Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company
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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
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
3.99/5 rDev +3.4%
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"
07-31-2013 20:21:53 | More by jimmah120
4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
07-18-2013 03:38:34 | More by thalassophile
3.86/5 rDev 0%
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.
06-25-2013 19:36:25 | More by TheSSG
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance: a traditional stout look. Medium bodied thickness on the pour. Above average lacing on the glass while drinking.
Smell: has the aroma of a tall cup of black coffee. Tons of coffee grounds. Some oatmeal and molasses try to poke through but the coffee is dominant. Lacks complexity with but does the coffee aroma well.
Taste: more complexity here then in the aroma. Lighter coffee accents on the front. Toffee and caramel hit on the body. Some of the darker coffee grounds hit toward the back end of this brew. A chalky dryness is left on the palette.
Mouthfeel: heavy, with a lot of dryness. The coffee grounds are felt very much.
Overall: a very good Illinois beer. Fans of heavy stouts will definitely like this one.
05-23-2013 02:37:24 | More by KFBR392
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
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
Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.