Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.22/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Nearly black and quite opaque, though a few slivers of light do get through at the bottom of the glass. Smooth tan head never fully dissipates.
Smell: Really smells very much like coffee. Dark malts are apparent as well.
Taste: Rich black coffee dominates over roasted malts. The bitter coffee flavor tastes genuine and is almost to the point of overpowering at first. As the beer warms, it mellows considerably, and I even detect a little oatmeal sweetness. The beer leaves a pleasant aftertaste that is, surprisingly, not that bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and good carbonation level.
Drinkability: Very drinkable, despite the intense flavors.
Notes: I first had this beer shortly after I turned 21. It was one of the first stouts I had (other than Guinness) and helped expand my concept of what beer can be. I thought "coffee in beer, that's crazy!", but ended up enjoying it. I don't care for coffee itself, so I knew there must be something special about it. Close to two years later, it still holds up as an excellent stout. With the coffee and oatmeal flavors, I can't help but compare it to Founders Breakfast Stout, one of my favorite beers. I'd label it Breakfast Stout's baby brother, but that's still high praise!
Serving type: on-tap
01-30-2010 16:38:17 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a nice light brown to black with a quickly dissipating head.
Smells of oatmeal, chocolate, and roasted malt are most prevalent.
Flavors of the oatmeal and chocolate are perfectly balanced with a roasted malt/nutty back bone.
Mouthfeel is where this one lost a couple of points, it was a bit thin for my taste in stouts.
Overall an excellent oatmeal stout and it's always great to support local!
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 01:45:50 | More by larryarms847
Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.