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Uncommon Stout - Bent River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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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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
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WKole81

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-25-2013 04:50:57 | More by WKole81
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:37:24 | More by KFBR392
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thedapperhacker

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2013 16:07:06 | More by thedapperhacker
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dmilewsk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-16-2013 13:17:44 | More by dmilewsk
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Bubba569

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-05-2013 17:32:31 | More by Bubba569
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bnes09

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 04:38:26 | More by bnes09
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-29-2013 02:57:55 | More by Ginepiece
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-07-2013 03:15:46 | More by Tjvan2
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DukeX13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-03-2013 01:30:07 | More by DukeX13
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +30.2%

04-01-2013 03:05:00 | More by bigbeerfan
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vidguy17

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2013 15:17:19 | More by vidguy17
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-19-2013 19:13:41 | More by MarshMan71
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is black but not quite opaque. A finger of head dissipated quickly to leave a skim and ring around the edge.

Smell: I got a whiff of roasted malts as soon as I popped the cap. The coffee scent is prominent. I am unsure, though, if it is espresso-like or akin to something a little less intense. Regardless, the roasted intensity seems tamed by chocolate and oatmeal. There are also scents of molasses, cappuccino, brown sugar, and perhaps some dark fruit or berries. Overall, it provides a very nice aroma.

Taste: It has a nice, full mouthfeel, but the flavor is muted. In that sense it does remind me of a cup of coffee, and the flavor seems more aligned with an oatmeal stout. The roasted barley is prominent but weak. It is also balanced by plum, a little molasses, black licorice, and dark chocolate. In fact, the overall flavor seems more akin to dark chocolate than anything else.

Drinkability: I was a little leery of buying this because I had never seen Bent River beer bottled and was concerned there would be packaging issues. However, this is decent enough out of the bottle to make me want to have a draft.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 04:21:21 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-04-2013 12:30:51 | More by Herky21
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smlmeyer

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-17-2013 17:53:58 | More by smlmeyer
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Bpierso1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-21-2013 04:47:23 | More by Bpierso1
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nkp765

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-19-2013 04:11:47 | More by nkp765
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MADJACK05

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

01-16-2013 19:54:55 | More by MADJACK05
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-28-2012 16:59:34 | More by RelentlessLefty
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mgloe


1/5  rDev -74%

12-23-2012 20:44:45 | More by mgloe
Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.