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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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Minkybut

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 17:22:28 | More by Minkybut
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

12-03-2013 13:45:26 | More by Coopersbeer
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-27-2013 23:52:53 | More by jheezee
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-27-2013 02:21:01 | More by smithj4
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BeerFan95

New York

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice dark brown body with a long lasting frothy tan head. Good lacing. Seemed to have a nice level of viscosity.

S: Initially there was a nice blend of roasted a dark chocolate malts, but there was a hint of smoke and coffee. While the roasted malts seemed to dominate there was enough subtitles from the other notes to make it work.

T: A little more dark chocolate than I expected. Still heavy in the roasted malts, but the chocolate added a delicate sweetness. Mild flavors of coffee and smoke.

M: Although easy to drink and very smooth the beer did have some body to it. A nice dry finish

O: Really enjoyed this beer. A well balanced flavor that complemented the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 19:00:46 | More by BeerFan95
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-26-2013 01:59:42 | More by dexterk1
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skubas86

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-25-2013 23:13:16 | More by skubas86
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 03:18:31 | More by d_brommer_nh
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Irishlover58

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-20-2013 09:38:04 | More by Irishlover58
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HawkeyeJosh

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-14-2013 23:09:54 | More by HawkeyeJosh
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AmishRockstar

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-09-2013 21:26:53 | More by AmishRockstar
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-17-2013 17:42:41 | More by ryanpj
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Roger85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-09-2013 23:51:55 | More by Roger85
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-26-2013 16:20:53 | More by DarthKostrizer
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-20-2013 00:44:26 | More by jschott75
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BierStein711

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 16:39:11 | More by BierStein711
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emwild12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2013 20:29:22 | More by emwild12
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle with no date, poured into a snifter

silky smooth oatmeal stout, black coffee, hop bitter, lil chocolate and all that. dark look, ruby edges, small ring of head. smells of a dirty coffee filter (primo coffee grounds).

"...soggy and wet, throw my pampers all around your neck"

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 20:21:53 | More by jimmah120
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-28-2013 04:00:52 | More by Zuidman
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thalassophile

Iowa

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Iowa City Hy-Vee, single bottle. Served in a clean pint glass.

Notes of deep chocolate and coffee with a little pine. Really, really, really yummy stout flavor -- one of the best domestic stouts I've ever sampled. Mouthfeel leaves a stouty soul wanting; there should be much thicker body here. Mouthfeel somewhat oily. Still, yummy as hell. The middle of the pint is ripe with deep malt flavors. Would totally drink again, many times.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 03:38:34 | More by thalassophile
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-10-2013 05:58:37 | More by egrace84
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, soapy head that leaves fleeting laces. MASSIVELY aromatic notes of dark chocolate and coffee dominate the nose, with notes of roasted malt and acidity behind it. Black. Starts with a deep, toasted malt flavor, a touch of acidity, then a flash of coffee as it moves into a low bitterness, and finishes with coffee lingering across roasted malt.

If only it tasted as good as it smelled!
My god, this is one of the best smelling coffee stouts on earth; it smells like a fantastic cup of dark chocolate with coffee. The flavor is a much, much subdued version of this. BUT, don't get me wrong, this tastes good. It's a bit on the thin end of stouts, but nothing too far out of whack. Quite solid.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 19:36:25 | More by TheSSG
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pooogy

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-20-2013 22:11:04 | More by pooogy
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Gipsy_Danger

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-27-2013 04:37:19 | More by Gipsy_Danger
Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.