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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This unique stout is our top selling beer. We infuse our Oatmeal Stout with some of the country's best coffee to make this award winning medium bodied ale.

28.8 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-06-2004)
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Reviews by smlmeyer:
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smlmeyer

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-17-2013 17:53:58 | More by smlmeyer
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Sampled on-tap at Summer Camp 2006. Arrived a nice dark black with brown edges and a nice cap of khaki foam. Albeit this was in a plastic cup...it still managed to look good. Aroma was big roastiness coupled with an awesome fresh brewed coffee bean following. A bit of chocolate and a slight creaminess.

First sip brings a smooth roasted malt upfront that quickly segways into a rush of brewed coffee flavor. I was plesantly suprised by the rich, forward coffee flavor here. Goes down with a hint of chocolate and a lingering roasted coffee bean finish. Overall, a tasty coffee stout and a great beer find at a festival.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth with a slight creamy aspect. Not overly heavy, but still had enough to make itself known. Even in the oppresively hot sun this was still tasty. I'm hoping to try it again sometime and I could see myself having a few. If you enjoy coffee stouts I'd say give this one a go!

05-29-2006 05:58:51 | More by orbitalr0x
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-25-2014 01:57:20 | More by bpfrush
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-02-2014 02:38:43 | More by BurdockBoy
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schoon

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-03-2014 00:42:59 | More by schoon
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-26-2014 02:23:28 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-27-2013 23:52:53 | More by jheezee
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%

That’s pretty much a big ol’ coffee beer alll right. Big aroma of roasted coffee, fortunately not too bitter. Clearly the fact that it’s one of BR’s regular brews has meant they’ve kept working on it. The brewmaster told me he’s had some business types slam three or four pints of this the night before a big presentation, then call back to complain that they couldn’t get to sleep at all. So he makes sure everybody knows that this not a "coffee roast malt" beer; this is a beer with lots of coffee in it! And it’s pretty tasty, too.

09-22-2005 15:49:40 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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zoolou

Iowa

2.45/5  rDev -36.5%

Appeared very dark, almost black.

Smelled like semi-burnt, weak coffee, and the taste was much the same. I could not fish out any other flavors besides the burnt coffee flavor, and I may as well have been drinking coffee.

I have enjoyed coffee stouts in the past, but this one was a bit too one-dimensional for repeated tastings. Judging from the other higher scores, I may have had a bad pour, but I don't think so.

03-29-2011 14:20:00 | More by zoolou
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Rborre321

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-06-2014 20:35:46 | More by Rborre321
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bashiba

Iowa

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured a dark brown color with a suprising amount of transperancy for a stout. With a nice inch of tan head.

Smell was very nice, hints of bitter chocolate, heavy coffee odors and some nice burnt malts dominating.

Taste was dominated by the coffee. A little bit of bitter dark malts, but mostly coffee flavors coming through.

Mouthfeel was very thin and watery, the one real downfall to this beer.

Drinkability was fine, I just expect a little more substance from a stout.

07-03-2005 20:19:15 | More by bashiba
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%

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!

07-27-2014 01:45:50 | More by larryarms847
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spauldo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-02-2014 23:31:31 | More by spauldo
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-26-2013 01:59:42 | More by dexterk1
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-12-2014 23:53:43 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at Green Lady for the "South of 80" event. Served in a narrow fluted tulip, review from notes.

Black body fades into a dark burnt sienna brown around the edges, topped with a thin wispy skim of tan foam across the surface.

Mellow roast malt and coffee notes, rich but subtle.

Flavor is big on coffee, mellow and roasty malts, and is smooth and light bodied. Light lingering bitterness from the coffee i'd guess. Wholesome and satisfying, equal parts roast malt and bitter coffee, hints of dark chocolate, smooth and integrated feel. Seemingly simple, yet well crafted and enjoyable. Definitely something to see out, a solid coffee stout from Bent River.

05-25-2012 03:14:02 | More by emerge077
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jsh420

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-27-2013 22:08:54 | More by jsh420
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-08-2014 19:34:30 | More by Hendrick24
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ineedafirkin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 22:17:23 | More by ineedafirkin
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Beestin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-13-2014 18:51:43 | More by Beestin
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Bpierso1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-21-2013 04:47:23 | More by Bpierso1
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-25-2013 23:32:53 | More by IdrinkGas
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2013 03:18:31 | More by d_brommer_nh
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-02-2014 22:13:14 | More by bismarksays
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nightcrawler

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

Growlers of this beer don't last long at my house. The beer is black and pours with a beautiful dark brown head that clings to the glass as you tip it. Smells like a warm cup of java.

The coffee taste *is* very strong and is followed by just a hint of grain on the back, but I like that. I hearken this to a very sweet milk stout, just replace the sweet with coffee.

The body is okay for a stout, but is more like a porter.

This is a great beer to drink when you are eating a sweeter baked items, like muffins or rolls.

12-21-2009 17:24:22 | More by nightcrawler
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Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.