Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by guityler83:
3.05/5 rDev -29.2%
A: A finger of dark tan head was created when poured into a small scale snifter glass and receded moderately slow. The beer is a very dark brown almost black if you don't backlight it and appears to have good clarity. Swirling the glass kicks up some streaking lacing.
S: Moderately strong aroma with pumpkin meat, nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon some clove and hint of fried apple. No malt or hop aroma comes through even after it warms up. Smells like pumpkin pie.
T: First sip is very similar to the aroma, I get the pumpkin pie spices more and not as much pumpkin flavor as I'd hoped for. Nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon and clove. The malt profile comes through faintly with some chocolate and toasty notes, but overall balance is sweet an mostly from the spices. No hop flavor I can detect. Bitterness is moderate and comes from both the hops and spices.
M: A bit thin tasting for a stout, medium bodied with higher carbonation. No astringency from the malts but there is some harshness from the spices, cinnamon in particular I belive.
O: I was hoping for more of a beery pumpkin beer with this one, but it fell short. The over powering spices always kill it for me but I was hoping the stout base beer would bring more to the table.
03-13-2014 02:34:26 | More by guityler83
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3.58/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
11-06-2013 06:31:29 | More by Beaver13
4.6/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
11-09-2011 16:52:12 | More by beenitty
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
Thanks to angelmonster for this one!
A: Pours a very dark brown, practically black with a small tan head on top that reduces quickly leaving a nice ring of foam on top. Very thin lacing forms on the sides with decent cling.
A: Wow. Amazing pumpkin pie spice going on here. It smells just like pumpkin puree with some cinnamon mixed in. There is a little bit of chocolate as well.
T: Similar to the aroma, a nice blend of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and chocolate. There is also some brown sugar and a little bit of molasses.
M: Medium to full bodied with medium to high carbonation. Slight warming from the abv.
O: Very impressed, while not a pumpkin beer per se (at least on BA), it is one of the best pumpkin beers I have had. Great flavor profile, with a fantastic aroma. A nice sipping beer, would obviously be great on Thanksgiving.
03-25-2012 03:27:02 | More by mdaschaf
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.