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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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570 Ratings
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 135
Gots: 197 | 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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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2014 03:23:56 | More by Jon4than
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Texas

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-31-2014 04:23:37 | More by Stew
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Wayne17

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-29-2014 18:43:47 | More by Wayne17
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-27-2014 00:35:08 | More by Can_has_beer
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark fudge brown with a mohagany hue around the edges. Very little carbonation activity and within a minute is reduced to none, having a flat appearance.

The smell screams autumn... Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. Some root beer and molasses.

The fall spices dominate the flavor. Again with the root beer and molasses. It inexplicably finishes with a sour green apple, but with all the fall flavors just adds another.

It has a lighter body for a stout, but I see this more of a pumpkin and than a stout. It also has crisp carbonation that wasn't expected.

A very nice drink. It has considerable depth for a pumpkin beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 22:37:00 | More by Vonerichs
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Longhorn08

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-23-2014 04:54:17 | More by Longhorn08
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

03-19-2014 04:21:55 | More by mtbdonn
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can't really read the writing on this bottle but this is the 2013 batch.

A: Pours black with a tall, frothy light brown head. Head fizzes out somewhat quickly. Zero sign of lacing. Decent retention.

S: Pumpkin and pumpkin spices abound. Notable nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Smells like fresh, hot pumpkin pie. Touch of chocolate from the roasted malt but the spices dominate here.

T: Whoa. Burst of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices as mentioned above. Loads of cinnamon with nutmeg and allspice joining it. Strong chocolate from the roasted malt joins it however and makes for a wonderful combination. Cinnamon is quite strong, lending almost a bit of heat. Get some grainy cinnamon and sugar in the finish really. It's sweet and spicy in general. Lingering pumpkin spices between sips.

M: Fairly heavy bodied, viscous and smooth.

O: Excellent pumpkin beer. Top of the line, in my opinion. Great combination of pumpkin pie and chocolate really makes this one stand out. Big, bold flavors and top-notch balance pull this one together nicely. One of the very best. Absolutely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 03:22:30 | More by Dope
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is deep brown, almost black with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Big spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper - lightly roasty, big pumpkin, and sweet potatoes in the aroma. Taste is roasty, tangy, sweet potatoes, bourbon, raisins, heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, and light vanilla with big spicy finish. Slick mouthfeel with media carbonation. Really nice use of spice with well hidden alcohol. Chocolate pumpkin pie.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 11:33:06 | More by jbaker67
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2013 vintage

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 02:34:26 | More by guityler83
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-12-2014 01:39:40 | More by Kurmaraja
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-01-2014 00:01:57 | More by bmurray10
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Jvrdz24

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2014 21:49:10 | More by Jvrdz24
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FrizWhiz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-18-2014 02:21:59 | More by FrizWhiz
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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jimmygord

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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dar482

New York

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown color.

The aroma is very spicy of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and then of sweet candied pumpkin.

The flavor follows of mostly spices over the pumpkin. It has big vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and then onto a pumpkin sugary sweetness. Tons of dark brown sugar. The stout character comes through with hints of chocolate, but not too much stout character.

A very complex and good drinking pumpkin stout. However the stouts overpower slightly. The beer has a bit much sweetness without the stout and bitterness balancing much. Mouthfeel is a bit light for the style and ABV as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 09:16:42 | More by dar482
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benclimbs

California

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and beautiful with a nice head.

Smell is amazing, spicy pumpkin pie and Christmas, wow.

Taste is full or more awesomeness, brown sugar, apple cider , cloves cinnamon and pumpkin awesomeness.

This is an amazing pumpkin ale, and I don't like pumpkin ale - this is just about perfect for the style, so good!

Serving type: bottle

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Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Texas

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.