Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by CoolJosh:
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Huge thanks to Kryptic for this one! A 12 oz bottle split amongst a couple of friends. This beer was poured into a scotch glass... I know, I know. It made more sense than pouring 4 oz into a full pint glass.
This is one of the sexiest looking beers I've had the pleasure to pour. Beautiful black velvet body with a seductive nesquick brown creamy head. Little to no lacing, but this beer looks incredible.
The smell is full nose. Tons of cocoa and chocolate roasts. A lot of licorice. The chocolate is of dark rich rich swiss chocolate. The roasted scents effervesce into a nonoverpowering soy sauce. An awesome burnt toffee scent really works well with this beer. One of the best smelling beers I've encountered.
The taste falls short of the scent but is still well done. The roasted chocolate malts stick out the most. Some nice 2row sweetness adds a nice caramel/toffee flavor to this beer. The mouthfeel is creamy but carbonated near perfect. This beer is much lighter then the smell eluded to, but the flavors come out well and the drinkability is on the higher end of the spectrum. Great beer!
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2009 02:28:17 | More by CoolJosh
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4.91/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 5 has a very thin, tan head and a deep, dark brown appearance (may as well say black). The aroma is full- sweet, dark-roasted barley malt, dark fruits, liquorice, black cherries, candi sugar, some chocolate, and some coffee. Flavor is the same, with some powder, cellar mold, and a decent amount of bitterness showing itself. Mouthfeel is mostly thick, and Saint Arnold Divine Resrve 5 finishes mostly dry, sweet, and quite drinkable. One would not guess this has a 10% abv. Overall, this is just world class, and I love it! If you ever see it, get it!
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2013 00:01:55 | More by RonaldTheriot
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.