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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
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610 Ratings
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 150
Gots: 209 | FT: 20
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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Photo of cisteve
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to angelmonster for this one!

A: Pours a very dark brown, practically black with a small tan head on top that reduces quickly leaving a nice ring of foam on top. Very thin lacing forms on the sides with decent cling.

A: Wow. Amazing pumpkin pie spice going on here. It smells just like pumpkin puree with some cinnamon mixed in. There is a little bit of chocolate as well.

T: Similar to the aroma, a nice blend of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and chocolate. There is also some brown sugar and a little bit of molasses.

M: Medium to full bodied with medium to high carbonation. Slight warming from the abv.

O: Very impressed, while not a pumpkin beer per se (at least on BA), it is one of the best pumpkin beers I have had. Great flavor profile, with a fantastic aroma. A nice sipping beer, would obviously be great on Thanksgiving.

mdaschaf, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of canders0927
1.5/5  rDev -65.2%

canders0927, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of pawpaw
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

pawpaw, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Hack72
2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

Hack72, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Bluestar
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Bluestar, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost dark brown, almost black with a smallish fluffy tan head that fades slowly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Aromas begin with a ton of mulling spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and mace. Reminds me more of apple pie spice than pumpkin pie spice. As it warms you get a little of the base porter, mild roasted malts, but it's hard to fight over the crazy strong spice blend. Actual pumpkin is not present; smells kind of like vodka miles with mulling spices as it continues to warm.

The tastes begin, thankfully with some dark roasted porter flavors highlighted by dark bitter cocoa and roasted dark espresso bitterness. The backend/ finish is dominated by a boat ton of spices which I mentioned in the aroma. Fusel alcohol is also present as it continues to warm.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is spice and alcohol dominant, a bit abrasive to be honest.

Overall this was a decent beer at first, but as it warmed it became quite spice forward and alcohol dominant. A slightly softer spice hand wold have been appreciated here as well as a more controlled fermentation temperature to limit the abundant abrasive alcohol that is present as it warms.

claspada, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of jhn109
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

jhn109, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Kornoms, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of injuredreserve
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

injuredreserve, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
2.58/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty much black, with a light tan finger of head. Holy effing pumpkin and gingerbread! Spice, nutmeg, gingerbread all through the taste. Not mostly pumpkin though. There’s no stout in the aroma to me. Deeper tastes let a more roasted, alcoholic side come through. I've had a pumpkin stout before and it was alright because the pumpkin'y parts were subtle and complimenting, but this is a pumpkin pie in a beer's body. No balance. For pumpkin lovers only.

EgadBananas, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of jono311
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- very dark amber brown with a thick reddish tan cap of head that hangs on nicely.

Smell- Straight up pumpkin pie in a glass. basically smells like the fruit part of a pumpkin, nutmeg, and a bit of caramel/amber malt.

Taste- Rich and sweet with a bit of the spice palate typical to pumpkin pie, i.e. nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, with just enough hoppiness to balance out the sweetness and provide a refreshing clean finish.

Mouthfeel- Creamy and smooth on cask, it was a bit hoppier and drier in the bottle. The ABV is not overwhelming by any means but the richness of this one lets you know its not your average session beer.

Overall, one of the best pumpkin beers I've ever had and definitely a highlight of the 2011 fall season. laid one bottle down to see how it goes with a year or so of age.

jono311, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of wagenvolks
4/5  rDev -7.2%

wagenvolks, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of texasclimber
4/5  rDev -7.2%

texasclimber, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev -7.2%

seeswo, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of MisterGrizz
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev -7.2%

kew, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of tjkinate
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm so happy to see my Texas breweries stepping up their game.

A: Single fingered creamy cocoa colored head with decent retention settling to a thin film remains atop the brew leaving behind some lacing as this deep brown bodied brew lowers.

S: Pumpkin, cinnamon, lots of nutmeg, smells like pumpkin pie hiding the high ABV well.

T: Very robust flavor, much more potent than the smell led on. The strongest in the pumpkin department I've had so far. Back end is where the spices I detected in the nose make their presence known, but unfortunately they drop off quicker than I would have liked.

M: Medium for the style, very well carbonated, slight burn as the brew passing down the throat.

O: Pretty awesome. Probably the best pumpkin beer I have ever had, but I know it can get better.

tjkinate, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber - Thanks to cfrancis for this

Appearance - Black/brown colour with a small size fizzy dark beige head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for just a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pumpkin

Taste & Mouth - There is low amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and pumpkin. There is also a lot of spices going on.. ginger, nutmeg, and lots of clove. It ends with a malty/spicy aftertaste.

Overall - At first I was really enjoying the beer. It has a taste all it's own and it wasn't cloying like most of the other stronger pumpkin beers are. The amount of spices in it did start to wear on me a little bit though. Still a very good beer that is well worth trying.

spinrsx, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Frozenmoses
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Frozenmoses, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of hannaho
4/5  rDev -7.2%

hannaho, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -7.2%

TurdFurgison, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

TasteTester, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -7.2%

cdwil, Dec 26, 2011
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.