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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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Uncommon Stout
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BA SCORE
87
very good

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of mgloe
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of WestHam973
1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

just don't like the coffee flavor of this at all

Photo of Jho3325
2.11/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter. It has a cola look and smelled like cheap coffee. Smell is overpoweringly coffee. I did not really taste beer in this at all. Rather, it tasted like cold Folgers. It didn't taste like it was brewed with coffee. It tasted like someone poured a little bit of stout into stale coffee. I won't be trying again.

Photo of zoolou
2.45/5  rDev -36.2%
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.

Photo of jsh420
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of TimErickson
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of bismarksays
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of NorthSideSean
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Coopersbeer
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Minkybut
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this promising beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a black looking brew with a tan head. The head did not last very long at all. The beer mostly tasted like coffee, cold coffee, cold heavy coffee with a handful of sugar thrown in it. It was cold coffee to me and not beer. I will not buy again.

Photo of ShaneSmith
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Fr0stb1te
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of tbone64
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of skubas86
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Duff27
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of psherbe
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of jpro
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz into a mug. Wow - the coffee aroma is huge. Taste is a bit too much coffee, actually. This is almost like drinking coffee. Maybe more oatmeal and roasted malt would help round out this beer. I feel like I should mix this with another stout...

Photo of Wrex68
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of stogirelli
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ctrevino
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.