Saint Arnold Winter Stout - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by jordanmills:
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
As promised, I found a six pack on the store shelf on 15 December, and not a minute earlier (or later!). I was looking forward to getting a fresh pack. Last year I found one a little late in the season, and it was out horrible. I asked around the store, and determined that it was probably purchased a year before. Burn. I think I still have one of the bottles left over, it was just that bad. I held off a review until I could get some that I knew was fresh.
So I poured it into a pint glass, got a thick fairly dark head that held on for a while. A lot of roasted armoa comes to the nose, like coffee, and a little smoke. Tastes about the same, but something fruity or lightly hoppy comes out - the aftertaste is like mild coffee too. Feels good and thick on the tongue, maybe a little more carbonated than I'd like (but that makes it palatable in the mild Texas winters, so it works out), but still good.
Overall, I have to say I like it. Definitely above average.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2006 01:10:17 | More by jordanmills
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3.64/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Nice dark color with amber hues towards the sides. The light tan head is billowy and stays with on every sip you take, the lacing, though thin, marks every stop you take along the way.
Smell: A little hollow, but chocolate and roasted malts flavors do come through as it hits warmer temperatures. A little raisin and alcohol smell eventually come out.
Taste: Sweet and malty overall, the malts come out around the center of your mouth and the chocolate flavors towards the back of your throat. Mildly bitter on the corners of your mouth and there is a slight alcohol flavors that accompanies the bitterness.
Mouthfeel: This is a light-to-medium bodied stout with mild carbonation.
Overall: not a bad stout, a little light bodied in my opinion but well worth trying. This stout has good malts and chocolate characters to it and the hops are hidden but balanced.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 02:07:37 | More by vickersspitfire
Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.