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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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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch of head that quickly dissipates to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and some light surface foam.

S- Plenty of sweet blueberry notes and not a whole lot else.

T- Spicy and slightly tart blueberry that's relatively intense but not so much that it's a sugary overload. Pretty well-balanced compared to other blueberry beers. Could be due to the oatmeal characteristic. Some black pepper notes linger as well.

M- Slick and creamy making it fun to drink. Also kind of light for a stout. Medium-low carbonation.

O- A very enjoyable brew in all aspects. I'm beginning to think there may be something to this Buffalo Bill's.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 05:33:15 | More by Immortale25
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - An impressive dark black with very little head that forums a moderate lace

S - Blueberries ahoy! It smells rich and nice maybe slightly artificial but I like it that way.

T - Very good. I can taste some stout components like chocolate that quickly moves to a more fruity berry like taste. Even though kind of novelty it clashes well! Great blueberry taste

M - Seriously 7.5 ABV? I thought it was 5! Light to medium at best

D - Overall whats to expect? You get blueberry full of flavor and smell on top of slight chocolate and bitter tones of a stout. Simple but perfect. If this sticks around I may pick up a whole sixer on the cheap. Good brew!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 05:41:35 | More by DrDemento456
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LuthersMug

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a nice dark rich color with specks of oatmeal dancing around in the glass. A nice hint of blueberry aroma, which was not in any way overpowering. The beer was smooth going down with more hints of blueberries and malts. A very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 02:18:30 | More by LuthersMug
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maddogruss

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at the Cloverleaf Tavern in West Caldwell, NJ

A: Pours a dark brown body with a small, brown head. Pretty poor retention, but decent lacing along the top of the beer and along the glass.

S: Kind of a tart, blueberry smell.

T: A nice, blueberry taste with a roasted coffee aftertaste. Hints of a chocolate was also evident in the aftertaste. The beer kind of reminded me of chocolate covered blueberries.

M: A nice, silky, full-bodied mouthfeel that was pleasant to the palette.

D: A very drinkable beer. Excellent taste with a very good, smooth mouthfeel to compliment the taste. Definitely a well-rounded beer that I would highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 03:45:49 | More by maddogruss
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dirtylou

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, i think from barriques on PD (a true gem of a beer store / general establishment)

appearance: pours into an imperial pint glass - big bold mahogany body with a huge (but well maintained) head and terrific retention...extremely nice looking beer to say the least

smell: sharp blueberry aroma, creamy, lightly roasted malts and oats...not much more to say about the aroma - about what you would expect from the title

taste: this is a good beer! the blueberry plays out really well for this one - its strong enough to be a major player but its not overly cloying either...the stout traits are downplayed but lightly roasted malts and oats play a nice complimenting factor to the berry - check it out

mouthfeel: a little sweet

drinkability: ok

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 04:19:38 | More by dirtylou
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Unibroue tulip. Light beige, one finger head lingers above a black body. Aroma is of blueberry, and maybe some toasted malts. I suppose it smells about what I expected after having Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin. Smells refreshing actually. Taste is less sweet than expected after considering the aroma. No alcohol heat noted. Taste is malty with notes of blueberry of course. Pretty smooth. Overall, not very complex, but a very tasty treat...and interesting and pleasing.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 09:23:33 | More by KickbacksSteve
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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep opaque brown with a fine creamy head that was retained for most of the enjoying.

The bouquet is an odd mix of roasted grains, sweet malts and blueberries. For me, it worked. The taste had at first a sweet acidy-bueberry bite. Subsequent sips yielded an interesting mix of sweet malt and berries.

The body is good for a beer of this style and has excellent mouthfeel. Thisi is a very drinkable beer, good as a session ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 21:29:28 | More by garcia2a
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Browsing around the Bottle King in Glen Ridge, I saw something that immediately caught my eye... "Blueberry Oatmeal Stout"... not one to pass up an invitation on so interesting a combination, I was eager to give this one a try, being a fan of blueberries in general and having a strong liking for oatmeal stouts, this was certainly something different... My only other beer from this company was their pumpkin ale, which I really enjoyed, so I decided to give this one a go... Pours a deep, dark, chocolate color that gave way to a decent amount of foam that lingered for a bit... Smell is out-of-this world, with a very strong aroma of fresh blueberries that just bursts out...The taste was somewhat peculiar... different, but very satisfying... the blueberry element was definitely there, but stronger in smell than in taste... the stout flavor really pulls through, and the brew packs quite a punch with a hefty 7.5% alcohol content... Mouthfeel was good, but being such a strange combination with a pretty high alcohol content, drinkability is only average, as I wouldn't want to down more than two in a single setting... If you can find this one, definitely recommended...

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 00:54:17 | More by dsa7783
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matty

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is blueberry pie with fudge sauce.Taste also is blueberries and cocoa powder.Very smooth and goes down like silk.I thought this was a pretty damn good beer and would highly recommend.I'm pretty sure I will be buying this again shortly.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 06:27:45 | More by matty
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. Quite a bit of lacing on the way down. Nose is almost like coffee tones and blueberry. Flavor carries the blueberry too of course, but there is a biting tang that kind of detracts a bit. Still it is decent though. Pretty robust character overall. Sweet tangy tones are there for sure. Feel has a biting carbonation a bit and the liquid is fairly well bodied. Overall this is a pretty decent fruit stout. I can't say I have had a lot of them, but this one is working pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 13:57:40 | More by RblWthACoz
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was something I picked up just by chance. The pour was very nice, solid black and a large brown head. Really nice lacing. The smell of the beer has a great aroma of blueberry and roasted malts. The taste of the beer is also rather impressive too, it takes like a toasted blueberry muffin. It's sweet but bitter too. The mouthfeel was pretty thick feeling. Overall I really like this brew a lot. I look forward to trying it again one day.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 03:58:36 | More by Knapp85
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black beer, not much head or lacing.

Great unconventional beer. Was skeptical at first, but then decided that was all the more reason to check it out. Blueberry is present, but not overwhelming. Plays well with the roasted malt, can't really decipher any typical coffee or chocolate notes with the malt, kind of muted by the blueberry I guess.

The hops are noticeable, but nowhere near overwhelming. The alcohol is amazingly hidden, as this is a decently potent stout.

I dunno why the reviews are so "meh" about this beer, maybe its from people who don't like stouts, or only like conventional stouts, or are turned off by the fact that it is contract brewed, corporate hands (the people who hate "corporations" sure seem to be judgmental and close minded, but that's another topic) on it or who knows, maybe they just don't like this stout. I happen to like it very much.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 22:35:44 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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jdspears41

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This beer looks amazing once it is out of the bottle and in the glass. Has a redish wine tint.

S-SMELLS LIKE BLUEBERRIES! Awesome smell, couldnt wait to drink it!

T- Its a little blah when if comes to the first taste. After drinking it for a bit you can taste the blueberries everytime you breathe. I would say the aftertaste is what made it 3.5 for me, first taste is more of a 2.

M- No head on the beer, wish it had some sort of head. Other than that its not bad going down or anything like that. It was from the bottle so im guessing fresh it would have a head.

O-Ill buy this one again

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 01:57:10 | More by jdspears41
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-23-2013 14:42:02 | More by sonofliberty2
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rieg21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-01-2014 00:35:45 | More by rieg21
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12-27-2012 04:24:19 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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BryantForestry

Texas

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-15-2014 00:56:40 | More by BryantForestry
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Mikeb8

California

4/5  rDev +21.6%

04-03-2014 03:39:50 | More by Mikeb8
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foogerd

New York

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

A- Black body, great huge massive caramel colored head.

S- straight up blueberry, but the real deal like freshly squeezed blueberry puree, with some milk chocolate in a stout, got to give credit to the brewmaster for making this thing work.

T- Blueberry takes more of a backburner role here, more of a stout/chocolate shake with some blueberries thrown in.

M- Nice thick and somewhat chewable.

D- not as tiring as you would think , and abv is very well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 05:10:33 | More by foogerd
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +21.6%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +21.6%

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

Pennsylvania

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

A: Typical dark brown look of an oatmeal stout

S: Smells is slight coffee, but a lot of blueberry. But in a good way.

T: The purest may not like this one, but I really enjoyed it. Most fruit flavored beers usually overpower you with sweetness, but this one just hits the spot. Blueberry doesnt sound like it will mix well with a stout but it really does. Very smooth.

M: Typical stout mouthfeel, very nice.

Summary: If you are in the mood for a fruit beer or just something different, give this one a try

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 01:58:26 | More by noslenwerd
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srandycarter

California

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Okay, it is weird. Having said that...

A - Very dark to black, small head leaves to disk. Tight bubbled small lacing.

S - BLUEBERRIES. It's true. How fun. I have a hard time discerning the malt around it.

T - Malt is 50/50 with the blueberries. Would never have anticipated this pairing, but I kind of like it.

M - Medium body, good balance, no complaints.

D - Fun, but could get tiring.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 06:25:38 | More by srandycarter
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12-29-2013 20:40:23 | More by csrbv
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Mike925


4/5  rDev +21.6%

01-28-2013 15:27:43 | More by Mike925
Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.