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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5

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BA SCORE
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world-class

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%


Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TexIndy on 08-14-2007)
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SaucyA

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This little guy is a year old, give or take. "Grin & Beer it!" under the cap.

A - Holy jeez. This thing is black as night. In the forest. In the arctic. In winter. In a cave. It's that black. The brown, 1 finger head sits atop for a minute, and dissapates into a frothy cap that's just beckoning "drink me".

S - Booze. Dark chocolate. Light coffee aspects... very reminescent of a frappuccino. Mineral notes. The warmer it gets, the more molasses and brown sugar peek out, completely rounding out the nose.

T - Holy complexity. Washes over the tongue with a chocolate liqueur vibe off the bat, and into a full blown coffee/bittersweet chocolate wave. Ends with even more bitterness, and a hop bill that still, a year later, shows it's face in the finish. Hell, it head-butts you. Alcohol peeks through in the end as well, the more it warms.

M - It could stand to be a little thicker... the body needs to be more syrupy for it to contend with DL or Expedition.

D - This is an awesomely drinkable RIS. As unfortunate as I am to only have one, I consider myself VERY fortunate to be able to try it at all. St. Arnolds ought to make this again, seeing all the wonderful praise it's received.

Notes: Carlos, the man, the myth, the legend hooked me up with this bad-ass brew. Thanks again dude.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 00:19:12 | More by SaucyA
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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.