Blueberry Oatmeal Stout – Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, 7.5% ABV, (Seattle, Portland, Berkeley)

On the front label:

“oatmeal stout brewed with blueberries with natural flavors added”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: B-
  • Why I like it: blueberry flavour and deep stout are both there
  • Where I got it: Libations Liquor (W. King Ed)
  • How much: $17 (after 10%)  for 6pack, Dec/2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes, unique brew

Tasting notes: Pours dark brown/purple with a small dissipating head, micro CO2, barely any lacing, ringed retention, barely visible slowly moving CO2 streams. Light real blueberry aromas on the nose. Blueberry flavour is there right up front, mixed with med-thick malts, light roast, mild purple grape, chocolate, 6/10-level sweetness in the mids, creamy mouthfeel, sake-like floralness and a light 4/10-level bitterness at the end. Medium complexity, medium-depth, quite good transitions, good carry, decent length, great drinkability (must be in a chilled glass!). Blueberry flavour is present but you have to look for it. Smooth for 7.5% ABV.