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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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Uncommon Stout
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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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: 170 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.56/5  rDev +18.8%

Malone47, Apr 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Travitten, Apr 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

spauldo, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

truly a beauty, and from a brewery i never heard of before this one, its a real pleasant surprise. dark brown pushing black, shiny but not letting hardly any light in, the head is an inch high, settles but keeps stiff peaks like well beaten eggs. great nose too, coffee and roasted unmalted barley meet right in the middle, with the coffee taking the lead on the taste. i get a little sweetness to this, although i dont think its a milk stout, it just has that sweet body and lingering finish, a fantastic medium to transfer these flavors, early bitter coffee, but more balanced than most of its peers. its still a beer, yet the coffee does something unique to this. fresh brewed coffee all the way though, i love how the carbonation rises up at the end and crisps up a medium bodied finish. soft and delicate in feel, but about as robust as they come in terms of flavor. the use of coffee here is as good as any. while the base beer is great and distinct, i think the use of coffee rivals the best in the business, the very best. my first beer from bent river had my palate wet for many more. love this.

StonedTrippin, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Thedrizzle
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Thedrizzle, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

NorthSideSean, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Bakerhead1979, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

schoon, Mar 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

bismarksays, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. Bottle. Not sure if I got a bad batch or what but when I pour this beer into a glass the head is, for lack of a better word, unmanageable. Takes 10 minutes for the head to die down. So it takes a long time from opening this beer until the time I get to drink any. The head itself tastes like an ashtray-not indicative of the taste of the beer. The beer itself has nice roasted coffee flavor but a little too thin for my liking. It's just ok.

ToddHolder, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

SouthSider14, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Localdrinklax, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Wamba, Feb 11, 2014
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.

Jho3325, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Benvarine, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

boomdigs, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Wsherry1, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bernat1971, Jan 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

jsh420, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

IdrinkGas, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - oddly overfilled bottle pours a cola-like dark brown topped with a creamy beige head that holds decent retention
S - coffee and roasted barley aroma with some chocolate
T - coffee and roasted barley again here. Chocolate and oatmeal are present as well
M - thinner body than expected, moderate carbonation.
O - pretty pedestrian coffee stout. Good, but nothing extraordinary.

barnzy78, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jgarvis, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

hoosier222002, Dec 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Wrex68, Dec 14, 2013
Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.