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Blueberry Oatmeal Stout – Buffalo Bill's Brewery – 91 Rating

Responses from Buffalo Bill's CEO Geoff Harries.
Geoff Harries, CEO at Buffalo Bill's Brewery.
Geoff Harries, CEO at Buffalo Bill's Brewery.
Who came with this beer’s recipe?
I did.
What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)? 
The combination of high alcohol, fruity esters, and chocolate.
Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less? 
A bold, rich, chocolatey Oatmeal Stout with bright fruit aromatics.
Do you know a story - or have a personal story - that reviles around this beer? 
This is a beer, which won “Best of Show” in a 1989 Home Brew competition in Emeryville, CA, sponsored by the Bay Area Mashers Home Brew Club. Amazingly, it used no blueberries or natural flavors. The blueberry characters were esters, a product of fermentation, and UK Kent Golding hops. It was nearly impossible to reproduce on a consistent basis, so we added blueberries to the recipe.
Whats a good food pairing for this beer? 
I would pair this with a second bottle… or poured over a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.