Pinstripe Stout | Blue Pants Brewery

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85
very good
77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
bluepantsbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gold Medal 2015 World Beer Championships

Added by t0rin0 on 11-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Photo of russpowell
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
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

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Duff27
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to rich1970 for this bottle.

A - Pours the typical black, opaque color that stouts are known for but way over carbonated with half of the glass consisting of a massive dark tan head, the bottle also made a huge spritzing sound when it was opened. The head eventually died down (after 5 minutes) to where it should be - a nice even layer across the top.

S - A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of dark roasted chocolate.

T - This beer is dominated by dark roasted chocolate and coffee with a nice bitter coffee/chocolate bite at the very end, some alcohol warming in the back of the throat on the way down.

M - It's hard to get any texture from this beer because of the gigantic carbonation issue, as soon as it hits the tongue it's foams up like crazy in the mouth to the point of almost masking the overall flavor. The carbonation bubbles up immediately like a geyser.

O - A tasty stout but the massive carbonation is really killing this for me, 'would love to try this one again from a different batch. (I should probably let the bottle sit open all night and try it tomorrow, the carbonation issue is ridiculous.) Unfortunate, because the flavors I am getting are nice and roasty and work well.

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Photo of fredmugs
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of egrace84
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of KeyWestGator
1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of rangerred
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IpeeA
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of LJWalker
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bittle poured into snifter

A: Rich black brown brew with a little light escaping. Not much of a head but a small ring.

S: Roasted burnt alts, light coffee, nutty, chocolate, a little alcohol.

T: Light smokiness, nutty, roasted malts, light chocolate, a little oakiness

M: Medium bodied leaning toward fuller with a creamy finish.

O: This is a pretty solid stout and the light smokiness plays well off the sweet light chocolate and roasted malts making ths a really pleasing offering. I like the smoke does not overwhelm.

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Photo of Squire123
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garuda
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Blackish brown with a mocha one finger head that dissipates fast. Soapy lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, anise.

T: Follows nose with a surprisingly good taste. The dark chocolate really rocks it. Let it warm for maximum pop. Nice coffee and vanilla mix.

M: Medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: A decent entry from Blue Pants. Would definitely drink again. Wish I'd bought their barrel aged Pinstripe at the checkout counter.

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Pinstripe Stout from Blue Pants Brewery
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