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Snow Pants - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 70
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 25.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 02-10-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 70
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This certainly expresses itself as a roastier, hoppier example of the style on the nose. I get a ton of espresso bean, along with subtle touches of chocolate and oat. It's not a knockout aroma, but a very sound one. Its flavor, though, is more impressive. It opens up with some chocolate and Irish cream flavors, with subtle oat qualities showing up on the back end. The aftertaste is faintly hoppy yet roasty, with an honest-to-goodness roasted barley characteristic. While a touch thin, the feel is silky smooth yet dry - exactly what I want from a stout. Carbonation manages to be soft yet just assertive enough. Another great beer from Union: it tastes like an Irish dry stout cranked up to 11, without any sacrifices to drinkability.

4.03/5: The only pair of snow pants worth owning

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Photo of Kubishark
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft. Completely black. Smells like something nice to drink on a cold day. Tastes the same. Rich, creamy, yet not as strong as I thought it would be for 8%, and that's a good thing. Feels creamy and medium bodied, I could probably drink another right after finishing the first. Overall I think this is a very well done oatmeal stout, one I would highly recommend if you're in Maryland when it's chilly outside.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft pour. Thick in the glass. Flavor is roast malt, toffee, espresso. Feel is creamy and silky. Overall a very nice oatmeal stout that I could drink often.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy flavor country, Batman! Whatever you do, don't let this beer be your last of the evening (especially after 2 DIPAs and a barleywine!) or it might work up a bit of gag reflex. As long as you're smart enough to start this one with a fresh palate and clear head, you're in for a gloriously rich, powerful, sweet, roasty oatmeal stout. Dense as a bog, and featuring a bit of the earthy smell of one too, but the real flavor players here are some intense roasted, smokey oatmeal, wood, sweet malts, whole grain bread, and even a bit of barbecued meat. This would go really well with a well-done steak and potatoes dinner, and could probably even substitute for your dinner if you were in a pinch. Not sure if I could recommend drinking more than one at a time without getting a little palate cleansing pale ale in between (or a glass of water, I guess).

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Photo of bluehende
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is everything an oatmeal stout should be. Nice roasted malt flavor with the creaminess you would expect from the oats. I would seek this one out,

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Photo of KYGunner
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours intensely thick and builds a creamy head of dark brown foam. Nicely aromatic nose of charred oats, marshmallows, coffee roast, chocolate malts, Graham cracker and embers.

The flavor is dry with a ribbon of sweetness. I'd swear it was a fruit stout. It ends with a charred oatmeal, chocolate malt and light roasted coffee. It also holds some bitterness from the hops.

This drinks a bit thin, for how viscous the pour was, but overall it's a satisfying beer.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, pours a lighter black with a small brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Tastes of slight chocolate and slight caramel with coffee predominance. Beer is medium bodied good carbonation, goes down very easy for its potency. Overall a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Union. Served in a Union sampler glass.

Pours a very dark brown. Nice big tan head with good retention and nice lacing as it goes down the glass. Thin collar throughout.

Nose is really nice with roast and chocolate alongside a faint hoppiness. Rich body with heavy chocolate and a bit of roast. Nice backing oats. A bit too roasty through the finish for me, but otherwise quite nice.

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Snow Pants from Union Craft Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.