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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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571 Ratings
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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 135
Gots: 199 | FT: 16
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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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2013 19:54:06 | More by starkmarvelo
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strib

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

04-22-2013 03:01:51 | More by strib
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mreek

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

04-22-2013 02:43:50 | More by mreek
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served into a Teku. Thanks to Steimie for this bottle

A - Pours a rich black with a thick light brown head. Swirl the glass and it looks a bit thin for a stout

S - Thanksgiving dessert in a glass here. Tantalizing smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate. I want to keep this bottle around for awhile just to smell it.

T - Tastes just like it smells. Roasted malts and chocolate upfront and roasted pumpkin, clove, and nutmeg come into the mix to bring it all together. The pumpkin beer and stout aspects mix together pretty well here.

M - A bit thin for a stout. This is more porter-like in feel. The 10% abv is well hidden when it's cold. Comes out as it warms but doesn't overpower.

O - As a person who often doesn't care for pumpkin beers due to their overpowering spice, I thought this was well done! The stout notes and pumpkin pie notes mix very well together. This is definitely something I haven't had before. Kudos Saint Arnold.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 02:38:58 | More by Hugonaut13
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-31-2013 18:11:39 | More by HopLuva
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-31-2013 04:48:10 | More by BKotch
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-25-2013 17:01:14 | More by CDCNAM
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Woodee

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-18-2013 20:26:52 | More by Woodee
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled 9/6/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Light soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dark bread, brown sugar, molasses, allspice, and light ginger. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted notes with pumpkin and spices. Taste of big dark chocolate, pumpkin, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, ginger, light clove, molasses, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, pumpkin, roasted malt, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark bread, molasses, allspice, and light ginger on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of roasted flavors with pumpkin and spice notes; with a great balance of spices that are not overdone at all; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish; very smooth to sip on. Overall this is a fantastic pumpkin spiced imperial stout! Great balance and complexity of roasted flavors with pumpkin and spices; and extremely smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 04:20:05 | More by superspak
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-10-2013 21:25:51 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Hank_Scorpio

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-07-2013 21:03:30 | More by Hank_Scorpio
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-05-2013 03:03:53 | More by thegerm87
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cosmicevan

New York

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

another pleasant surprise from cfh64. enjoyed from an elysian pumpkin mini snifter.

a - popped the cap and it said "Be a know it ale"...brew poured a watery black with a thin head of creamy tan bubbles that bubbled away leaving a fairly thick ring of head on the surface with small ponds of exposed beer.

s - really nice and zesty. smells like walking into a michael's craft store in august. really spectacular. i don't get much stout but the pot pouri autumn seasoning is really appetizing and not overwhelming. cinnamon and sugar and chocolate happiness.

t - YUM. starts off with chocolate and autumn seasoning pot pouri...then finishes off with some nice roast. whereas the nose has everything in the right place, i wish the pumpkin was dialed back a touch on the taste so i could enjoy the base stout more. that being said, still pretty good beer.

m - a bit fizzy. fairly light...almost has a porter like char to the body.

o - overall, good pumpkin beer. i had heard some rumblings that this was more of a stout with some pumpkin flavorings and i'd say it the other way around...it is a pumpkin beer with some stoutiness to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:50:17 | More by cosmicevan
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-03-2013 02:29:17 | More by vcoggins
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-02-2013 22:23:27 | More by troegaarden
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Been waiting a while to crack this one from my fridge. 2011 vintage reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into my Dogfish Head chalice a clear garnet/brown hue with a thin quarter inch head that fades slowly but leaves no side lacing.

S - Aroma are quite nice. Almost like a Cigar City Good Gourd, just as a stout. Nice chocolate, faint pumpkin pie spices (cloves, nutmeg), roast malts, and roasted gourd.

T - Taste is like the nose with large bursts of chocolate, roasted vegetable/gourd, more pie notes particularly nutmeg. Starts off with the ABV hidden, however, when warm it really pops out unfortunately.

M - Mouthfeel is the low point for this beer. It is simply too thin and watery. Such a shame.

O - Overall, a good beer with nice chocolate and pumpkin notes. Just really wish that the alcohol was hidden more come the end of the glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 07:11:51 | More by rudzud
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10%

02-24-2013 17:15:47 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

02-24-2013 05:21:24 | More by MaddDogg84
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-22-2013 08:35:23 | More by ldhughes3
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-21-2013 14:33:11 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-19-2013 14:51:25 | More by KevinGordon
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-16-2013 21:17:47 | More by LambicKing
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-12-2013 04:25:40 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-11-2013 18:12:38 | More by Hanzo
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-11-2013 13:51:32 | More by ShanePB
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.