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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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608 Ratings
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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 149
Gots: 209 | 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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Thanks willandperry!!

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown, black in the glass and topped with a thin, light tan head.

Smell. Ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, and a little molasses. I might not be the biggest fan of spiced beers, but this smells good.

Taste. Wow, lots of molasses, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, a bit of dark malts and some booze.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full body, on the low side for sure. Low+ carbonation.

Overal. Nice spicing but a little heavy handed. I wonder if it will mellow over time. If I come across another bottle I'll throw it in the cellar a while.

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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

22oz bottle poured into a dimpled stein. Bottled on 9/24/12.

A: Dark black with a thick beige head. Head retention is excellent and sticks around all the way down the glass with sporadic lacing.

S: Pumpkin puree and spices, cinnamon mostly.

T: Pumpkin is up front with cinnamon and clove stronger than I thought they'd be after 7 months. A layer of sweet chocolate mixed with roasted malt is there as well. Earthy hops and alcohol in the finish.

M: Nice, thick, and creamy. A bit thin for what you'd expect from an impy stout, though.

O: My cellar got a little backed up and it took a while to get to this one. It was probably better that way as I typically don't like the strength of cinnamon & spices in pumpkin beers when they're young. Will try and grab 2 this fall when it comes back out.

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mreek, Apr 22, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

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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.

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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

cosmicevan, Mar 03, 2013
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.