overall
85
73
style
RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Perfect Blend of Black, Chocolate and Roasted Malts Form this Medium Bodied, Sweet Dark Ale.

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3.4
Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, 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.

3.3
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, 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.

4.3
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.

3.4
msante79 (2244) - 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.

4.1
drowland (9053) - 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.

4
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

3.8
raiderfost (171) - 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.

3.6
3fourths (9358) - 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.

3.2
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, 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.

3.5
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.


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