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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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3/5  rDev -8.8%

tubeyes, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, alcohol, and an artificial blueberry aroma. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a fake blueberry flavor that is slightly medicinal. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but the blueberry presence is not very well done.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

tmars13, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

brwnchrstpher, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

oriolesfan4, Dec 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

cbcrunch, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

akylles, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

fishguyac, Dec 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

vcoggins, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

SpongeRuiner, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of RobertColianni
2.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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A: Dark cherry maple tones. A deep, rich center. Solid half inch khaki head immediately after pour; fades down quickly with heavy lacing. Beer itself looks a little thin.

S: Heavy blueberry filled the area when I popped the cap. Strong oat scents once poured, but oddly, no blueberry hints.

T: No blueberry! What happened?! Heavy caramelized malts, baked oats, and frontal alcohol. Reminiscent of a bitter English Dry Stout.

M: Very thin. Hops leave slight tingling on the tongue.

OVERALL: It's a decent hopped out Brown Ale, but far from an Oatmeal Stout. I felt a little ripped off due to the lack of blueberry on the palette. If you're looking for a great blueberry stout go with Tres Blueberries by Dark Horse. Buffalo Bill's version is just too thin and too misleading for me to give it a thumbs up. On the bright side, the bottle was cheaper than dirt and the ABV is 7.5%, so I'm digging a buzz.

NOTE: Live review.

RobertColianni, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

ruckus232, Nov 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

siddhartha, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a cola chocolate black, with ruby coming through the light. A creamy, foamy head recedes to a film with light lacing sticking to the glass.

The aroma is dominated by metallic alcohol with a sweet blueberry covering. Oh, it definitely smells of blueberry.

The taste is interesting. At first, it's extremely bitter and sour. Eventually it opens up to a creamier malty taste, with a blueberry pie note. A bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, this beer is just too weird. 7.5% ABV? I beg to differ. The alc is undetectable. But it's just too sour and tastes like dandelion milk. Oatmeal stout? i think not.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

pkmnzach, Nov 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

t0rin0, Nov 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

foxyaardvark27, Oct 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

EFR94, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep ruby red, nearly black in the middle, with lots of small, white sediment floating around. Thick, creamy tan head that has excellent retention. The smell is, as you would guess, full of blueberry. But it's not too overpowered. I was very worried that the blueberry would be overdone, but that is not the case. Rather, the blueberry meshes well with the other smells of oats and granola that it balances with the blueberry very the well. The taste is full of sweet malt, some blueberry notes, oatmeal, granola, and barley. And, what do you know, a nice dose of hops and a touch of bitterness shines through, right at the end of the sip. Thick body, slight chewy and sticky, medium bout of carbonation.

I'm surprised the reviews are relatively low for this beer. I feel that it was very well put together - good balance of flavor without being too heavy in any single department. My only complaint is the somewhat syrupy nature of the beer, which may lead to premature palate fatigue. Not something I'd stock up on, but not nearly as bad as others made it sound.

tectactoe, Oct 14, 2012
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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.

buschbeer, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well, this one certainly has a blueberry aroma...it's notable immediately upon the pour. It has a grain and mild oat scent as well. I imagined something like oatmeal for breakfast with some bitter chocolate and blueberries mixed in....that's not quit what you get with this beer, but the scents are present...they just don't come together perfectly. The liquid itself is a deep, black-ish brown color with a lasting light-tan head. Ever present carbonation keeps the head replenished and adds some distracting bite to the mouthfeel. Drier than expected, and there's also a solid hop bitterness. This is a better than average stout, and the blueberry isn't as overpowering as the smell forecasted, but its not exceptional by any means.

Suds, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Stoutlad, Sep 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.