Uncommon Stout | Bent River Brewing Company

Uncommon StoutUncommon Stout
BA SCORE
3.79/5
295 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
Ranking:
#16,534
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
295
pDev:
15.83%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
75
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of napdynmite
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew33
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaneBramage
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: dark
S: cocoa and malt
T: cocoa and coffee, hints of cola
F: smooth with a hint of bitterness
O: a solid stout from an underrated brewery

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Photo of lovethebelgians
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tourdot
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sendbeer
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Good start. Smells like chocolate, cola, and a little coffee.

I think this is oxidized, tasting wet cardboard and an off sour note as well.

I hope this bottle has just gone bad. The aroma tells me that this is not a terrible beer. I'd give it another try.

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Photo of ryan33iowa
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really potent coffee flavor with more than its fair share of roasting. A bit on the syrupy side, which adds to the sipping-only vibe that it gives off.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebigredone
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wulfie85
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerjacksteve
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdFed
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, deep brown having a garnet hue at the edges when held to the light, producing 2+ fingers of tan, shortlived, foamy head that leaves a stringy wash of thin lace. Aroma is led by rich dark coffee followed closely by deeply roasted malt & nuts in a background that hints of woody vanilla, chocolate, molasses & a faint touch of dark fruit. Taste is less robust than the nose: coffee & roast, dark malts, hints of char, dark unsweetened cocoa & cola. The lightly dry finish exhibits char, unsweetened cocoa & low cola like sweetness. Aftertaste is dry, bitter chocolate, roast & a more exaggerated burnt note than in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, low-moderate carbonation, creamy but not as chewy as expected from the oats, with a light prickly bite beginning at midsip and lasting through the finish.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Bent River infuses coffee into this brew—are they suggesting that this could be a breakfast beer? Very good use of coffee here, balanced in all aspects and quite easy to knock back. They made the right choice to start bottling this beer. There are not enough coffee beers, let alone great ones like this.

STYLE: Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 6.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Nearly pitch black, healthy lacing

SMELL: Fresh coffee, unsweetened chocolate, mild charcoal, burnt blackberries, toasted bread crust

TASTE: Very smooth, almost silky, creamy, chewy medium body, fresh coffee overtones, dried grass, mild chocolate, hint of alcohol, black currants, moderate hopping, balance bitterness, roasted finish

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Photo of charrel
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlaskanYoung
1.75/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Did not enjoy this beer

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Photo of jw35
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mdwstbrlvr
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

A: Deep, dark brown, 90% opaque, starts with good size light brown forth head, quickly recedes.

S: Awesome. Coffee forward, chocolate, malt, slight bitterness. Reminds of a good dark roast coffee.

T: Good, but somewhat one dimensional. Coffee is prevalent, but the chocolate and any malt is muted to non-existent. Slight hop bitterness at the end. I will say that the taste is really good for a non-imperial stout.

M: Excellent. Carbonation is noticeable but not overdone, creaminess from the oatmeal fills this one out.

O: Excellent non-imperial stout.

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Photo of crichardson90
4.67/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lives just miles away from the source. Bent River Brewery. Best oatmeal coffee stout imo. Can't get enough. Love it

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Uncommon Stout from Bent River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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