on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
A Perfect Blend of Black, Chocolate and Roasted Malts Form this Medium Bodied, Sweet Dark Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2010
On tap at brewpub
Moving on to the more appealing entries on the menu this third taster was actually quite good. Unlike the lighter ales which seemed unfocused and experimental this had a purpose. Knocking down a pint of this would be pleasurable and probably complement most of the entries on the standard brewpub menu well.

Aroma / Appearance - Deep inky black the fluid body had an oily presence. It did not betray a heavy alcoholic base nor should it have for a sessionable sweet stout. Oatmeal, raspberries, and little traces of black coffee.

Flavor / Palate - Sweet and fluid the mouthfeel is a trace watery. Heavily flavored oatmeal filled with fresh raspberries and accompanied by rare sips of black coffee make a solid impression on the palate. This is par for the course for the style. If I were to make a benchmark this would not be far from the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
dark red color. Reddish brown. Coffee aroma, dark chocolate and campfire smoke. Very nice. Instant press. Taste is oatmeal, coffee grounds and bakers chocolate. Decent finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrNemo (11) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 26, 2010
Betn River has some of the best beers I have had. I may be partial because I used to live in the Quad Cities and Bent River was THE QC brewery. This a very well balanced, roasty stout with coffee hints. When I am not in the mood for the uncommon, I have the outmeal instead. I had a keg of this beer and the IPA driven down for my wedding in Florida. Definately a huge hit at the reception. BR always puts a lot of effort into the appearance of their beers as well as balance and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Had a couple glasses from a growler supplied by Rooftoprogue. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor was dominated by roasted coffee with some chocolate, and fair amount of roasted malts. Finishes with bitter coffee. Mouthfeel was a tad thin. Had a stronger coffee flavor than the java stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Have had on tap many times at Bent River, and this is one of my favorites, and is my fiancee’s absolute favorite. Great coffee and chocolate notes, a creamy mouthfeel, and an all around great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2009
good replacement for the uncommon as they were out of my beloved coffee stout when i visited. solid roasty toasty smooth goodness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raiderfost (169) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2008
From a growler. Very good stuff! Oatmeal stout is not my favorite style but i really loved this one. Thanks Mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Full and frothy, lip smacking with some sweet oats and some bready, malty and dry notes, good sweet roast flavor, with a doughy, chewy mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Very dark brown with a light tan head. Fully toasted malts with hints of dark chocolate in the aroma. Light mocha flavors along with a touch of roasted malt. Not the big and full feel I expect for an oatmeal stout. Quick quaffable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Sandy Ring. Coffee Roast, Sweet Chocolate, Dry Oats Aroma. Carbonated, Thin Bodied Beer..Sweet Malt, Bitter Coffee Roast, Clean Bitter Aftertaste. Overall a Thin Bodied Stout, but Flavor is Nice.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50