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Pinstripe Stout - Blue Pants Brewery

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Pinstripe Stout
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 3
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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jmbraxton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +34.8%

04-03-2012 00:31:08 | More by jmbraxton
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James47


4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-17-2013 23:55:31 | More by James47
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-15-2012 03:38:30 | More by freduardo
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Sanmn420

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-15-2014 02:27:21 | More by Sanmn420
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FliryVorru

Alabama

4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at the blue Pants Brewery Tap Room.

Appearance: Pours with a chocolatey-black appearance. A small head that is gone after I take my first sip.

Smell: My nose got slapped. This is an in-your-face stout with toasted everything coming straight out. Mostly hints of chocolate truffle, Heath bar, sweet cream.

Taste: Yum. That says it all. Everything you smelled is now in one place. The only downside that that the malty tastes are so accentuated you can't taste any of the hop involved in the brew. In my case, I like my stouts with as little hope as possible, so I was happy!.

Mouthfeel: Generally I like a stout that has a creamy texture with light carbonation, but this is one of the few moderate-high carbonation stouts that pique my interest. The emphasis of the roasted flavors really balances well with the carbonation. Both cover up the ABV with staggering ease.

Overall: I love this Blue pants brew. It's my favorite beer put out by the brewery that is closest to my home. I can't say the brew would go win double gold medals at an international competition, but it wouldn't embarrass itself either. A solid stout from an up-and-coming brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 18:42:02 | More by FliryVorru
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 17:35:12 | More by Reaper16
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bcal16

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

03-16-2012 14:19:22 | More by bcal16
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youngkin

Alabama

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2011 15:29:37 | More by youngkin
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Roxie_B

Alabama

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: Bottle
Appearance: Dark and about what I expect in a stout
Smell: Big coffee nose with a bit of wood in it.
Taste: The taste is a bit watery but has some nice coffee to it. A bit less bitter than other stouts I've had but enjoyable.
Mouthfeel. Not as thick as other stouts but still leaves a nice lingering coating.

Overall: A solid local brew for North Alabama. Good price per pour and I am pleased to report the brewery is right down the road from me. This is a great thing for Alabama, never thought I'd see the say. Good job to the Free the Hops campaign and the folks at Blue Pants. I suspect I will enjoy this more when the weather cools down come October or November. Not something I'd go really far out of my way for but if you are in the North Alabama area and you like a good malty coffee stout you should check this one out.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 19:39:28 | More by Roxie_B
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Mojo

Alabama

4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium globe glass

A - obsidian black. A vigorous pour yield a massive caramel colored head. Retention and lacing are both great.

S - Chocolate, coffee, and a hint of vanilla.

T - follows the nose. Up front there is some sweet molasses and raisin. Coffee is the dominant flavor, but there is also chocolate, vanilla, and chicory. The finish has just a hint of alcohol warming.

M - very full with a coffee aftertaste.

O - My first offering from these guys. A right decent stout. There are better ones, but this one is worth a taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:37:57 | More by Mojo
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gerite

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 18:54:02 | More by gerite
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Mbpike

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-31-2014 04:23:33 | More by Mbpike
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rworkman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-26-2014 20:12:46 | More by rworkman
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-22-2014 16:32:09 | More by Justinbshelton
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-09-2013 01:16:52 | More by Jeffrey2310
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-20-2012 01:19:27 | More by justinm4bama
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-02-2013 15:33:59 | More by AlaskanYoung
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utah44

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I got this in a ghetto growler at Highland Package Store in Birmingham, Alabama. Has a sweet toasty smell that was pleasing to my nose. Not much carbonation or head. Opaque black color. Smooth and slightly bitter taste with lots of coffee toasty malt and slight hopes. This was my first encounter with beer from this brewery and I was pleasantly impressed, Would love to visit the Madison area and drink more of their beer on tap. I would recommend this stout to anyone who likes this style. I normally do not but this one was good.

Serving type: growler

06-19-2012 17:08:22 | More by utah44
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a lasting layer of deep tan-hued foam.

Smell: As one would expect, a coffee-forward, roasty aroma with touches of the added vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruit.

Taste: Roasty malts are prominent, though some charred toast is also present. The dregs of a pot of tangy coffee thrown in, a little vanilla showing. Some chalky dark chocolate. Medium-light sweetness. A little dark fruit. Slight milky tone midway and into the drying, roasty, warming, coffee-centric finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation, a bit foamy in the mouth.

Overall: A fairly competent, enjoyable coffee-dosed stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 23:06:56 | More by ChainGangGuy
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-01-2013 05:39:09 | More by CRJMellor
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-13-2014 07:30:49 | More by BlueMoon10
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-30-2013 00:59:43 | More by TheBishopco
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-21-2014 04:05:27 | More by memphischas
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sburrough

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-05-2013 02:08:52 | More by sburrough
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-30-2014 00:41:33 | More by IpeeA
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Pinstripe Stout from Blue Pants Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.