Brettanomyces Fermented Pinstripe Stout
Blue Pants Brewery

Brettanomyces Fermented Pinstripe StoutBrettanomyces Fermented Pinstripe Stout
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Stout - American Imperial
3.39 | pDev: 28.32%
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Brettanomyces Fermented Pinstripe StoutBrettanomyces Fermented Pinstripe Stout
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champ103 from Texas

1.93/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A small tan head forms and recedes in a second. No lace is left behind.
S: Plastic, rubber, band aid, medicinal. Phenols going crazy, which makes this really unpleasant. No stout showing through, but I am way to distracted with the band aid/rubber character to notice anything else.
T: Like the nose, overwhelming plastic, rubbery, band aid like phenols. It is unpleasant and distracting. A few ounces and I am not enjoying this one bit.
M/O: A medium body, high carbonation. Surprised at how thin this seems. Really hard to drink this. Something that I almost immediately recoiled from.

Glad there were other people around to try this, I was struggling. People in my tasting group were more curious to have some based on the reaction from everyone before them. Not because there is any redeeming quality here. Unless the Bret just takes over after a few months, and makes this age badly...This seems poorly made to say the least.

Jan 30, 2017
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at The Sunspot in Knoxville TN.

Looked pretty good in the glass. Black with a decent looking off white head.

Pretty strong aroma of berries, with a little bit of chocolate in the mix.

Tastes pretty good. A bit odd to taste sourness in an Imperial Stout, but my tongue is enjoying it. Tart cherries, but only a faint suggestion of chocolate.

Mouth is a bit above medium.

All in all an interesting experience, quite enjoyable.

May 23, 2016
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BigGold from Mississippi

2.87/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First had poured from 22-oz. bomber, stamped born on "03/06/2016," into tumbler. My first "sour stout" was an infected mistake, contemptuously marketed by the brewery as if that were the plan all along. For that reason, I am probably biased against this new "style," a style whose time may never come, in my opinion. This "Brett stout" has not changed that opinion.

Mar 28, 2016
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homebrew_69 from Alabama

4.23/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was young when I tasted it and the Brett still came through. I think it will continue to get better with age, if it lasts that long! This is definitely a sipper. Get a bottle and share with someone.

Mar 22, 2016
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a taster glass.

A: Deep black with about a half finger tan head that didn't want to stay. Very light lacing.

S: The best part of the drink. Smells like a wild ale. Raspberries with a bit of oak and light coffee.

T: Now the interesting part. The brett produces a cherry/blackberry/raspberry mix that doesn't quite fit with the coffee/chocolate base. Better as it warms and settles.

M: Medium with low to medium carbonation.

O: Probably my least favorite of the Pinstripe series. A bit too strange with the brett factor. Bring me my peanut butter or milk and coffee Pinstripe.

Mar 16, 2016
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richj1970 from Alabama

3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 ml bottle.

A: Pitch black with smallish one finger tan head with lasting retention but leaving little to no lacing.

S: Roasted coffee mixed with tart cherries. Hints of oak and tobacco.

T: Coffee and dark roasted malts with slightly sour cherries. Some chocolate and vanilla lingering.

M: Medium body with fairly low carbonation.

O: Interesting twist on the Pinstripe series. Wild fermented stouts are always hit or miss with me. Really glad I tried it, but probably wouldn't go for more.

Mar 14, 2016
Brettanomyces Fermented Pinstripe Stout from Blue Pants Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings