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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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87
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by smlmeyer:
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

smlmeyer, Feb 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

orbitalr0x, May 29, 2006
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4.52/5  rDev +17.4%

kc0wmv, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

bpfrush, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BurdockBoy, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

schoon, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jheezee, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DrunkMcDermott, Sep 22, 2005
Photo of zoolou
2.45/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

zoolou, Mar 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

bashiba, Jul 03, 2005
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3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
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!

larryarms847, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

drone, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

spauldo, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dexterk1, Nov 26, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%

Rowold27, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

beersdmf17, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, May 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

jsh420, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hendrick24, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ineedafirkin, Dec 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Beestin, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Bpierso1, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

IdrinkGas, Dec 25, 2013
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Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.