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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 154
Gots: 211 | FT: 21
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: 618 | Reviews: 115 | Display Reviews Only:
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
Photo of greid
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

greid, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of TexAggie011
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

TexAggie011, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

acurtis, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of tsludge
5/5  rDev +16%

tsludge, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of bradc7178
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

bradc7178, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of duff247
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of trojankeg
5/5  rDev +16%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of TXhomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev -7.2%

jlb502, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of SquidVicious
5/5  rDev +16%

SquidVicious, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aroma: Lots of holiday spices... Mostly cinnamon and nutmeg with a little bit of meaty pumpkin, chocolate malt and more roasty malts on the back end

Appearance: Very dark brown almost black, 1" to 1 1/2" khaki tan head with decent lacing that fades slowly and lingered through the session

Taste: Flavor follows the nose pretty closely with a lot of Cinnamon and nutmeg upfront, dark chocolate and a little dark roasted coffee come from the base stout to balance out all of the spices... alcohol is an afterthought and it is dangerously drinkable for the advertised 10%

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium mouthfeel... would be better with a fuller body but doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the beer, makes it a little more drinkable

Overall: Easily one of the best pumpkin/holiday beers I have had to date. I always associate cinnamon with the fall/holiday season which is one reason why I didn't want to stop drinking this... if it got cold in south Texas this would be absolutely perfect on a cold clear night sitting out on the back porch

Texasfan549, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of mdvatab
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in recent trade w/ cosmonick. (Thanks!)

Poured from 22oz bottle into large Bordeaux wine glass.

Aroma: Ginger, cinnamon, malted milk, and roasted pumpkin. A well-balanced blend of the spice components one would expect in a pumpkin ale.

Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Light tan 1/2 finger head disappears quickly. Minimal lacing.

Flavor: A rich, roasty maltiness combines surprisingly well with cinnamon and ginger. A black licorice note is also there. A nice amount of malty sweetness, and a pleasant smoky note appears at the end.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with medium carbonation. Definitely a peppery touch of booze in this one.

Overall: Likely to be one of my last pumpkin ales of the year, and I enjoyed it. Going into this one, I questioned how well the rich chocolaty stout flavors would meld with the pumpkin spices. St. Arnold did an excellent job, though. I recommend you try this one!

mdvatab, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

alalvarez75, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

DoctorB2B, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

jacknsally5148, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Exiled, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of blcmat
4/5  rDev -7.2%

blcmat, Dec 07, 2011
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.