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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:
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5/5  rDev +16%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of champ103
3.43/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

champ103, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of mtberry
5/5  rDev +16%

mtberry, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Phoenix2443
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Phoenix2443, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of mgbickel
5/5  rDev +16%

mgbickel, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of PissWarmChango
5/5  rDev +16%

PissWarmChango, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of canadianghetto
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

canadianghetto, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -7.2%

mhenson42, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Urbancaver, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of slvrmon82
5/5  rDev +16%

slvrmon82, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +16%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of huadog
5/5  rDev +16%

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

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of bpgpitt10
5/5  rDev +16%

bpgpitt10, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of brewskifan55
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Ungertaker
5/5  rDev +16%

Ungertaker, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of imasloth
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of cosmonick
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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

hannydawg, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of mclowery81
5/5  rDev +16%

mclowery81, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of mjurney
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Edition.

Appearance:
Pitch black. Creamy beige head.

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

Taste:
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.

Body:
Medium, not too heavy.

Finish:
Spices. A little alcohol warmth. Smooth.

mjurney, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BeersCriteria
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.