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Saint Arnold Winter Stout - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-28-2002)
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Reviews by Hops4Pops:
Photo of Hops4Pops
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle - 2013 batch.
Letting this one warm to about 60 degrees F before doing my review other than appearance.
A: Side pour into a tulip. Almost no head. What is there is a tan-ish, off-white color and all but disappeared within a minute. Seems to be under-carbonated. Almost no lacing and what is there is oily and disappears within seconds.Dark chocolate brown in color. With light shining through it, it is deep red brownish in color
S: Smells a bit off, burnt malt I think is the culprit. Some sweetness. Chocolate but I don't think it was the best of dark chocolate, caramel.
T: About the same as the smell. Some un-welcomed bite that I guess is coming from the overdone malt. I think there may be some citrus and other fruit in there but I am distracted by the other parts too much to call it.
M: Starts with a bite that I am not fond of. Gets soft and creamy in the middle instead of up front. Bitter kind of funky.
O: The 2012 batch seems to have been a lot better from what I remember. Not sure because I have come a long way since then and never even reviewed it. I just remember drinking the 2012, really liking it and wanting more. It is not bad. Its just not as good as last year I don't think. I bought a sixer and I will drink it but will not be buying more this year.

Hops4Pops, Dec 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured black with red edges and looked a little bit thin on the pour. Decent off white head that dissipates failry quick. Not a ton of aroma-mild roasted flavor and fruittiness. Maybe oats. Taste was fruitier than I expected. Mild roasted malt flavor, light coffee, light chocolate with some cherry and some citrus fruit flavors. Low on hops but add to the citrus on the back of the tongue. Kind of thin in the mouth, decent carbonation, and crisper than most stouts. Very drinkable. Not the best stout I've ever had but good and a little different take on the style.

hopsleeroy, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +3%

tbryan5, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Ben7773, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Kappakoosh, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -17.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I really like this beer, which pours an almost black with red edges when held up to a light source. The beer pours with a beige head, which disappears very quickly. The beer has a roasted smell, but not as strong as some stouts I have tried. The beer has a roasted malt taste with some coffee to it. The beer is easy to drink, but I am not sure how drinkable it would be after you had a few of them.

Overall, this is a very good stout from a brewery made up of really good people. It is not the best stout I have had, but it ranks pretty highly on my list.

Mora2000, Mar 21, 2008
Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +3%

standardcherry, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Cynic-ale, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of whoneeds8
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a new belgium glass dark brown at first then to black once it filled the glass. Thin off white head, min. lacing. There is a slight carmal malt scent to it. The taste is fairly generic, but that's not a bad thing. Hop front is slight, but the carmel sweets are well defined at the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel isn't too terribly thick, probably just perfect. Overall this is a very very drinkable winter treat.

whoneeds8, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

valkyre65, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of jbphoto88
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown and ruby beer thats not totally opaque. It looks like a slightly watered down imperial stout. There is a cream colored head that rises quickly but fades fast.

Smell is of roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee. A very pleasing scent that alludes to this beer being all about the malts as it is the predominate scent.

As previously stated this beer is all about the malts. It starts with great malt taste that fades into some dark fruits and mild chocolates. The aftertaste is all malt. This beer tastes as fresh as a beer brewed just the other day... and thats a good thing in this case. It has a fresh mouthfeel and taste that inspires you to drink more. 2007-early 08 bottle.

jbphoto88, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of mully
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to JDV for the chance to try this beer

Clean looking black beer dark tan head fades to leave a thing foam across the top, no lace left
Coffee, patent malt and chocolate and alcohol dominate the nose.
Heavy roast malts and the dryness that comes with them, some coffee flavors
a little light on the mouthfeel not substantial -- almost a little watery the light body makes this beer very drinkable not a huge stout but it would be a good, dark session beer.

mully, Mar 24, 2008
Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +3%

hsus0225, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Stigs
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, got this as an extra from a BA i cent remember which right now...but thank you! served in a DFH signature glass.

A - somewhat aggressive pour yielded about half an inch of light khaki foam, tight and bubbly. quickly fell to a thin layer and ring around the glass. the beer is dark, burnt brown when held up to the light.

S - slight roasted malts, some light fruitiness in the form of plums, cherries...nice fresh roasted coffee beans at the end, with some lactose sweetness in the finish.

T - following the nose with lightly toasted malts, turning into chocolatey sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness. the coffee flavor only briefly glances in the second half, before turning into some nuttyness and cherries...like the lack of overdone "christmas/winter spices"

M - abundant amount of carbonation, tight and fizzy...not too distracting. thinnish bodied, but slick all the way around and going down.

D - overall, this was pretty light and enjoyable - yet complex enough to keep my attention. there are better stouts out there, yes...but this one strived to be better than just average, and succeeded. a good, drinkable beer all around.

Stigs, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

JonathanL7890, thanks for the hitchhiker. Pours black with foaming brown head, that quickly dissipitates. Neutral aroma, faint roast. A bit thin mouthfeel, with ground powdered coffee taste, backed by malt. OK, but rather plain stout. Carbonation is fine.

Sammy, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of BeardedRiker
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, I missed out on the Pumpkinator but at least I can still have another good beer from Saint Arnold. You can never have too many stouts during the winter season and anytime I can get a good stout from a Texas brewery I'm all for it.

This is an easy stout to pour. Maybe that's because it's the last bottle I've poured from the six pack and I know exactly how to pour it. The head is foamy, tan-colored, and grows to about two fingers in height. Some remains on top throughout drinking and it looks sort of like cream swirls in coffee. There's just a tiny bit of lacing too. You can see through the beer that's the darkest of brown in color, but up to light it's a lighter reddish brown, though you can just barely see through.

I have a bit of a cold so my sense of smell will be hindered. I get mostly dark fruits and roastiness as well as sugary sweetness. Hops add a bit of tingly spiciness.

This is mostly a sweet and chocolate roasty stout. The roastiness lingers well after drinking which is a characteristic I always like in a stout. The sweetness is very much like candy (toffee?). The usual plum, fig, raisin trio of dark fruits add a bit of fruitiness. I'd say it's a little bitter as well but nothing too noticeable.

The mouthfeel is a bit too light for me as far as what I prefer with stouts, however, it is one of the most drinkable stouts I've had that isn't watery in feel. Carbonation is medium. It's pretty smooth overall and slightly sticky at the end from the sweetness.

The flavors are all there, though not too complex, it's not heavy enough for me, but it's very drinkable. So, if you want a good and drinkable stout then this is a good choice.

BeardedRiker, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of porter0209
3/5  rDev -17.6%

porter0209, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -17.6%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Finnman for this one!

Pours a purple tinged chestnut with 2+ fingers of brown-flecked tan. Average lacing & head retention

S: Coffee & a bit of chocolate, grows stronger as this warms

T: Coffee grounds, black patent malt, a bit of mocha & herbal hops up front. More coffee, dryness & a touch of caramel as this warms. Finishes with more coffee & a bit of oaky dryness

MF: Smooth with moderate carbonation

Drinks pretty good, but a little too much coffee for me to session on

russpowell, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of bditty187
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown, if not black in hue; brunette head, smallish, fair retention, no lace. The nose is inviting, while not potent, there is a perceptible aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Decent palate, grainy, bitter, much more roasted (contrary of the bouquet’s invitation), less chocolate, the hops are noticeable. The finish is long-lasting, chalky with sweetness lingering ever so gently... seems to get more acidic as it warms. The body is a touch too thin. Overall, this Stout is drinkable and pleasant, not outstanding but I’m glad I had the opportunity to try it… thanks Morris729.

bditty187, Apr 19, 2003
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Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.