Uncommon Stout | Bent River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
290 Ratings
Uncommon StoutUncommon Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
bentriverbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
290
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.69%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 290 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of stanale
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rbrandt22
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oldvines
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDis
2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dracula68
2.43/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The head is very thin and quickly dissipates, far too quickly for the aesthetic visual pleasure of a stout. I like lingering and tracing on the glass and there just isn't any of that here. The bitter finish is an unpleasant slight copper on the tongue and the mouthfeel is more like a black ale. I don't mind black ales as long as I know that's what I'm getting, but I like better in stouts the heavy lingering feel like you've just taken a mouthful of really dark rye Bavarian bread in liquid alcohol form. This beer just simply doesn't deliver.

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Photo of DrMullet
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark oily black.
Smell is all black coffee.
Taste is a dark roasted coffee, followed by a dark chocolate finish.
I'm not a big stout fan, but this is my favorite of all time.

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Photo of wattie83
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sublime89
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TravisMason
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rdc67
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/5 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of coffee, strong roasted malt, sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of an Oatmeal Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong coffee sharpness. Tastes of coffee, strong roasted malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of hops. Overall, weak bodied, simple, and overly sharp.

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Photo of Boodks
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scotorum
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BENT RIVER UNCOMMON STOUT 12/5/16

Last of the four new brews from the beer club. We don't get this Illinois brewery's products in my state.

a; Opaque black with a half finger thick tan head which disappeared. No lacing.

s: Cold black coffee and dark chocolate.

t; Slightly bitter black coffee and ash. The latter fades later, and slight fruit notes develop, leading to a slightly bitter to sour finish.

m; Medium, good body and moderate carbonation tingle.

o; An OK coffee stout, not quite as pleasant as my favorite low ABV one, Narragansett Autocrat, and not as heavenly as Founders KBS, which coincidentally I had just had at lunch.

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Photo of Sparky44
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyTwins
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moodyxc9
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
1.66/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of TheHopsman
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dabear85
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Nope....sorry bent river...this is strike two....first was the nasty jalapeño beer. This one poured an opaque black with no head and no lace. The scent was decent....filled with coffee. The taste was watery coffee. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's not good.

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Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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