Blue Pants Brewery Candy Bar Pinstripe Stout
Blue Pants Brewery Candy Bar Pinstripe Stout is an American Double/Imperial Stout, 8% ABV. Bottled on 07/03/16, opened on 09/26/16. Lee, Raymond and I rather enjoyed this when we had it on podcast episode 131, so I was eager to grab a four pack of this when I made a trip to Madison, AL a few weeks later.
I didn’t remember seeing such large chunks of floating yeast when we had this before, but there it is. Apart from that this is a good looking stout with a nice dark color and tan head. This beer does smell a lot like a generic candy bar, I’m getting some sweet chocolate, vanilla “nougat” and a little bit of caramel. I don’t get any peanut, but I think they were shooting for a Snickers kind of thing on the nose. The taste has a good bit of sweet vanilla (maybe more marshmallow) and caramel, not too complex but it is nice and tasty. I remember thinking this reminded me a lot of Southern Tier Creme Brûlée the first time around, but now I’m questioning that assessment.
I remember liking this a bit more when we had it on the podcast, something just seemed off this time around… maybe there is a little something going on with all the yeast in this bottle?