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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: 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
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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Deep brown, with red highlights and a light tan head that immediately runs to the edges of my goblet. Tiny bits of lace linger. Still.

S. Deep, sweet roasted malts, possibly lactose? Sweet and smooth, in any case, cocoa and a hint of red wine. Treacle and singed sugars. Some spice, but vague. It's a good nose, expressive and with lots of malt depth. Sweetens up as it warms - usually a smell this bold and malt foward would be found in a higher ABV beer, but I'm not complaining.

T. A little lighter than expected, given the nose. Sweet, cool and thin, with an emphasis on malt sugars and rich roast. Chocolate and a very small coffee tidbit remain in the finish. Really not bad, but nothing super special, either. A sweeter American stout, barely bitter, with enough malt presence to be interesting, but there are better out there.

M / O. Thinner mouthfeel and medium-low carbonation to this one. Pretty sure this was last year's vintage, so I would go easy on it. Winter Stout is not bad at all, but I would very much like to try this fresher...

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, extra from BeerHunter76, thank you sir! Poured into a Grand Teton pint glass.

A: Pours light black, actually a very thin brown with lots of shades of amber. Tons of carbonation and a khaki colored head with tiny bubbles and decent lace.

S: Sweet roasted malts, caramel, tootsie rolls, root beer, and hints of spices.

T: Sweet, with moderate caramel and chocolate notes & underlying flavors of brown sugar, with only a small roasted character and very little bitterness. Light spices as well, possibly from some hops?

MF: Light to light/medium body, with thin creamy sweetness and a bit of chalky dryness on the finish...higher, prickly carbonation levels.

O: I'd call this a 'Porter' but everything else agrees with me. Nice sweetness, but reserved enough to remain approachable and quaffable.

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3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown beer with a quick settling head.

The smell is full of chocolate like a milkchocolate bar. A creamy chocolaty smell with a malty somewhat husky smell, which also has some bready and a dark crust impression.Yet the beer smells not overly roasted.

The taste is mildly roasted. It has some creamy and milk chocolaty notes. The beer has a light maltiness which gives a bready impression. The bitterness is low for a stout. The hops make me think of US hops. Mouthfeel is medium.

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2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From duff247 in my first trade.

A: Light for a stout but it has an allure to it. Crimson brown in color, basically no head just some stagnant cobb-webbing.

S: Caramel, figs, plums, dates. Holiday fruit and candy.

T: Very sweet almost like candy to start. My first sip of a drop off the bottle after the pour almost made me think this was going to be infected. Thin mild dark fruit feel in the middle. Mild roastiness of some sort to finish - almost like burnt popcorn but not as intense. This drinks like a porter or a smoked pale ale.

M: Thin. Otherwise even. This is from last winter so it's probably best to drink this fresh.

O: Interesting but not really much of a stout.

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3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DnQ in Houston for putting these out, I hadn't had any of this yet.

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint. Just about zero head, it's been sitting almost a year and lost what little carbonation it probably had. Single layer of lace around the rim. Flat as a stout coming out of cask.

Appearance is near-black, looking through at light is deep red and clear.

Smells delicious, malty, tobacco, wooden muskiness. Deep smell almost pulls apple juice so I am thinking there may be some fruit in there underneath....maybe.

Tastes Very malty stoutness, light bitter, spice and wood. Flavors are light, not sure if time hasn't mellowed this a tad.

Feels- Medium body, smooth, little sticky on the tongue. Flat.

Overall pleasing flavors, mild and easy, but has good malt and spice to it. Very flat, even for a stout. Would be good for an intro into the stout world.

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3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a light brown with about a finger of light brown head. Not a lot of retention or lacing, but it looks like a decent amount of bubbles are racing to the top of the beer.

S: The smell is really sweet. Deep molasses, some roasted malts, and chocolate.

T: Seems to be bit of a one trick poney. Molasses and chocolate. Deep and rich. Very sweet. Not a lot to balance it out.

MF: Thick and heavy. Much more so than I thought it would be. Carbonation seems a bit low.

O: It's a bit sweet and not balanced enough to really enjoy many of. Didn't particularly enjoy this one. Hard to finish the bottle.

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2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Saint Arnold Winter Stout
Poured a nice dark brown, little pencil thin head. Not too thick of a pour either. Tastes very bland, some malt, some light chocolate and a little roast coffee. This beer was over carbonated and had an unwelcomed acidic finish maybe a bad bottle but this beer is a miss for us.

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3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass. Beer is dark but with red tint and a uniform tan head. Smell is sweet and malty.

Taste is really good. Lots of dark chocolate and roasted taste. Very sweet. The after taste is bitter and more sweetness which becomes a slight turn off. Moutfeel is relatively heavier and carbonation is excellent. This is a very solid stout that doesn't leave me feeling bloated.

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3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

appearance - darkest amber, no head, minor lacing

smell - bitter coffee, cream, subtle but nice

taste - subtle but this time not as nice, nothing is strong, same as smell

mouthfeel - way too light bodied especially for the style, nothing making me enjoy it in my mouth which is sad, but nothing wrong with it either

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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. No visible best before date (or, for that matter, listed ABV) but I figure the beer is about six months old. It's been in the fridge for a while.

A: Almost a finger of creamy head fades into a gorgeous hurricane of tracery. Opaque, darkest brown, but in lighting it shows hints of reddish russet.

S: Milk chocolate. Coffee grounds. Roasted, kind, and exceedingly pleasant.

T: Yummy! Just what the smell promised. Warm, soft, and mostly sweet, with a hint of bitterness on the lingering aftertaste.

M: A little light, but with some carbonation to spritz things up.

O: I feel this beer has been unjustly maligned. 3.6? I just don't see it. Easy-drinking, tasty, and solid. Perhaps not the best stout on offer, but certainly more than mediocre. Recommended.

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Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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