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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

445 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 19.39%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | 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 lwillitz
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - dark brown body (looks black, but with a red/orange tint under light) under 2 fingers of medium tan head

S - blueberries and surypy sweetness; buscuity malt profile

T - toasty malt and blueberries; notes of chocolate and coffee; plenty sweet; more bitter in the finish, where the 7.5% makes its presence known

M - medium/full bodied with above average carbonation; smooth and slightly chewy

O - I'm not a huge fan of fruit beers, but the blueberries in this one blend well with the grain for a very balanced flavor.

Photo of jsisko01
2.3/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours a dark brownish/black color with a VERY small frothy tan head.. Has thin lacing.

Smell - Strong scent of blueberries that mostly drowns out everything else. I also

Taste - Toasted malts up front, with blueberries and a hint of chocolate. Quite bitter with a strong alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with high carbonation.

Overall - To be honest.. I can't stand this beer lol. Maybe it's just because I don't like stouts, but I thought this one would be different. I didn't really taste any oatmeal either.

Photo of danedelman
3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-dark black with small to no head. A bit on the still side.

S-fresh blueberries with a bit of a chocolate malt and anise smell.

T-big licorice flavor which I believe is supposed to be the blueberry. blueberry comes just a bit and finishes with a chocolate malt/maltiness with a hint of alcohol heat.

M-very low carb and medium body.

O-good beer but not a favorite by any means. Give credit to a small brewer though.

Photo of JxExM
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GeneralZod
3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE
Pours of a very dark brown. Retains very little head.

SMELL
Definitely has a very strong smell of sweet blueberries.

TASTE
It is made of roasted malts with a hint of sweetness. If there is some oats, it is not very prominent.

MOUTHFEEL
It is well-carbonated, but has a creamy feel.

OVERALL
It is an ok beer. It is different from the Seadog Blueberry because this is a stout. It is a very good attempt and is well worth a try.

Photo of Cthulhu
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
2.55/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Photo of SuyoonShin
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of shagal
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ret3
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of AaronBurr
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of robieobie1
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of thegodfather1076
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%
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.

Photo of devonnaire
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheTrevor
4/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of craftbeer31
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of scottfrie
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of vencad
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.