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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | 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 Wrex68
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Wrex68, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

Minkybut, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Coopersbeer
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Coopersbeer, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +3.4%

jheezee, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

smithj4, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of BeerFan95
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

BeerFan95, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dexterk1, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of skubas86
3/5  rDev -22.5%

skubas86, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +3.4%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Irishlover58
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Irishlover58, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of HawkeyeJosh
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

HawkeyeJosh, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of AmishRockstar
4/5  rDev +3.4%

AmishRockstar, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

BeerWithMike, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +3.4%

ryanpj, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Roger85
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Roger85, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jschott75, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of BierStein711
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

BierStein711, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of emwild12
4/5  rDev +3.4%

emwild12, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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"

jimmah120, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Zuidman, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of thalassophile
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

thalassophile, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

egrace84, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

TheSSG, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of pooogy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

pooogy, Jun 20, 2013
Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.