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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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736 Ratings
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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 167
Gots: 263 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the same beer as Divine Reserve #9. If you have already reviewed that beer, please do not review it again here or you risk losing the older review when the listings are merged.

 http://www.saintarnold.com/beers/p ... nator.html 

(Beer added by: FUNKPhD on 10-14-2011)
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Reviews by Hops4Pops:
Photo of Hops4Pops
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Pumpkinator in bomber (not one of the low filled, tilted cap ones)

This is a very complex brew. I am not sure that I have enough experience to give it a completely proper review considering I have not had this before and have heard some people who had the original Divine Reserve #9 speak so highly of it. That having been said I will do my best.

A: Side poured into a Saint Arnold tester glass procured at the brewery. Appears to be a jet black color but shining a strong flashlight through it reveals a very dark red color. Its completely clear and free of particles. A one finger darkish tan head that quickly disappeared. The lack of head despite more agressive pouring on the second glass seems to indicate undercarbonation. Almost zero lacing on the glass but what is there is very sticky. Strangely, on pouring and drinking the second glass, some of the lacing is very oily and some is very sticky. ???

S: Lots of pumpkin (duh), cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, malts, chocolate and not even a hint of alcohol despite the ABV.

T: Lots of complexity going on here. A lot of pumpkin up front of course, all spices mentioned above, caramel, malts and maybe even some dark chocolate and coffee. Very well balanced and only the slightest hint of booze. Slightly sweet with a nice bitterness aftertaste. A very nice wintertime flavor.

M: Creamy and smooth up front with a little bit of bite and warmth on the back end.

O: There is so much going on here that I am going to let my other ones age for a year and try again. It seems to need some time to let the flavors meld. I have heard so many great things about previous years of this beer. I know the brewery had some issues on this 2013 run with underfills and capping and one of the brewers said it was a pain in the ass to make. This might not be the best year for it but with some aging it might be great. I am slightly disappointed but knowing that this brewing company is excellent, I will get some more next year and compare the aged with the fresh. Overall a great beer. Needs some time in the cellar I think. Regardless, I will be buying some more next year.

Hops4Pops, Nov 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of tviz33
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured froma 22oz bomber in to a snifter.

A- Pretty much black... typical stout look. Not much head.

S- Woah, spices on spices. The pumpkin is hard to decipher from the spices, but its in there.

T- The pumpkin shows up a bit more, but still there are a ton of spices. The stout flavors are surprisingly subdued, but this is still delicious.

M- Medium feel.. less than I expected.

O- Pretty damn delicious! Thanks to scm2787!

tviz33, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of StandupandStout
5/5  rDev +16%

Halloween has never tasted better! Pumpkinator has the perfect toasted blend of pumpkin spices mixed with an stouty finish. Nice lightly golden head with a shadow dark body. Much like the moons light reflecting off the dark side of the earth. This is a treat with no tricks

StandupandStout, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

legalag11, Nov 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Tiernan, Oct 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

tbryan5, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Ben7773, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

bulldogg915, Nov 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Nelguz, Nov 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Kappakoosh, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some perfumey pumpkin spice and some vegetal pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts with a lot of pumpkin spicing (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and some dark fruit, molasses and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice imperial pumpkin porter/stout.

Beaver13, Nov 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

imagery, Nov 19, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Ryno3031, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Meyers1023, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Cynic-ale, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

kwkdmk, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

valkyre65, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

timontheroad, Nov 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

JuniperJesus, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Porter_Hoarder
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Strong, sweet pumpkin pie aroma. Pitch black body. Spicy pumpkin flavor with mild bitterness and light roast. Awesome stout.

Porter_Hoarder, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of beenitty
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2X 22oz bombers as a surprise from lnashsig, thanks lee!

A: pours gorgeous and billowy pitch black, nice mocha head.

S: whoaaa. unreal on the smell. pumpkin pie, nutmeg chocolate, cinnamon, smells like thanksgiving dessert in a bottle. If I could rate above a 5.0 on smell, this would be the one.

T: pumpkin ciderish taste up front (combo of all the spices), then pumpkin pie with milk chocolate, then crust (malt) and cinnamon finish. Definitely overflowing with flavor.

M: complex to say the least. great meld over flavors and super smooth.

D: I love this one but its a sipper, so I'd say low overall but thats not a knock.

O: Pumking was my previous favorite pumpkin beer,but this one is king now. Definitely best pumpkin beer I've had. Kudos to the Htown.

Very glad to see this one getting some great reviews, I recently had TREAT 2011 and I thought this was a better "pumpkin" beer.

beenitty, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Garrettshu
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Garrettshu, Jan 25, 2014
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Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 736 ratings.