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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
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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spauldo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-01-2013 03:05:00 | More by bigbeerfan
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davesway10

Iowa

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-20-2011 17:05:38 | More by davesway10
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AceMan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-28-2011 01:44:28 | More by AceMan
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MADJACK05

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-16-2013 19:54:55 | More by MADJACK05
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thedapperhacker

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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.

05-20-2013 16:07:06 | More by thedapperhacker
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Kourtney


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

10-27-2012 07:43:27 | More by Kourtney
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xTrashcat


4.6/5  rDev +19.2%

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.

03-17-2012 08:45:44 | More by xTrashcat
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bnes09

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +18.7%

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.

04-30-2013 04:38:26 | More by bnes09
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mynie

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +18.7%

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!

11-26-2006 17:15:57 | More by mynie
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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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tnation


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-07-2014 05:44:35 | More by tnation
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cardinals22

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-10-2014 23:01:46 | More by cardinals22
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Bakerhead1979

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-04-2014 17:33:36 | More by Bakerhead1979
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senselessinsanity

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-13-2014 13:52:49 | More by senselessinsanity
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Travitten

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-08-2014 03:38:53 | More by Travitten
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BiomedHawk

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-28-2014 23:30:09 | More by BiomedHawk
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SouthSider14

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-24-2014 19:37:42 | More by SouthSider14
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beechrturbo

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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!

08-23-2014 21:06:41 | More by beechrturbo
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +15%

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.

08-14-2013 16:39:11 | More by BierStein711
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brandtr3

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

This beer is a treat. While the coffee was dominant in the flavor and aroma, it did not overpower the roasted malt, chocolate or hop presence. I was pleasantly surprised by the balance in flavors that it displayed. I was also amazed that a beer with such outstanding flavor and body could be so drinkable.

01-19-2007 22:36:27 | More by brandtr3
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.29/5  rDev +11.1%

Sampled last night on 9/18/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter glass from a local brewery. Pours black in color with a very small thin tan head. LOTS of lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma of fresh black espresso coffee hits you right up front with some roasted malt. The taste is pretty much as would be expected with the smell. Black coffee with a hop finish BUT not overpowering at all. This is a great sipping brew and not a 'chugging' type of beer. Overall, a great "Oatmeal Stout with coffee added" brew.

09-19-2013 21:30:48 | More by BeerWithMike
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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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Bpierso1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-07-2014 02:28:42 | More by Dovers
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Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.