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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer is still in development, but has seen a limited release. It is an 8.0% ABV American Imperial Stout with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavors. The high quality coffee grounds are added directly to the fermenter to minimize the bitterness. Vanilla is also added which imparts a sweet taste to the beer not normally found in this big of a stout. Its smooth, rich and is a greak break from the winter weather.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
newogiarc (2) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2011 does not count
I had this last night for the first time and I loved it. It has a thick chocolate-y taste and was really easy to drink even though it is a stout. I have been very impressed with Blue Pants Brewery and look forward to future brews.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3740) - - OCT 5, 2013
bottle. glass full of foam. turns black like magic. milk chocolate and vanilla aroma. flavor has notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. a good roasty bitterness with low hop addition. its a swell stout, i just donít understand why every beer pours a glass of foam first.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bomber from Smoky Mountain Wine and Spirits. Címon guys, just because a beer is from Alabama you give it a low score? This is the second beer Iíve had from Blue Pants and really liked. This is an excellent coffee stout, not the best ever, but very solid. The coffee aroma and flavor is very real and developed. I kept thinking there was lactose involved, but that may be the vanilla. Itís not too sweet, the vanilla is just an afterthought beneath the roasty coffee. I donít get any sour twang or metallic notes, just solid smooth coffee. The body and alcohol volume is very tasteful and appropriate for the flavor profile. This is great introduction to the Knoxville market and I will be buying this again,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottled. Chocolate coffee aroma hits as soon as the tan head settles on the opaque black body. Coffee mixed with cocoa powder hide the alcohol, a little burnt, finishes with good bitterness and body. Solid, I continue to be impressed with Blue Pants.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber courtesy of Suttree. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a faint attempt at a head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight ash and mild roast. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, a mild bitter roast finish. Thin-medium bodied. The taste is very reminiscent of bitter chocolate and itís growing on me as I drink it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Deep, dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is that of coffe, chocolate, vanillia with a tad of spicy hops. Taste is mostly coffee with a touch of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
Really solid stout. Itís hot outside but this is the kind of stout that I could still see myself drinking even in the spring. Lush coffee with a medium weight. Finishes clean. Not too roasty. Good beer. Nice effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft at mellow mushroom Huntsville. Pours black with half an inch of khaki foam that disappears quickly. Has some fairly prominent chocolate notes on the nose. Lots of chocolate on the tongue as well. I canít say Iím getting much vanilla on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2013
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. Heavy burnt coffee aroma. The flavors add a bit of chocolate to the mix, but this is still heavily dominated by the coffee.


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