Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Received this as part of a generous trade with tjmodica, thanks Tom! Split with my girlfriend and poured into snifters:
A - Pours a jet black with a nice, although slightly thin, mocha head. After a bit, the head dies into a nice, thick foam ring around the edges with patchy bubbles around the edges and middle. Lacing is pretty thick, although its slides right on down the sides of the glass.
S - Nice roast that is not overpowering, bakers chocolate, cocoa, fudge and a touch of coffee grounds. Just a light touch of hops and vanilla. Really nice, delicious smell.
T - Dark belgium chocolate, cocoa, roast, malts and a bit of hops. Oak, wood and a touch of smoke. Reminds me of a coffee chocolate cake, topped with fudge. Delicious!
M - Creamy and smooth. Carbonation is lighter but the texture is just great. A little bit drying from the roast, but it is good stuff.
O - I really like this stuff. Its been a while since I've found a non barrel aged stout that tastes like this. The flavor is all there, the smell is great and I just really enjoyed this beer. I don't know exactly how old this stuff is but I want more to age and drink whenever I want. Thanks again Tom!
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2011 06:40:26 | More by joshuaseresse
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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 180 ratings.