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Saint Arnold Winter Stout - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Winter StoutSaint Arnold Winter Stout

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of bmwats
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark brown. Medium carbonation. Pours about a half finger, bubbly brown-white head. Settles quickly. No real lacing.

S: Roasted espresso and almonds, and a little black licorice.

T: Nutty roasted dark coffee.

M: Lightly sweet in the front, lightly bitter in the finish. Full, heavy body.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, maybe a little too much carbonation, not much of a head, and no real lacing. Nuts and coffee with black licorice in the nose. Full roasted nutty coffee malt body. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ChrisKuhns
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Nerck93
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of drinkAK
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BigBarley
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet
A - Poured straight down and hard, came to about a fingers worth of tan head, sitting atop a deep black body that has a dark-brown/amber glow through the light. Head recedes quickly to a thin, foam ring.

S - Coffee up front with a sweet, chocolate character. Roasty notes all over, whipped cream, mild hazelnut notes and more coffee.

T - French coffee, cocoa hints, roasted malts, slight caramel. Very sweet, very flavorful. Saint Arnold beers tend to have a trademark flavor hiding beneath it all, and this stout is no exception. Tasty stuff, nothing that hasn't been featured in other stouts, but there is a lot of flavor in here without being overwhelming.

M - I've had Imperial Stouts that were thinner than this! Great mouthfeel, just thick enough to remind you that it's not a porter, still very drinkable. Carbonation retains pretty well even after a hard pour (I pretty much dumped it in the glass), but doesn't overwhelm the tongue. Not overly creamy, but definitely not thin. Great feel for a beer.

O - Saint Arnold makes some serious beers, in my opinion, and this is one of my favorites. It has all the classic stout characteristics and the perfect mouth feel. Puts a lot of other stouts to shame with it's perfection of a simple approach. I'd love to see the imperial version, but it'll probably be a while.

Photo of texasnomad
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a dark coffee brown out of the bottle and quickly quickly sprouted a two finger head with large bubble which eventually settled down and thinned out and became a bit more creamy. Nice lacing. Held up to the light the color opens up to a deep amber red.

When I popped the top I imediately stuck my nose in the bottle to catch a quick glimpse of hops that all but disappeared when I poured it in a glass. After the initial pour the bouquet settled it into a roasted nut maltiness.

My first couple of sips were of sweet caramel, but later developed into more chocoolate and malt.

The mouthfeel was a bit thin, but not nonexistent. In any case, the beer still managed a bit a of smooth creaminess.

Overall, I like this beer and though it is not iconic of a traditional stout for drinking in cold wet environs, it gets the job done here in Southeast Texas.

Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Labeorphile
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Looks "weird", almost cola like. Dark with some amber when held up to light. Thin head with lots of rising bubbles for a stout. Little lacing that hangs around.

Very sweet aroma, little malt. A bit thin.

Initial flavor is not bad, but sweet taste quickly fades to nothing but an off aftertaste. Improves as it warms, but nothing remarkable.

Mouthfeel is wimpy. Overall an average beer. I expected much better from Saint Arnold's.

Update: Much better flavor and aroma when served at the proper temperature. I'm an idiot (or impatient). Numbers upgraded accordingly.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BrewerB
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to miikezombie for this beer. Cheers, Glen!

Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick topping of light tan foam. Good retention and a nice lacing pattern aside the glass. Excellent clarity.

Initial aromas of creamy hot chocolate and sweetened iced coffee drinks. Slightly nutty.

Slightly sweetened brewed coffee along, milk chocolate. Sweet in the finish though not overly so. Brown sugar. '

Medium-full bodied with a moderate carbonation level.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.