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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

598 Ratings
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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 144
Gots: 206 | FT: 18
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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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +16%

12-10-2011 00:44:34 | More by alalvarez75
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

12-09-2011 07:03:47 | More by DoctorB2B
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jacknsally5148

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

12-08-2011 19:27:32 | More by jacknsally5148
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

12-08-2011 06:58:12 | More by Exiled
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blcmat

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

12-07-2011 20:52:58 | More by blcmat
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jheezee

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

12-07-2011 03:50:53 | More by jheezee
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champ103

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -20.4%

I have been debating on if I should review this or not. It is suppose to be the same as DR 9, and I have submitted an update to merge the two. Though this is really different than the DR version.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A one finger tan head forms, but recedes in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: A big cinnamon bomb. Light chocolate and some rum like alcohol. Like cinnamon sticks that is put in hot rum and cider drinks.
T: Again, huge on the cinnamon. Some light chocolate and bread crust.
M/D: A medium body that is really over carbonated. A bit thin and watery. Easy enough to drink. Even with the high alcohol. A slow sipper.

I do enjoy this as is. Though a bit one dimensional and some noticeable heat in the throat. On top of which, it is a shell of its former Divine Reserve self.
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Original DR 9 review:

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger light tan head forms, and recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Some lace is left behind.
S: Wow, pumpkin pie and spice hits you right up front. Cinnamon and peppermint. As this warms up, lots of subtle aromas come out. Vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt. A light dark fruity flavor lingers. Really good.
T: Pumpkin pie and spice again. Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon. Some hot alcohol as well. This is good.
M/D: A full body that is low on carbonation. Velvety smooth, decadent, and creamy. This is devilishly easy to drink. A bit of hot alcohol, but a great beer to sip on.

One of the better Divine Reserve's that I can remember. Some age should make this really interesting. Saint Arnold has made one hell of an ambitious and extreme beer. They said they wanted to make the best pumpkin beer ever. They might have done just that. Something I highly recommend

12-07-2011 03:11:15 | More by champ103
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mtberry

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

12-06-2011 23:34:04 | More by mtberry
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Phoenix2443

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

12-05-2011 19:20:29 | More by Phoenix2443
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16%

12-05-2011 15:24:35 | More by mgbickel
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-05-2011 03:53:00 | More by ThirdEyePA
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PissWarmChango

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

12-03-2011 06:24:47 | More by PissWarmChango
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-03-2011 03:31:53 | More by canadianghetto
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

12-03-2011 02:51:13 | More by mhenson42
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a dark dark brown. Touch of off-white head. Looks pretty solid. Smells incredible. Like a chocolate spiced pumpkin pie with cloves and cinnamon. Tastes the same. I'm quite impressed. The pumpkin pie melds with the chocolate quite well. A bit over carbonated but very nice overall

12-03-2011 02:44:21 | More by Urbancaver
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slvrmon82

Delaware

5/5  rDev +16%

12-02-2011 02:37:40 | More by slvrmon82
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

12-01-2011 18:14:49 | More by kjkinsey
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huadog

California

5/5  rDev +16%

12-01-2011 05:18:04 | More by huadog
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-01-2011 00:29:15 | More by imperialking
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bpgpitt10

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +16%

11-26-2011 05:36:03 | More by bpgpitt10
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured into a snifter on Thanksgiving night

Appearance: Cloudy, cola brown; light head, very little retention; some lacing.

Smell: pumpkin pie, cinnamon, leather

Taste: hard core pumpkin pie! Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Maple syrup. Smooth, black pepper finish.

Mouthfeel: medium with strong carbonation. Fizzes on the tongue.

Overall: Best pumpkin beer I've tried. Solid, robust. Great with ham and turkey. This is the perfect finish to Thanksgiving. I know what I'm thankful for.

11-25-2011 16:13:27 | More by brewskifan55
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16%

11-25-2011 04:27:31 | More by Ungertaker
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imasloth

Texas

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

A- I've had this twice now. The first time it poured beautifully: deep dark brown with toasted brown head. Good size but quickly dissipating. Oddly, the second time I had it there were chunks of stuff floating to the top - Looked like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice ... Not entirely appetizing.

S- Lots of dark malt, pumpkin pie spice/cinnamon and some anise.

T- All of the smells coming together simultaneously. Good thick pumpkin taste and just a slight tinge of alcohol.

M- Good heavy body. Leaves the mouth coated with its deliciousness

O- It's was my favorite pumpkin beer of the year. The chunks of stuff bummed me out a little, but ... I love the flavor.

11-25-2011 02:27:17 | More by imasloth
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HopsKeepDroppin

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from 22oz bottle into Maudite snifter.

A- Very dark brown almost black with a creamy tan colored head that lingers.

S- Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Such a great aroma.

T- Follows the nose. Cinnamon and the spices are the first thing you get and then it finishes with an almost coffee bitterness. Delicious.

M- Coats your mouth and is very smooth

O- My favorite pumpkin beer to date. Great job Saint Arnold. I will definitely be on the lookout for this to be released next fall.

11-24-2011 23:43:22 | More by HopsKeepDroppin
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-24-2011 21:23:52 | More by cosmonick
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.