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

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Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal StoutBuffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout

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Buffalo Bill's Brewery
California, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by dsa7783 on 12-22-2007

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Deep, coffee colored that had hints of ruby when held to the light. Thick, off white head that left moderate lacing.

S- Roasted malts and blueberry dominate with hints of hops.

T- Roasted malts are up front with a nice punch of hops. The blueberry was more prominent than I expected.

M- Its full bodied and heavy. Feels like a stout.

D- I liked drinking this beer, but one at a time was enough. It was just too sweet. The three major flavors (roasted malt, hops, and blueberry) were all good, but all very individual. They didn't really balance or work together.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a trust, deep walled 14oz mug.

A: Pours a deep mahogany brown with just the faintest ruby highlights when held up to a light. Pour produces a thin, slightly creamy sandy colored head that quickly reduces to a ring of lacing.

S: On opening the bottle, the first whiff is pure blueberry. Aside from the rush of blueberry fruitiness, I can faintly pick out what I assume is the toasted oats and roasted malts comprising malt backbone of this stout. Smells nice, but I know that can be the kiss of death with fruit beers (looking at you, Banana Bread Beer).

T: First sip is surprisingly a lot like the nose. A distinct, mild blueberry sweetness hits up front but is quickly moderated by the onrush of toasted oats that impart a chalky, oatmeal flavor. Mid sip, there is a tinge of hop bitterness, but it too fades into a slight smoky, toasted bready flavor. The aftertaste begins with some residual blueberry sweetness but dries out into a chalky, bready flavor that encourages another sip to refresh the blueberry sweetness on the palate.

M: To be honest, it might be kind of thin for the style, but I wouldn't go so far as to call this beer watery. The mouthfeel just isn't as full as other stouts, but still does produce a slightly oily slickness.

D: 7.5% ABV but I can't find it at all in the nose or taste, and I'm not really feeling any warming sensation in my stomach. Drinking more than one wouldn't be out of the question.

Another BA described the taste as liquid blueberry oatmeal, and that pretty much nails this beer on the head. Surprisingly pleasant. I think this stout does a servicable job, striking a balance between fruity sweetness and the oats and malts. An easy drinking stout and while it may seem gimmicky and I did pick it up on a whim, it was a nice change of pace.

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