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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9

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BA SCORE
89
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.15%


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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Note from the brewery "Important: let this beer warm to at least 50° before enjoying".

(Beer added by: armock on 12-01-2009)
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elniko

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into snifter, wanted to wait to review so it could mellow out a little.

A: Pitch black with very little head despite rigorous pour. Decent lacing.

S: Super strong nose. Cinnamon, almost some slightly cola like notes, don't really get much pumpkin. I remember enjoying the nose more when it first came out.

T & M: Taste is quite interesting. A little thin up front with the spices coming through in the middle with a really strange almost unpleasant aftertaste. Finish almost has rough medicinal quality that really took away from the experience for me. Mouthfeel a little rough too with the finish.

D: Time has not done this brew good as I remember enjoying it much more when it first came out. I still give Saint Arnold credit for brewing outside the box. I think whatever was used to add the spice notes is not aging well at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 19:15:48 | More by elniko
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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.