Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
4.45/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from its bomber bottle, this beer is very dark brown- almost black- in color and a moderate pour is all that is necessary to produce a frothy head of foam that lasts and lasts. The nose on this beer is one of pumpkin bread with chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and other spices. It is a very enticing scent and you just know, with a prelude like this, that the beer going to be a good one.
St. Arnold Pumpkinator doesn’t disappoint in the taste department. The nose leads directly where you would expect, with flavors like pumpkin, assorted spices like those mentioned above, a little bit of chocolate, some coffee, some caramel, and dark malts with a slightly alcoholic finish. The full- bodied beer takes all that you love about stout and then adds pumpkin and spice to arouse the senses and leave you begging for more.
This dark, rich ale is complex and very interesting and I doubt any craft beer connoisseur will come away disappointed. I like pumpkin beers in general, but many of them are a little too light and sometimes even watery. There is no such concern with this dark malt beverage treat. The beer is full and flavorful and each sip grabs you and never lets go.
St. Arnold Pumpkinator is not an easy beer to find, but it is worth going out of the way to track it down and experience it one delectable sip at a time. It is probably the best imperial pumpkin ale I have ever tried and it’s a shame it isn’t sold with greater frequency. Grab some bottles if you can find them, and experience this award winning beer as part of your Halloween festivities.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2012 03:02:35 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours dark black color with small head and mild lacing. Actually disappointed in this aspect of it. The sweet pumpkin aroma is very overpowering, though. It is about all you can smell. Malty taste up front, followed by overwhelming pumpkin spices. Very mild bitter aftertaste. While good, the taste did get a little sweet after a while. I will say that this was from the 2013 Fall batch, so the pumpkin taste had more time to pop out. I would want to try the 2014 batch to see how it may differ. Would be a great beer for an after Thanksgiving dinner with dessert.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 13:21:39 | More by jngrizzaffi
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.