Snow Pants | Union Craft Brewing Company

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130 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 02-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BJB13
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a tulip style pint glass.

Pours black and frothy with a two finger light brown head that settled down to a thin cap. Decent nose of roasted malt and chocolate with a trace of hops. Rich, malty and slightly sweet there is a light roast bitterness and coffee flavor. Finishes smooth, dry and creamy. Medium in body with low to medium carbonation.

This is a very good oatmeal stout. One that I could drink everyday. Definitely give it a try if you have the chance.

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip

L: Inky dark pour with 2 fingers of foamy brown head. Spotty lacing on the glass.

S: Roasted grains... espresso and dark chocolate.

T/F: Rich and roasty... lots of dark malts and Italian roast espresso. Cocoa and grains. Thick and almost creamy body from the oats. Nice hop bitterness complements the bitterness of the roast at the finish. Well carbonated.

O: Fantastic oatmeal stout. One of the best I've had lately.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A CAN tip from the creator of The CANQuest (tm): if a CAN displays a wedge-shaped pooching anywhere on its lid, move it to the head of the line in the queue & get it into either the reefer or if there is snow on the ground, throw it into the snow like the tiny grenade that it is becoming! I had noticed the pooching a few days ago on this one, but then I got distracted & forgot about it. I was riveted, watching the 'Ning/Pens Game 7 on Thursday night when I heard a metallic "Ping!" that a) nearly caused me to crap my pants & b) motivated me to find the culprit in the backlog & get it into the reefer. Upon close inspection, there were four (4) points on the lid where pressure had pooched it out. The loud noise that I heard was the bottom of the CAN going from being an inverted parabola to a distended one! I was f**king lucky, lemme tell you! This was an extremely well-seamed CAN as not only did the seam only show minor leaking this morning, but what usually happens next is that the panel will fail and a geyser will erupt through the vent. Man, did I dodge a bullet on that one!

From the CAN: "It is eerily quiet in the city streets. School and work are closed. Your car is buried. There's only one thing left to do: bust out your SNOW PANTS! Snow Pants Oatmeal Stout is a full-bodied ale packed with flavor. This jet black beer warms the palate with the roasty, chocolate flavor of rich, dark malt [CAN]plimented by a gentle, creamy body from a hefty dose of oats. A generous addition of Cascade and Columbus hops provides balance and lends a bit of a piney character to this tasty winter brew."

When I Crack!ed it open, there was actually a realease of CO2 through the vent, which surprised me, given the leaking at the seam. It looked Underfilled, but only because it had created so much room for itself. To say that I employd the gentlest of Glugs would be an understatement. Even the lightest Glug caused massive foaming in the glass. It finally settled into two fingers of massive, dense, deep-tan/light-brown head with good retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled richlyof coffee & dark chocolate. Mmm. Mouthfeel was full, very big, especially with the presence of so much carbonation. The taste was much more like dark chocolate than coffee, but the hops imparted a light mintiness to the point that I was put in mind of a liquefied York Peppermint Patty. Finish was dry, kind of bitter, but a pleasant stout in total. In fact. as I drank through it, I began to really get the coffee flavor on the extreme finish, well after the swallow.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a nearly opaque balck with a tan head. Initial impression is roast coffee, with maybe a hint of chocolate. Avtually sort of bland. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. OK, but I wouldn't seek this out.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can into glass

black in color, with thin head that disappears quickly. dry roasty aroma. taste is quite acidic and sharp, I would have expected more balance. body a little thin for style too.

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Photo of enrique_m
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look, dark brown, cinnamon colored head, and no lacing.
smell: smells like creomulsion cough syrup.
taste: pretty tasty for an oatmeal stout, coffee, chocolate, and oats.
feel: medium body and a easy drinker
overall: pretty darn tasty.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpaethJam
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbeervt
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
2.88/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrBass
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erjaq
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.37/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Snow Pants from Union Craft Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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