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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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Uncommon Stout
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very good

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.2%

spauldo, Apr 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

bigbeerfan, Apr 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

davesway10, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

MADJACK05, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at Bistro 101. Very rich coffee taste, was very smooth. Smells like what I would expect from a oatmeal stout. Has an appealing color from the tap. Head was thick and foamy but was not abundant. Has a great mouthfeel. Overall I enjoyed it and would gladly have another pint.

thedapperhacker, May 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Kourtney, Oct 27, 2012
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4.64/5  rDev +20.8%

Wardnemisis, Nov 22, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an excellent tanish-but-mostly-black color.

S: Mainly smells like the morning brew of coffee, but you can also find hints of the oatmealish aroma as well.

T: Has a 'warm' taste to it. One can taste the sweetness of the oatmeal, almost chocolatey with the robustness of the coffee.

M: Mild-Mid carbonation allows it go down very smoothly.

This beer (and Bent River's Jalapeno brew) were the two beers that got me hooked onto microbrews, from the generic, everyday beers that I was accustomed to. I can't help but to stop into Bent River and have at least one pint of Uncommon every time I happen to find myself in the Moline area.

xTrashcat, Mar 17, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown and hazy. Medium thickness, off-white head on the pour recedes quickly leaving touches of lacing.

Rich and robust aroma of smooth coffee, dark chocolate and corn meal.

Solid malt body of toasted wheat bread, bold medium roast coffee, and smooth dark chocolate. Earthy hop tones in perfect balance with the roasted malt. Oatmeal and grit character smooths out the flavor and provides a nice finish to compliment the lingering coffee bitterness.

Medium bodied with a smooth, rich texture. Finish in slightly dry from the coffee. Well carbonated.

Highly complex, well balanced and drinkable. One of the best oatmeal, coffee stout I have tasted.

bnes09, Apr 30, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

According to the website, all superflous capitalization left in tact:

"A Real Eye Opener! Dark Medium Bodied Ale Full of Rich Coffee and Roasted Barley Tones"

Pours a very dark and thick red. Nice brown head, distinct ruby hues even in the low light of the bar.

Smells--whew!--they weren't kidding about this being an eye opener. HUGE coffee starts this one off, dark roast of some sort along with distinct nodes of chocolate and caramel.

Oh thank god it tastes just like it smells. Giant coffee and big bitter roasted malts start things off. It moves into a sweet, creamy coffee near the middle. The coffee cuts off abruptly near the end and I'm left with a long, lingering hop and roasted malt dryness. Wonderfully complex and layered.

One heck of a brew pub stout. I'm a bit of a sucker for a nice, strong coffee stout, so I might be a little biased here, but I'd certainly endorse a trip to Bent River for this beer alone!

mynie, Nov 26, 2006
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4.56/5  rDev +18.8%

Malone47, Apr 09, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +17.7%

kc0wmv, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

tnation, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Bakerhead1979, Mar 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

senselessinsanity, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

clausr, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Travitten, Apr 08, 2014
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BiomedHawk, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

SouthSider14, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Very good! Best coffee beer that I'm aware of in the Midwest region. Just as good by the 6 pack bottle as it is by the jug from the brewery. Coffee connoisseurs this is the coffee beer for you!

beechrturbo, Aug 23, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +15.6%

Jill_kellum, Tuesday at 02:28 AM
Photo of BierStein711
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap from the source, the bent river brewery.

Three finger dark-tan head. The color of a doughboy's puttees.

Jet black with a red hue at the the bottom.

Aroma: coffee, roast malt, charcoal, and a hint of booze.

Taste: Coffee, roast malt, a small, pleasant hop finish.

Overall, I'd buy a six pack! This definitely rivals Speedway Stout.

BierStein711, Aug 14, 2013
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Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.