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Snow Pants | Union Craft Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Very Good
132 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 02-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,423
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
132
pDev:
8.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by cyclonece09:
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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
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 imbibehour
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Deep dark espresso brown head, cascading up nicely to an easy four fingers. Settles a little quick to a small puck, resting up on a totally opaque classic dark walnut body.

Excellent aroma. Thick sensing roast grains, husky rich in smell giving to airy dark cocoa powder even a little bit nutty. Sense of light cream, even a bit thick almost into vanilla territory as well. Real nice and inviting.

Palate takes a much more interesting turn. Hints of aroma sweetnes are very much contrasted by a different angle. Mid palate fills with a good bitter char, crackling very dark roast as well. Hints of light bitter tobacco leaf and mild hop bitterness hit the finish like a real simple cigar. Tobacco embers and almost a woody tone comes out of this, leaving much of the perceived chocolate notes in the dust. Mouthfeel doesn't quite get the incredible creamy quality but is decent enough to let the flavors permeate through.

A real contrasting oatmeal stout from aroma to palate, a solid good one too!

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Photo of BBQWhisperer
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heystevec
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of needMIbeer
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mongrel
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is a little thin, both in the flavor and mouthfeel departments. The palate is dominated by nice burnt, bitter notes that border on astringent. But there's not quite enough sweetness and body to balance it out. Not a bad brew, just not very assertive for an 8% stout.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dexterk1
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sludgy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kbwalters
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitty1428
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sgbrown78
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klebe
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Snow Pants from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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