Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by pheggeseth:
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to PHawk for the trade. Poured into my Darkness Goblet.
A: pours pretty thick, jet black, quarter inch coffee colored head that dissipates quickly to a thin coating, totally opaque
S: strong chocolate with alcohol in the background, dark fruit also as it warms, with faint hop bitterness
T: strong chocolate again, with a nice roasted malt finish mixed with a bit of espresso, a little more burned finish and caramel character as it warms
M: nice carbonation, smooth, but just a little thin
D: pretty smooth, the burnt bitter aftertaste that gradually builds up limits its drinkability, a good RIS, though not really worthy of superstar status. I've got two more I plan to have in one and two year's time, so we'll see how it does then
Reviewed this a while back after aging it for 1.5 years.
Poured into my Surly Darkness goblet:
Smooth, dark, viscous appearance, intimidating, but enticing. Smells of dark, sweet chocolate with a little bit of coffee. Smooth roasty flavor up front, almost too much, slightly watery, alcohol well hidden. Has a very thick mouthfeel. I didn't think much of this trying it right after it's release, but after this much time, I think it's aged well.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2010 00:40:26 | More by pheggeseth
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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.