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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 164
Gots: 241 | FT: 21
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 spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 650 ml bottle into a chalice.

A-A slightly aggressive pour produces about a half-finger of short-lived, dark mocha-colored head. The head leaves no lacing and sits atop a virtually black beer with very little light getting through, even around the edges. Pretty standard stuff here.

S-The smell is huge! There is a ton of pumpkin, ginger, clove, allspice, and graham cracker that would fool almost anyone into thinking they were smelling fresh pumpkin pie. There is just a hint of cocoa, too. The aroma is sweat, creamy, and very full-bodied. The smooth, rum-like alcohol is pretty mild and really compliments the baking spices and pumpkin. If you don't like pumpkin pie, you won't like this, I on other hand....

T-After such a delicious aroma, the taste was a bit of a let-down. There is a still a decent kick of baking spices, ginger, pumpkin, and graham cracker, but I also pick quite a bit more vegetal, earthy bitterness...a bit like rotten pumpkin. The alcohol is a bit more noticeable on the palate and more medicinal than sweet and pie-like. Still, its not bad.

M-The feel is medium heft with a soft, slightly chunky carbonation. The brew is surprisingly filling.

O-This is a big, sweet, take-no-prisoners pumpkin beer. I would have trouble drinking more than one glass of this stuff and if you don't like spices or sweetness, stay away. On the other hand, if pumpkin pie is your thing, this is a great choice...they really nailed the aroma with the graham cracker and spices. I just wish this taste was as smooth and refined as the smell.

spoony, Nov 02, 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
Photo of tbryan5
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

tbryan5, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Ben7773, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Kappakoosh
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
Photo of imagery
3/5  rDev -30.4%

imagery, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 21, 2013
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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
Photo of JuniperJesus
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, Today at 01:27 AM
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
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Garrettshu, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

johnyb, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

acurtis, Dec 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

TJ008, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

En29356, Dec 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

Ashinpaugh, Jul 13, 2014
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Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.