you like blueberries and fruit beers, you will like this

GradyS1, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of manahansf
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light and clear brown color with no head, just a few white bubbles here and there. The aroma is very sweet and very blueberry with a subtle malty aroma to balance it. This is echoed in the flavor which is also sweet and the blend of strong blueberry flavor and the supporting maltiness creates the illusion of a blueberry pancakes in liquid form. The body, however, is very light and slightly flat which brings out a little tartness and makes the drink and finish very quick. More body and perhaps a more grain flavored malt and this is a beer you can drink at breakfast with some eggs and bacon.

manahansf, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of arc3636
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

arc3636, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Jade
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Jade, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Links41
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Links41, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Umbra
3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours tar, opaque black with a dark tan head. Carbonation looks a mixture of big and small bubbles fueling a two-fingered head that had excellent retention and lacing.

Aroma of perfumy blueberry pie. Smells like a dessert.

Flavor changes as you drink the brew. Fresh brewed coffee with some chalky, creamy middle is finished with a lingering blueberry aftertaste.
Thick at first, the carbonation leads this one towards the medium category. Chewy, but not overly so. Drying near the end with the touch of blueberries that only comes in the nose and onthe end. Unique, different, and worth a few.

Umbra, May 05, 2008
Photo of OoReFLuXoO
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

OoReFLuXoO, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

TheNakedStiletto, Jan 23, 2014
Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.