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Pinstripe Stout - Blue Pants Brewery

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Pinstripe Stout
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 11-18-2010)
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Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours pitch black but with absolutely no head whatsoever. At first I really thought I got a defective bottle that had not been carbonated. There is just a very faint ring around the top but you have to look close. Really a big letdown.

Aroma is a nice mix of coffee and vanilla with the coffee just winning out. Plenty of roast as well and really reminiscent of a well-brewed mocha.

Loads of coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla on the flavor along with plenty of roast. All is quite nicely balanced and there is a pleasant sweetness smoothing everything out. The lack of carbonation really shows up here leading to an excessively watery mouthfeel. The flavors also drop away rather quickly leaving just a slightly astringent bitterness.

Overall, a nice beer that just falls a bit short. I really like what is going on with the coffee and vanilla and it is a little weak and fades quickly. The lack of carbonation really kills this beer and takes away greatly from the mouthfeel and appearance. It is certainly not worth the $10 I paid for the bomber.

rangerred, Feb 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Reaper16
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

served on-tap into a pint glass @ Suds of the South beerfest

***Note: my review of this beer is under the assumption that this is an AMERICAN STOUT style beer, not a double/imperial stout***

Pours a ashy looking black color. That doesn't mean anything does it? Well, I guess I mean that it is more of a dark dark gray than black, like charcoal. Shoulda' just said charcoal. I don't like deleting sentences, as you can see. 1.5 fingers of khaki head is quick to dissipate.

Pinstripe Stout has a potent nose. It doesn't smell like an imperial stout, but there's plenty of stuff going on. Well, in quantity of smell not quantity of different smells. You like chocolate? There's plenty of baker's chocolate here. You like coffee? Lots of it here. Roast? Naturally. Vanilla and/or cream puff filling? Indeed. Hops? Not so much. But that's OK.

The taste follows the nose. Again, this doesn't taste like an imperial stout. It tastes, at most, like an Export Stout. There's a lot of coffee and darkish chocolate and sweetness too but oh, so much roast flavor... but it isn't a heavy beer and it isn't complex. I drank multiple rounds of this before learning of its ABV% of 8. You can't taste that 8% whatsoever.

This is an American Stout, no more. Blue Pants would be wise to market this not as an imperial stout. It just isn't full enough (in mouthfeel or complexity) to be a successful beer in that category. As a straight-up stout however, I can't really ask for much more than what Pinstripe Stout delivers. Good work, Blue Pants.

Reaper16, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

James47, Jan 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Mbpike, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque ebony with 4 fingers of mocha colored head, that finally tightens up to 2 fingers of head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Coffee & cocoa, all fade as this warms

T: Follows the nose, some powdery dryness & carob up front. Some roastyness, carob & more coffee as this warms, there's a touch of chicory along with dryness. Finishes roasty, slightly boozey, pretty dry with a bit of raisin & carob lurking in the background

MF: Light bodied, creamy/soft carbonation

A pretty good, drinkable coffee slanted Imp Stout, I'd rather have founders or expresso yeti, but a passable alternative

russpowell, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rworkman, Feb 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

xxcarpxx, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

CRJMellor, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

CraigTravor, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BlueMoon10, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

TheBishopco, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

freduardo, Jan 15, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at The Nook in Huntsville, AL. This beer is opaquely dark with a coffee and burnt malt taste. Smooth and not as heavy as a Guinness with a slightly bitter after taste. A taste that grows on you and gets better with each sip. Outstanding aroma that makes you want to sniff as you drink. A good local brew that is certainly worth a try.

gerite, Oct 08, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Syracuse12, Jun 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

henryhampton, Aug 12, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%

EricTKole, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of youngkin
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this one at Bandito Southside in Huntsville. Poured black and smooth. Relatively low carbonation contributes to the mouthfeel number. Heavy coffee finish. Really enjoyed this one. I can't wait to try the Knickerbocker Red. Support Huntsville area brewing.

youngkin, Mar 12, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

KeyWestGator, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

memphischas, Feb 21, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle. Pours a black color with a thin and quickly disappearing tan head, not really much lacing. Aroma is a hint of roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, bread, nutty, and a hint of earthy hops. Flavor is roasted malts, cocoa, a bit of vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is medium, a touch of creaminess, but a fairly dry, chalky, and bitter finish. Not really a whole lot of coffee in this one, decent stout, closer to milk stout aromas and flavors. Good beer though.

mtstatebeer, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Justinbshelton, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Jeffrey2310, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sburrough, Jan 05, 2013
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Pinstripe Stout from Blue Pants Brewery
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