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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 135
Gots: 200 | 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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jacobbocce72

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-02-2012 06:43:52 | More by jacobbocce72
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

12-01-2012 14:19:30 | More by dkw0063
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-30-2012 14:34:47 | More by jaasen64
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genitempo

Texas

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

*Let me preface this by my utter appreciation for this beer. I missed out last year. However, this year was a bit of a treasure hunt for me. I tried the Pumpkinator 2012 (in bottle and draft) the Pumpkinator 2011 (bottle) and the DR9 (Pumpkinator Originator on Draft). All the experiences were fantastic and bit different each time. The beer I'm currently sipping is a bottle of 2012.

A - Pours a rich, dark midnight. A lighter tawny look to its head with a balky lace, remaining fairly contiguous while circumnavigating the snifter.

S - A solid blend of spices and pumpkins, keeping the roasted malt and booze in the undertones. Blended scent gives a suggestion that this beer may be a Banana Bread Stout.

T - Unbelievably gratifying throughout the sip. Well-balanced spices that covers the heat of the ethanol perfectly. A very well-orchestrated taste.

MF - A heavier medium, husky, if you will. A bit of carbonation hinders this beer from being perfect...maybe I need to try it on cask?

O - This recipe, along with the DR12 and BB1, have made St. Arnold my favorite brewery of the year. An astounding work of art that should be enjoyed by all.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 08:34:46 | More by genitempo
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-30-2012 03:36:15 | More by Gehrig13
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Jenjan


4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2012 16:36:22 | More by Jenjan
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Spaceangler

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2012 15:35:43 | More by Spaceangler
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channels321

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2012 14:56:31 | More by channels321
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SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-28-2012 16:13:13 | More by SteeleWright
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19%

11-28-2012 15:04:14 | More by drummermattie02
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CraftBrew

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-27-2012 21:58:23 | More by CraftBrew
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, the centerpiece of a recent trade with BeerHunter76 (thanks man) split 3 ways into pint glasses.

A: Very dark brown body with red highlights...half finger of lighter tan head, light lacing.

S: Holiday spices dominate but there is a fair amount of chocolate here as well...moderate suggestion of pumpkin as well. Cinnamon is pretty dominant, hints of nutmeg, ginger and clove as well.

T: Cinnamon upfront again, with moderate creamy chocolate/roast notes and lighter suggestions of pumpkin pie. Not vegetable-like, which is a huge plus. Clove and ginger spices as well...cinnamon is pulling but the creamy chocolate delivers.

MF: Creamier feel, higher carbonation but no complaint here with the assortment of flavors. Body is about medium, with a pulling spiciness that isn't distracting.

O: Complimentary spices and holiday flavors with a surprising chocolate presence makes this a nice pumpkin stout. Definitely one to seek out if you like pumpkin beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 23:25:53 | More by Scotchboy
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-26-2012 21:21:04 | More by johnyb
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ATXboozer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-26-2012 02:46:45 | More by ATXboozer
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Duff27

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown body with light brown edges. Slim collar, with splotchy cap and lacing.

Cinnamon potpouri. One of those beers that you just want to keep smelling. Awesome!

Cinnamon all the way, leaves mouth watering. Some booze detected booze on the tail end.

Medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation that combined with the cinnamon is very biting.

Really good but I'm not so sure this isn't a spice beer, not a "pumpkin" beer. Something similar to Big Red bubblegum. Thanks egrace84!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 02:44:40 | More by Duff27
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TATURBO

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-25-2012 02:37:45 | More by TATURBO
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2012 16:29:18 | More by hopswap1
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-24-2012 04:22:51 | More by bbadger
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-23-2012 05:06:39 | More by hilgart1
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

11-18-2012 01:16:24 | More by mothman
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azdback

Arizona

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery snifter. Almost all light sucking black. Two finger, creamy latte colored head. Lace is minimal but hanging in there.

Smell is quite pumpkin spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon. Sweet, brown sugar.

Taste is a lot like cinnamon sugar toast. Some alcohol and as this sits on the palate I do get some raw pumpkin/squash flavors. As this exits my nose I get a cherry coke flavor. Interesting but nice.

Mouth is a bit thin for an Imperial Stout but carbonation is on the high side. Body is medium and the finish is long and on the wet side.

Overall I am really enjoying this. Probably the tastiest pumpkin beer I have tried to date. Not all pumpkin or all pumpkin pie spice but a nice combination of the two. Thanks to injuredreserve for the chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 06:28:07 | More by azdback
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-15-2012 22:05:45 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-15-2012 16:46:03 | More by GreatBloomer
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SBoyar1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-14-2012 00:50:03 | More by SBoyar1
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-12-2012 15:09:35 | More by atoulouk
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.