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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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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

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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RJT

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.