Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 165
Gots: 277 | 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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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this bottle!

I imagine a crossover flick, in the style of Freddy Vs Jason, between Pumpkinhead and the Terminator. God, would it probably suck... Anyway, this stuff pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of sandy tan foam. The nose comprises mild roasted malts, very light cola, brown sugar, very light molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. The taste brings in more of the same, with an avalanche of the aforementioned spices and a hint of ginger tossed in for good measure. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a delightful pumpkin stout (wow, did I really just say "delightful"...?), one that pleasantly balances the roasted elements with a healthy spicing. Good times.

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of cfh64, thanks again!

Pours a flat black color with a nice big tan head.

Aromas are spicy, notes of nutmeg, cloves, and light cocoa.

Taste starts out with some nice dark chocolate, molasses, and some alcohol warmth. Finish has pumpkin and spice notes, mostly ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Nice balance of stout and pumpkin pie flavors.

Mouthfeel is ok, but a bit thin for the style.

Overall, a very nice pumpkin beer, one of the best I have had in a while. Well done St. Arnold.

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3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Becca for the hookup on this one! Dark brown, almost black pour with a half finger beige head that fades really quickly with almost no lacing. The nose is huge and complex with hints of clove, licorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and chocolate. The taste is big and bold and complex as well. Tons of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg up front along with hints of licorice, anise, chocolate, cardamon, molasses, pumpkin, vanilla, and ginger. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and syrupy and definitely a sipper. The alcohol is well hidden for a 10% beer. Definitely a great winter beer perfect for a cold evening in front of the fire. Very impressive offering.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer in bottles and also on tap, and went on a 2 week search to find it only to find it on tap the second time.

A - a great dark imperial stout that its style is known for with a dark brown head that fades quickly
S - a sweet smell of pumpkin pie and spices mixed with very heavy hops that pair well with the flavors that are in this beer
T - sweet, heavy, spicy and all flavors meld to remind you of Halloween and pumpkin pie that reminds you of the season
M - slightly sour at first that slowly releases its flavors as it warms to a sweet yet nutty and heavily spiced stout
O - if you are ever in Texas, better yet in Houston, and it is Pumpkinator time and you prefer dark, sweet, spicy, heavy beers, I would say search this beer out at least on tap just to enjoy it. Most pubs and bars will hold onto it for a bit since most usual patrons do not have palette ready for this Frankenstein creation.

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4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.