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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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768 Ratings
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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 165
Gots: 277 | FT: 19
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator has a thick, creamy, beige head, some decent lacing, and a dark brown, cane syrup-looking appearance. The aroma is sweet, roasted, and somewhat spicy, and the flavor is even more-so spice oriented. Sadly, there is just too much allspice taste to it, which overrides everything else, from what I could tell. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Pumpkinator finishes sweet, syrupy, and heavy. It’s a sipper, for the most part. Overall, I think it’s good enough, but overly spiced. It's worth checking out.

RJT

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost dark brown, almost black with a smallish fluffy tan head that fades slowly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Aromas begin with a ton of mulling spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and mace. Reminds me more of apple pie spice than pumpkin pie spice. As it warms you get a little of the base porter, mild roasted malts, but it's hard to fight over the crazy strong spice blend. Actual pumpkin is not present; smells kind of like vodka miles with mulling spices as it continues to warm.

The tastes begin, thankfully with some dark roasted porter flavors highlighted by dark bitter cocoa and roasted dark espresso bitterness. The backend/ finish is dominated by a boat ton of spices which I mentioned in the aroma. Fusel alcohol is also present as it continues to warm.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is spice and alcohol dominant, a bit abrasive to be honest.

Overall this was a decent beer at first, but as it warmed it became quite spice forward and alcohol dominant. A slightly softer spice hand wold have been appreciated here as well as a more controlled fermentation temperature to limit the abundant abrasive alcohol that is present as it warms.

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Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.