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Saint Arnold Winter Stout - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | 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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acevenom

Louisiana

3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass mug. Pours dark brown to black with a thick, light tan head. Some ruby light is visible along the bottom of the glass. There are aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, and toffee. The tasty follows the nose and the mouthfeel is creamy. The roastiness is pretty mild overall with some mild toffee sweetness. The chocolate and nut notes also play well with the rest of the flavors, producing a well-balanced brew. The carbonation is moderate and the body is full. This is an easy drinking stout. This is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 00:39:52 | More by acevenom
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Ford

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-18-2013 02:50:15 | More by Ford
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-13-2013 23:55:41 | More by standardcherry
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2013 00:55:06 | More by tubeyes
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Deep rich brown with ruby red highlights. Not a hint of black, just dark deep brown. Minimal head. Small, brownish-white collar. No lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts, tootsie roll sweetness, some darker cocoa notes running through the black. Some hints of citrus. Caramel malt sweetness. Some alcohol and dark fruit, mainly raisins and apple and plum. Gritty milk chocolate.

Taste: Roasted and seriously overcooked and caramelized malts. Breast with sweet chocolate notes. Tootsie roll sweetness coupled with milk chocolate and a touch of bitter cocoa. Some backing citrus. Deep fruity notes push ripe apple and plum. Oddly sweet. Some of the sweetness drips as the beer warms. Slight roasted element helps cut it. Chocolate notes are a bit weak overall.

Mouthfeel: Body runs a little thinner than medium. Smooth with a lightish carbonation. A touch of creaminess with a nice clean finish.

Overall: Stout? Rosary brown ale? Porter? A bit of it all.

This is an angsty teen of a beer. A lot of things going on that ultimately don't make a ton of sense. Not bad, but there are better takes on the style for at least the same price.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 20:22:42 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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mcdsports

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-06-2013 03:28:01 | More by mcdsports
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-05-2013 05:47:43 | More by Dwtucker90
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bmwats

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 04:00:25 | More by bmwats
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-02-2013 16:31:49 | More by hsus0225
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-31-2012 21:26:50 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Nerck93

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-30-2012 18:03:55 | More by Nerck93
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-28-2012 23:57:21 | More by StArnoldFan
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-28-2012 21:39:25 | More by drinkAK
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-27-2012 01:40:10 | More by t0rin0
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BigBarley

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 15:21:59 | More by BigBarley
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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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 02:38:58 | More by texasnomad
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-23-2012 02:32:59 | More by vcoggins
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Labeorphile

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 03:41:59 | More by Labeorphile
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-20-2012 03:19:41 | More by gritz147
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gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-13-2012 19:12:05 | More by gshak
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Davidmor


4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

10-21-2012 15:01:54 | More by Davidmor
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NeverSettle

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-12-2012 04:24:58 | More by NeverSettle
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TheStashRide

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-08-2012 00:48:36 | More by TheStashRide
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Kandla


4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-04-2012 20:48:02 | More by Kandla
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jbeezification

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-26-2012 03:03:53 | More by jbeezification
Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.