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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

690 Ratings
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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 166
Gots: 247 | 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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Ratings: 690 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of abex44
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

abex44, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

dtx00, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

thebouch01, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Ford
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap.

Man. I love this stuff. I picked up three bottles this year, but haven't cracked one open yet. I was able to try it first on tap at a Flying Saucer BeerFeast.

Fantastic. As a good friend noted, it tastes like pumpkin pie with a delicious touch of chocolate. I wish it was year round. I wish it was easier to get. It's a limited release in bombers and sells out in Houston, Texas very quickly. First day at most locations.

If you get a chance to try it, do it.

Ford, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev -7.2%

jALEson, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Dolfan907
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Dolfan907, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
2.25/5  rDev -47.8%

3Hops, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ZethOfTheNorth, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of bbcd
4/5  rDev -7.2%

bbcd, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a quickly dissipating tan head. There are plenty of visible tiny bubbles that can be seen from the side of the glass. All that is left of the head is a ring of lace around the edge of the glass and there are visible alcohol legs. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma of pumpkin and spices hits the nose. There's cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. I get some of that roasted malt, but the nose is pretty dominated by those pumpkin pie spices. I can't detect the alcohol in the nose. This beer still tastes like a stout. The dark roasted malt hits the mouth up front with the pumpkin and those spices really coming in after that. I also get that molasses and those dark chocolate and coffee flavors. The alcohol isn't very strong in the flavor despite being 10%, but it does have a nice warming feel on the way down. It does become more apparent, however, as the beer warms. The hops are also there to provide some back end bitterness and balance to this beer. This beer is full bodied without being too thick and moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth. It's a great sipping imperial stout. This is an excellent beer that is worth the hype. There's a reason this sells out quickly.

acevenom, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Greenbaygator
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Greenbaygator, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into dimpled mug. Poured a near black with a nice khaki head. Aromas of toasted vanilla, clove, cinnamon and cardamon. Warming yet lively palate. Spicy on the palate with a nice clean malt roast background- chocolaty, coffee, toasted cinnamon, clove, cardamon, and mild ginger cookie. Quite a complex beer with some alcohol warmth throughout. There’s a touch of smoke underneath to give more depth. Has a late lingering rich black malt roast. Nice subtleties. Sure wish I had more of this beer - this quickly hit my top 5 all-time pumpkin beers.

CuriousMonk, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of raffy313
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

raffy313, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Ranz
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bomber bought on October 14, opened on October 20.

A: Pours a liquid-black concoction of beauty; the head isn't too robust, but maybe that's because I poured only half in my Duvel tulip because the other half went to my good buddy. Lacing isn't too pronounced, so I would like some more there.

S: Cinnamon, hints of sharp spice, gingerbread, and sweet malts are most present. As it warms, it loses some of the kick, unfortunately.

T: Small hints of chocolate, dank pumpkin, and huge notes of all-spice and/or cumin make a huge presentation. Sweet cream on the back-end gives this a well-rounded character. As it warms, it balances out and is much more sippable.

M: Piquant carbonation alongside cream is huge when it's cold; once it's warmed, the spiciness subsides noticeably. It's got an incredible after-taste of pumpkin puree.

O: Although I like the 2012 a bit better, this is still a fantastic brew with incredible character. I can't wait to do a vertical tasting for the next two years.

Ranz, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Hopmodium, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of cfrobrew
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- Very dark with a small light brown head that subsides to a ring.

S- Very complex, the quintessential pumpkin beer smell.

T- Almost warm, not an overwhelming alcohol taste but it is pretty strong. Very intense pumpkin spice that covers up the stout characteristics, rather disappointing in that regard. Also an interesting bitterness on the back end.

M- Good carbonation, not as thick as I would expect an imperial stout feels more like an imperial porter.

O- This one should be cool to let age, personally I would prefer a heavier beer but its still a good drink. Very creative and enjoyable. My wife REALLY liked it a lot though so I would say it was a successful buy.

cfrobrew, Oct 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

coltmil034, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of roddrizzo
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Pumpkinator (American Double / Imperial Stout) from SaintArnold Brewing Company in Houston, TX. is one of the most original of the Pumpkin tasting beers that I have had the honor trying. The availability of the Pumpkinator was almost nonexisting because it was sold out in 10 Mins after being released Monday October 15th. My search was successful after a small case was found at a Kroger Store in, I Guess a Non Beer Drinking Area? Love the Taste, and the full body of the Double Imperial Stout.

roddrizzo, Oct 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

drh1382, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

truesolution, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of zander4dawin
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the few rare beers in Texas always worth the hunt. My favorite thing about Pumpkinator is the smell, I don't think I've even smelled a beer with a more tantalizing aroma. It's smells like a pumpkin pie candle with other spices present. The taste is Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, with a hoppy backbone that you can subdue with some aging (which I recommend). The beer is a little boozy but not overpowering.

zander4dawin, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of mayra
5/5  rDev +16%

mayra, Oct 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

DMacQ, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of ScubaSteve00
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ScubaSteve00, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 21, 2012
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.