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

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BA SCORE
74
okay

439 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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 Cthulhu
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

Cthulhu, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
2.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured (into a tulip) a thin dark brown with a tiny amount of head which quickly disappeared. smells of toasted oats, greek olives.. not getting a blueberry scent aside from smelling the neck of the bottle. yeesh, the taste does not mix well at all. tastes like bitter/sour blueberries, ashes, cedar wood. i was really hoping for a tasty midnight treat but this is almost undrinkable. i'm giving it a 2 for creativity - but really wish it had followed through with what i had in mind (a sweet fruity stout). for a 7.5% stout, the mouthfeel does not fit - it is a light bodied (MAYBE leaning towards medium bodied) very watery low carbonated ale.. more like a porter honestly.

overall i am not happy with this beer. luckily it has a high abv so it wasn't a total waste of money, but i do feel like i've been screwed with a little. i really hope the orange cream ale is a bit better than this one. the aftertaste is almost straight up wooden - which could be a good thing if it were a different wood than cedar which leaves its presence strongly.

facundoCNB, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of SuyoonShin
4/5  rDev +21.6%

SuyoonShin, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of ambruns1979
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ambruns1979, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Ryan1423, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of shagal
3/5  rDev -8.8%

shagal, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev +14%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of ret3
3/5  rDev -8.8%

ret3, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
3/5  rDev -8.8%

AaronBurr, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of robieobie1
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

robieobie1, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of thegodfather1076
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.

thegodfather1076, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of devonnaire
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

devonnaire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of TheTrevor
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.

TheTrevor, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

creez, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of craftbeer31
4/5  rDev +21.6%

craftbeer31, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
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.

scottfrie, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of vencad
2.5/5  rDev -24%

vencad, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -8.8%

kjkinsey, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of pwsoldier
4/5  rDev +21.6%

pwsoldier, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Koufax21
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.

Koufax21, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of andrewj17
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

andrewj17, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Atyoungberg
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Atyoungberg, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -8.8%

shelby415, Feb 12, 2012
Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.