Saint Arnold Winter Stout - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by paceyourself:
3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
This is the second time i'm having this stout and it seems a bit different from the first, especially the aroma. A nutty caramel aroma is still there but a stale sour odor dominates it. The heavy roasted malt flavors hold more than their own against the slightly spicy hops. A gentle moderate carbonation gave it a nice mouthfeel but not as smooth as i had remembered. It would be more drinkable if the aroma wasn't so off. Thanks Morris729 for the sample.
03-02-2003 05:48:44 | More by paceyourself
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3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
02-19-2008 17:46:29 | More by hopsleeroy
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
03-21-2008 03:38:17 | More by Mora2000
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
12-29-2009 23:22:46 | More by whoneeds8
4/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
02-02-2008 00:46:05 | More by jbphoto88
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
03-24-2008 05:37:09 | More by mully
3.93/5 rDev +8%
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.
03-10-2010 00:06:52 | More by Stigs
3.1/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
11-23-2008 02:34:18 | More by Sammy
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
01-08-2012 04:16:38 | More by BeardedRiker
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
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
04-19-2008 22:42:24 | More by russpowell
3.43/5 rDev -5.8%
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 bouquets 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 Im glad I had the opportunity to try it thanks Morris729.
04-19-2003 12:10:25 | More by bditty187
Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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