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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
California, United States
buffalobillsbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,348
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
503
pDev:
18.62%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
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19
Gots:
29
Trade:
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Ratings: 503 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.23/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Dark pour with no head to speak of, like blueberry juice and dark rootbeer. Smells sweet, not much else. A piney and woody taste up front with a sweet noticeable blue berry back, actually more complex than I thought it would be. Complex but not entirely pleasant. Good mouthfeel, medium bodied and plenty of small medio carbonation. Not too drinkable. Maybe one was enough.

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Photo of marqoid
2.33/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.
A: Very dark with a thin head with little retained.
S: Ugh, artificial blueberry and sweet malts.
T: Double ugh, more artificial tasting blueberry with little roasted malt, but lots of sweetness. The sweetness does not come from the blueberry and this make the beer disjointed.
M: Thin, but the sweetness makes it difficult to drink.
O: I picked this up for my wife, but then read some good reviews and figured I'd try it myself. This was not good and quickly became a drain pour for me. This makes e thik something like blueberry koolaid added to Guinness.

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Photo of Thads324
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A : pours a lighter shade of black with ruby edges when held up to the light. thick tan head that goes nowhere.

S : immediate and intense blueberry smell. A bit of sour grape at the end. No stout aromas.

T : very much unlike the smell. Starts a smooth and chewy bread flavor, then hits with a subtle roasted coffee. Blueberry is subtle at the tail end of the beer, which is quite warming on the mouth and belly.

M : well carbed and balanced, but there is an odd astringency. It may be the alcohol or the odd blueberry aftertaste.

D : while easy to drink from a flavor standpoint, I'd only go for one since it is a much different flavor.

I really don't prefer fruit beers, but I thought this was original so I gave it a whirl. The aroma is pretty terrible, but the flavor is good. The oatmeal adds a good heartiness to the beer. It would probably be better with a little less booze and a little less blueberry to mask it. A unique beer that should be tried at least once.

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Photo of Juno_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of pzrhsau
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very deep dark brownish blue. In the light, the beer has a nice deep purple/bluish hue. The head was average and did not retain well.
Smell: A very sharp scent of blueberry jelly, and a nice subtle undertone from the oatmeal.
Taste: The blueberry taste has almost a dry characteristic picked up from the oatmeal. And the aftertaste almost makes me think of a wine.
Mouthfeel/drinkability: Good heavy beer that still retains some good sweetness. Lightly carbonated but overall an interesting choice of style.

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Photo of Gehrig13
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CaptainHate
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jharkins07
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mcss
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Konings Hoeven Chalice.

A - Virtually no head, a super light foam covers just part of the glass. Very inviting super dark brown color.

S - Detect the blueberries, possibly a touch of chocolate.

T - Just like the smell, definitely taste the blueberries. Slightly bitter start, finishes with the taste of blueberries, quite interesting.

M - Not too thin and good amount of super fine carbonation. No large bubbles here.

O - The first blueberry beer I have ever had that I enjoyed. It's an interesting stout, and far from the norm of blueberry beers.

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Photo of porters4life
3.82/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of pwsoldier
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
2.07/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I Purchased this in a Mix Six pack . I Picked 2 bottles of this beer, regretting that now.Fair amount of white looking sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Poured a white/cocoa 2 finger head which had a rich oatmeal bluberryish smell . A ton of bubbles and fizz , poured into the Fat Tire Tulip glass. The beer was very dark in color .When it took the swisharoo test not much lacing. The beer tasted Like nothing it smelled like. Stout yes, but a very thin style stout. For me the carbonation was out of freaking control.Berry Flavor was way in the back of the taste for me and the front was a faint oatmeal almost ale type flavor?Overall I did not enjoy this myself, but maybe someone who is just getting into fruit style stouts might enjoy this . Happy Hump Day!

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Photo of tvv375ia
2.95/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured rom 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-dark brown but if held to direct light it appears a dark burtn umber

S-blueberries are apparent as soon as the bottle is opened and really come out in the pour

T-metallic blueberry with some pepper not a lot of other flavors come through the metallic taste for me

M-medium body and good carbonation

O-I can't get by the metallic aftertaste in this one

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Photo of StevenH
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of LumpyGuitar
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a bit of opacity. A thin bit of tan head, weak lacing and bad retention.

Smell is super sweet, not even blueberry sweet, but closer to brown sugar sweet. Overpowering.

Taste is also very sweet. Brown sugar and malt sweetness dominate, not even a hint of blueberry except when I burp. A bit of spice in the finish but its hardly worth mentioning.

Mouthfeel is sticky. Medium bodied, carbonated as if its a soda, which makes it hard for me to drink.

Drinkability is low. I finished this out of respect for beer in general but I'll never drink this again. Not a hint of blueberry anywhere..

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Photo of andrewj17
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of bens0n
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olmatty
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Pours a black beer with a low tan head with moderate retention and poor lacing.

Smell-Very Light roasted malt with a light blueberry aroma.

Taste-Simple stout, a little roasty, a hint of chocolate and coffee and a significant tang of fresh and not sweet blueberry.

Mouthfeel-Thin for stout, relatively low carbonation is right on though. If this were to fizz it would be ruined. If it were on Nirto it might be divine.

Drinkability-Very drinkable. Somewhat nice. I'd recommend this to a bridge the gap for someone new to stout. For me i wish it had more body and a bit more malt complexity.

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Photo of tchenery
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle

No head onthe beer at all except for an active lace. Very dark, almost black except for deep reddish hues at points of little resistance for light.

Smells like you would think. Very blueberry. It pretty much masks anything else but there are a few chocolatey roasty stout smells in there.

Very malty upfront, that deep bitter dark chocolate kind of malt flavor that quickly transitions into a general fruit taste and plows thorugh with blueberries on the end. It's more of the blueberry flavor where you kind of get stems and things when eating them than just a 'blueberry flavor'. Finish is slightly dry but slightly sweet (maybe the fruit is playing with my mind).

Dryish mouthfeel, very full but not chewy. It's drinkable and interesting but it's such an odd combination I can't decide whether it's just interesting or if it's more than that. If only it turned your tongue blue.

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Photo of claminat420
2.53/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-poured a typical stout dark color. surprised it doesn't have a reddish purplish color considering the blueberries. nice hearty two and a half finger off white/light brown colored head.

S- all i smell is the blueberries and the alcohol.

T- not alot going on with this brew. the blueberry just chills in the back which i thought was going to be more dominant. no real malt presence which bums me out.

M- light bodied. a little to much carbonation for my taste.

D- i'm glad i only bought a single.

Overall- i'm not a stout fan but i thought i'd give this one a try considering my favorite stout is dark horse's tres. to me when i think of stout i think of malts and theres no malt taste to this beer. i say buy a single first or don't even waste your money.

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Photo of menacho1
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of foogerd
4/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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Photo of brwnchrstpher
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of 88caprice
3.83/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 503 ratings
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