Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout
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Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal StoutBuffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout
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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #536
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #48,636
Avg:
3.37 | pDev: 18.4%
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
518
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Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal StoutBuffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout
Notes: Oatmeal stout brewed with blueberries with natural flavor added.

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.
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SoccerSeuss from Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Dark coffee brown and cloudy. Oats and malts with a hint of blueberry on the nose. Taste followed the aroma with a coffee finish. Medium bodied.

Stouts aren't my favorite but this was an enjoyable brew.

Jan 23, 2021
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dkoehler42 from New York

2.09/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I found this on a whim at a local haunt, and decided to give it a whirl. It does not appear to be connected to Silence of the Lambs. It's a blueberry oatmeal stout with chocolate. The nose is missing, but there is a chewy oat note and the burn from the alcohol. I don't really taste blueberry, maybe the sugar converted to alcohol? I wouldn't buy this again.

Jan 01, 2021
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Stoutmaster9 from California

3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smoke from the bottle.
Black to dark brown, ruby hue at the tail end.
Two finger tan head. Foamy.
Bread-oatmeal-chocolate scent.
Creamy-mellow, &, as above. (I eat blueberries Every single day, thus my ability to detect them here may be hindered!)

The 7.9% is somewhat well-hidden. Dose not seem much at first, but totally grows on you! The dance between chocolate-malt and a sleepy booze undercurrent builds up steadily, to a refined plateau.

A good sipper, enjoyed with dark chocolate truffle.

Mar 25, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured moderately hard from a bottle into a snifter glass, forming around a finger of light brown head that faded to almost nothing. Brown coffee color. Smell is a pleasant oatmeal stout with a hint of blueberry, barely detectable. Taste is similar, primarily malty oatmeal with a bit of blueberry, gets a little more bitter as it warms. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid oatmeal stout with the blueberry making it unique.

Mar 01, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-A very dark opaque color with very little head and lacing.
A-Aroma had some blueberry hints.
T-The taste has a slight blueberry flavor, but very minimal.
M-A very light bodied yet very smooth stout.
O-A decent stout.

Feb 11, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle, it pours a very dark brown with a modest head, soon reducing to a thin ring. Roasted malt and a touch of blueberry in the nose. The mouth gets a lovely feeling wash over the tongue with a touch of blueberry along with the expected roasted malt. It finishes with a roasted malt flavor on the tongue.

2020 update: Head lasts longer and taste is good.

Dec 27, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

1.91/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Murky brown with a light tan, bumpy foam.

Smell is kind of tart, almost spoiled blueberry with stale Melba toast.

Taste is tart, metallic blueberry with chewy, crackery toast.

Thin, powdery dry, yet I'm starting to get unwanted hints of cough syrup. Blech!

Apr 26, 2017
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BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No bottled on date, sadly.

Look: Clear other than a pinch of yeast from the bottom of the bottle, very dark brown with a big tan head which goes down to a cap of foam after a few minutes. Good lacing and tight bubbles.
Smell: Some fruitiness, roasted grain, and blueberry oatmeal and fruit pie aromas with a faint, creamy coffee background. A hint of alcohol, nuttiness, little hop aroma. It makes me hungry for breakfast.
Taste: More roasted grains, coffee with sweet cream, dark chocolates. There's much less fruit than the aroma until it warms up and a hint of alcohol pricks my tongue with a bite of sweet blueberry pie filling. The hops come through in the aftertaste with coffee and oatmeal for a lingering medium-dry finish.
Feel: Classic creamy oatmeal stout.

A note on the hops: This bottle's hops are much more dank, piney and even fruity than the subtle noble, earthy hops I remembered, which makes me wonder if it's from their Nov/Dec 2015 batch using (from what I briefly gathered) Kent Goldings and Cascade, or from 2016 using Northern Brewer, Kent Goldings, and Chinook. Whichever it is I like the upgrade, they're more noticeable and better complement rest of the beer while sticking to style.

Foremost it's an oatmeal stout with blueberry to complement everything. It's worth noting that too cold (straight out of the fridge) and it's all roasted grains, coffee and bitter chocolate, but a little warmer is where the blueberry comes through and the balance between oats, burnt grains, hops, and sweet fruits comes together.

Apr 17, 2017
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vikinggary28 from California

3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into my trusty glass mug. No date on the bottle. Colour is black, not dark brown or caramel, but black. A little light sneeks through when held up to one. A thin tan head and some lacing leads me to the aroma. Smells of mild malt and blueberry oatmeal. Tastes of mild malt and blueberry oatmeal. Aftertaste is of mild malts and blueberry oatmeal. I think you get where I'm coming from. Mouthfeel is pleasant. A nice sipping beer. If you are looking for a stout that is not overly malty you may enjoy. Prost!

Apr 12, 2017
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porters4life from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: This beer was almost pitch black until shining a light to it then you could see the light come through it pretty good. The head was very solid it was 2 and a 1/2 to a 3 finger head on a somewhat aggressive pour.
S: The smell is almost all blueberries with a little bit of your basic oatmeal stout smells coming through.
T: Blueberries and then more blueberries. This beer is a blueberry oatmeal stout and that's exactly what it tastes like. Blueberry oatmeal is about the best way to describe this beer or maybe blueberry pancakes either way it's a pretty good tasting beer.
F: It was a little thinner than what I like, especially for a stout.
Overall: A pretty good beer not anything that wowed me or something I would go out of my to get but if it was at a bar I wouldn't mind having one of these again.

Feb 07, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black liquid; some light passes 'round the edges.

A khaki head which quickly dissipates; no lacing.

Fairly strong blueberry nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Blueberries recede in the taste; the oatmeal comes forward. Fairly plain after a promising nose, but this is drinkable & is by FAR the best I've had from this brewery.

Dec 23, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted oats, dark bread, and lightly tart blueberries; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, blueberries, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted oats, dark bread, and lightly tart blueberries; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted oats, dark bread, blueberries, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, blueberries, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 7.9%. Overall this is a very nice fruited oatmeal stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, blueberries, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Good presence of blueberries without being overly tart; with a really nice tasting base oatmeal stout on malt complexity. A very enjoyable offering.

Dec 11, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Black beer that looks black but doesn't produce much beyond a thin tan head over the top of it. The aroma smacks of roasted malt and a feint berry like notion that isn't super discernable as blueberry.

Taste is nice, not overly sweet, has that bramble quality to it. Some chocolate malt, not overly roasty, smooth enough. Hides alcohol decently.

I thought of it as the best thing Buffalo Bill's has done. The oats give a smooth mouthfeel, the sugar isn't overdone, and the berry quality is just enough.

Aug 22, 2016
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puck1225 from Texas

3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, nice dark brown topped with a beautiful light brown head and nice lacing. The smell is dominated by blueberry. The blueberry taste is strong with good roasted malt and significant carbonation. It went well with cheese and crackers!

May 12, 2016
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, khaki head
Smell is blueberry. Its sweet. Roasty
Sweet blueberry. Cream, roasty, slight coffee
Smooth, silky. But my taste buds got wiped out afterwards its a very strong flavor. Hides that abv so well.

This is an excellent beer. One is enough and it wipes your taste out but its so good. A shame to have such a low rating.

Apr 08, 2016
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88caprice from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

I'm not impressed by gimmicky, fake tasting beers.
This is not one. :)

Pours smooth and easy. Nice creamy head retention. Dark black with a deep cola color coming through the edge of the glass in the light. Blueberry in the nose, like a blueberry muffin. Also a slight hop-like crispness, chocolaty, malty. More sparkly and carbonated on the tongue than I expected, but that oatmeal smoothness is there. A little sticky, even. Some fruity flavors are present, but not as prominent as in the smell. They are fleeting, and a nice grainy flavor picks up from there. Finished malty and bitter while straddling ashy char and fruity ester hints.

Apr 03, 2016
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Emjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This stout pours a rich blackish brown with a moderate heal of brown foam that settles to a thick ring, thing layer, and nice lacing. Nose of blueberries and roasted malts. Flavors follow the nose with bitter coffee and and bitter chocolate malts with substantial char awash in a blueberry note that is decent bit overbearing with the heft of the roasted notes and bitter malt aftertaste. I expected to like this more, but no dice without the smoothness of the oatmeal that I was looking for. Decent mouth feel, lightly creamy, and a bitter finish. Decent but not what I was thirsty for.

Cheers

Feb 14, 2016
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HopBroker from Washington

4.37/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm halfway through my second six-pack of this beer and am loving it. They must have changed some stuff up because the older reviews are horrible, but recent ones have gotten better. It's a totally different bottle and labeling now than what is pictured above.
Look: Man this is near perfect. Beautiful two finger head with great retention. It's seriously thick tan clouds that don't move no matter how much you swirl. Lacing is magnificent. My HydroFlask Perfect Pint 'glass' (it's stainless steel) might help with that but truly great. Nice and dark, hardly any light gets through the corners (when I had it in a normal glass).
Smell: Definite Blueberry with subtle classic stout characteristics. As I get past the blueberry, I get tons of chocolate and coffee. It's still muted a bit too much to call it perfect. Not a slap in the face.
Taste: Here is where this stout shines, among other places. I love the slap of blueberry I get, and how the bitterness cloys at the coffee bitterness to combine for a well rounded, but coffee and blueberry forward stout. There's a bitter chocolate there as well. As I type this I can understand how some people might argue it's not balanced great, but this favors my palate and I love it.
Feel: The other only part that is slacking in this beer is that it is a bit thin *compared* to other great stouts I've had. It's still got that chewiness but I just want more. Carbonation may be a bit too much as well, but it's not overpowering. I want a little less to let it sit in my mouth and let it die there before jumping into the pits of my stomach.
Overall: If you couldn't tell, or if you just skipped to here (I do it too) I really admire this beer. I fell in love with my first blueberry stout in Norway three months ago and have been on a hunt for an available substitute ever since. I have found that substitute. Exactly what I look for in an adjunct stout; noticeable berry flavor, with distinct classic stout flavors of coffee and chocolate. I can imagine the beer being better with a bigger aroma and a died down mouthfeel, but hey those are petty complaints. Oh and look at that, I'm near the end of the beer and the head is still there, albeit reduced. Try it, if a bluberry oatmeal stout sounds good to you, you will enjoy it. Cheers to a few more sixpacks!

Jan 25, 2016
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KACK1533 from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black as pitch and flavorful. Had at the Old Millstream Inn in St. Charles,MO a few years ago. Posting the review from notes.

-Pours like a stout should, nearly opaque black. Roasted malts in the nose along with blueberries. Overall an excellent oatmeal stout. Would have again if time warrants it.

Jan 16, 2016
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wattoclone from California

4.23/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with moderate head. Aroma of blueberries and roasted malt. Smooth oatmeal moderated taste with blueberries quickly followed by roasted malt and a lightly bitter finish of the burnt malt. Very easy to drink and enjoyable to the end. Not a beer for hopheads, but anyone else would enjoy.

Mar 12, 2015
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hophugger from Virginia

3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep chocolate brown with minimal fizzy head and decent lacing. Aroma is full of blueberry, kind of halfway between natural and artificial. Taste is decent, light and has a nice blueberry taste up front and in the finish. Once again, the blueberry flavor almost borders on artificial, but nonetheless, it is pretty good. Mouthfeel is nice, with a good amount of carbonation and a good creaminess. Also, a touch chewy. A light bodied stout. 7.50 ABV you can feel the more you drink, slight burn.

Feb 05, 2015
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Furlinator from California

3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque dark brown. The 1/2 inch tan head fades to a cap on top and leaves curtains of lace.

The smell is of roasted dark malt, cocoa, faint blueberry and earthy hops.

The taste is of roasted dark malt, chocolate and a hint of blueberry with a bitter hop finish.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

The packaging makes this look like a novelty beer but, this is a solid oatmeal stout with just a hint of blueberry flavor.

Jan 28, 2015
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nqdell from Oregon

4.42/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The best part of the beer it the subtle scent of blueberry pancakes when you hover your nose over it. You can barely notice when you drink it but I love this beer.

Jan 04, 2015
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RyanK252 from California

3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark brown with a slight ruby tone and a frothy tan head that settles and laces well.

S: Sweet blueberry, though not overwhelming, dark roasted malt, a bit floral.

T: Dark roasted malt, pine, some earthiness, just enough blueberry to let you know it's in there though it does come out more as it warms and is most notable on the aftertaste, but not much more than that, closes with an odd lemon like bitterness on the finish.

M: Light to medium body, a some prickly carbonation.

O: This one makes me sad. The idea is there for a tasty beverage, the execution falls way short. Flavor and feel just aren't there.

Jan 03, 2015
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3/5  rDev -11%

Pours a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt and a hint of blueberry.
The taste starts with roasted malt, then some blueberry, chocolate and finishes with lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
The flavor is fine, the texture is too fizzy though.

Dec 10, 2014
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Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 518 ratings