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Saint Arnold Winter Stout - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-28-2002

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Ratings: 445 | Reviews: 190
Reviews by kwill:
Photo of kwill
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured with a very thin head that unfortunately disappeared far too quickly. Smells slightly sweet and malty with a hint of chocolate.

Like other reviews have said, this does feel a bit watery and not very "stout". This beer would definitely be helped with thicker and stronger characteristics. There is a mild burnt aftertaste to this beer that, unfortunately, covers up any of the flavors that the malty smell hints of.

Not a bad beer at all, and definitely a drinkable and enjoyable one. But if I had to choose a stout, I would definitely go with one of the Young's stouts.

More User Reviews:
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Mora2000
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Longhorn2750
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It's a nice stout but a tad on the light side for my taste. The head is weak at best and dissipates rapidly. It has a hint of coffee and chocolate that is not over whelming. It pours dark chocolate brown with a slight amber hew. It has a lighter then average feel for a stout with a smooth light roast malty finish. It may be much improved with a nitro poor on tap. However, I have only partaken in the bottled version.

Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.8/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jbphoto88
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of mully
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Qabil
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Stigs
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of BeardedRiker
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of porter0209
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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