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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 145
Gots: 204 | FT: 18
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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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-31-2014 08:39:49 | More by zestar
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Lance87

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-27-2014 18:48:07 | More by Lance87
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amalburg

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-26-2014 13:24:52 | More by amalburg
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

05-26-2014 04:19:51 | More by TypsiYpsi
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-22-2014 00:04:28 | More by CraigTravor
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-17-2014 22:19:13 | More by craftbeerasian
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BrewsforBreakfast

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-10-2014 01:14:15 | More by BrewsforBreakfast
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mgr78704

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-07-2014 18:05:12 | More by mgr78704
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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-07-2014 12:44:21 | More by Fitze
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jadler16

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-02-2014 18:00:06 | More by jadler16
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-30-2014 12:18:16 | More by BuckTuckian
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Tenor

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2014 15:48:31 | More by Tenor
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2014 01:43:28 | More by enelson
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-27-2014 21:15:16 | More by Damian74Shensky
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loverandwriter

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

04-25-2014 00:28:57 | More by loverandwriter
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Weebsjak

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-24-2014 17:44:20 | More by Weebsjak
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-20-2014 01:28:44 | More by Axnjxn
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%

Well now that Spring is over, it's 1 week, and winter gave summer and fall a miss, with the ice storm and inch of snow yesterday, I think it's time for another big stout. Also a really long and difficult frustrating day, so this should help. Thanks to HanksBeard (reddit) for this. Started not liking this brewery, only their Divine Reserve series was good, but lately I've found more beers from them that I liked. This even has the bottling info printing, bottle 297/300, bottled on 9/24/13, at 20:08.

Cap says "Porter one too", ok... anyways pours a nice mocha colored but smaller fizzy slight creamy head covering that fades at a fair rate, not that all bad for a 10% beer, leaves a little lacing, but huge legs, over a super pitch black beer.

Nose... whoa pumpkin, I was not expecting that much pumpkin, holy batman pumpkin!. Nice fruity like gourd note, cross vegetable fruity like aroma, with mild baking spices, a little sweet caramel note, with hints of a candy biscuity crust, almost a cinnamon crumble on the sides of a pie, hint of a nutty note, with more candy sweetness, toffee, even a hint of butterscotch, also some black malts, very slight roasty note, and faint cocoa.

Taste brings more pumpkin, but at least the dark malts are blended in nicely this time. More pumpkin out front, with lots of baking spices, cinnamon, allspice, clove, I think even a hint of cardamom, etc. A little biscuity crust again with a little cinnamon crumble, iwth a nice pumpkin pie filling. Malts bring nice dark malt profile, stouty bitterness but not a lot, hint of roast, touch of cocoa, and some dark caramel. Mild sweet characters with a touch of a dark corn syrup like flavor with the caramel and hint molasses like note, like sweeteners added to a pie. Also as it warms a hint of fluffy nougat and almost marshmallow note. Hops kick in a bit with an earthy spicy note, but not a lot, fair bitterness between the hops and dark malts, and even a little pumpkin flesh bitterness. Finish is quite sticky, syrupy feeling, semi sweet but drier, more bitterness too, with some baking spices lingering, a little pumpkin and black malts lingering too, finally a touch of warming booze but hidden nicely.

Mouth is fulled bod, touch syrupy and sticky, decent fluffy carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall quite nice, a lot more pumpkin than I though, and more spices, but a nice blend of them, and the malts have their way to shine as well for a nice overall balance, I was surprised how well it all balanced with the big dark malts and pumpkin notes. It was like pouring a great stout into a delicious pumpkin pie. Also the booze was hidden well, and hints of hops in there eventually.

04-18-2014 01:35:38 | More by jlindros
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-14-2014 20:08:11 | More by emottram
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ronniewalkerism

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-13-2014 21:59:20 | More by ronniewalkerism
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 01:21:24 | More by Andy_Luft
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-09-2014 01:18:45 | More by AlMarzo
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16%

04-09-2014 01:13:36 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Like any other stout this poured without any inkling of pumpkin. The head was thick with a sticky foam that held a nice lacing.

The nose seem well balanced between the spice and pumpkin malt. The spices were nutmeg, cinnamon, anise and carraway while the malt kept a bready, caramel malt and gourd scent.

The flavors were balanced but different as the nutmeg lead the way. The malty pumpkin then kept the nutmeg in check. There was then a finish of dry chocolate, toast and black licorice.

The feel is thick and full yet dry in the end.

This ranks as a superior ale but really sets the bar high for pumpkin beers.

04-08-2014 00:45:59 | More by KYGunner
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QuentinCall

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-04-2014 01:50:14 | More by QuentinCall
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.