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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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607 Ratings
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 149
Gots: 209 | 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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5/5  rDev +16%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

huadog, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

bpgpitt10, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of brewskifan55
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.

brewskifan55, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

Ungertaker, Nov 25, 2011
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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.

imasloth, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of HopsKeepDroppin
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.

HopsKeepDroppin, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

cosmonick, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

THECPJ, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

hannydawg, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

mclowery81, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of mjurney
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

2011 Edition.

Pitch black. Creamy beige head.

Sweet aroma. Lots of sweet spices... Cinnamon, nutmeg, some brown sugar. There some pumpkin.

Sweet pumpkin up front along with spices at the end. There good amount of nice bready malts, ginger bread with a touch of sweet molasses. Dark fruity character. Holiday spices towards the finish.

Medium, not too heavy.

Spices. A little alcohol warmth. Smooth.

mjurney, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BeersCriteria
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

A- Pours a pitch black with a coffee colored head.

S- Pumpkin, spices (brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg), some hops.

T- WOW! Best pumpkin beer out there! It’s like drinking pumpkin pie followed by a cup of dark roasted coffee. Coats your entire mouth and the alcohol is well masked.

Food Pairing- An entire Thanksgiving meal.

BeersCriteria, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

imagery, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

shoky01, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

dehjosh, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

jhimstedt, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

RRandez, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

Crack2000, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

bilboski, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

turfy, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.