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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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598 Ratings
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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 145
Gots: 205 | 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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THECPJ

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-22-2011 23:30:35 | More by THECPJ
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hannydawg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

11-22-2011 05:42:50 | More by hannydawg
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mclowery81

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-21-2011 05:22:18 | More by mclowery81
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mjurney

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

11-20-2011 18:34:26 | More by mjurney
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BeersCriteria

Texas

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.

11-20-2011 05:51:43 | More by BeersCriteria
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imagery

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.4%

11-19-2011 20:53:15 | More by imagery
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-19-2011 05:02:05 | More by johnhenryconway
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Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-18-2011 02:10:25 | More by shoky01
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dehjosh

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-18-2011 01:52:28 | More by dehjosh
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Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-17-2011 19:39:09 | More by ATXRyan
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jhimstedt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

11-17-2011 14:55:14 | More by jhimstedt
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RRandez

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-16-2011 22:25:28 | More by RRandez
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Crack2000

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-16-2011 03:26:15 | More by Crack2000
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bilboski

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-16-2011 02:13:41 | More by bilboski
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turfy

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-16-2011 00:47:21 | More by turfy
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-15-2011 09:48:42 | More by LSUPT
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BeerHunter76

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

Extraordinarly big nose just after cracking this open. Big notes of spice and pumpkin immediately. It pours a dark brown to black with just a hint of rust creamy head that leaves excellent lacing on the glass. The pumpkin pie spices especially the nutmeg and cinnamon hit you on the tongue with the first taste. The first pumpking beer I have had that had that true pumpkin flavor. Pumpkinator is a fantastic fall/winter beer. Great body, just enough carbonation, absolutely smooth finish. For adding kick I zested some fresh nutmeg over the top.

11-15-2011 03:31:13 | More by BeerHunter76
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jl28r1

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-14-2011 21:03:41 | More by jl28r1
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CommonRider

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-14-2011 17:07:47 | More by CommonRider
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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-14-2011 17:00:53 | More by bentwookie
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joshuacavett

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-14-2011 16:49:33 | More by joshuacavett
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sparkdinko

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%

11-14-2011 16:14:28 | More by sparkdinko
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

2X 22oz bombers as a surprise from lnashsig, thanks lee!

A: pours gorgeous and billowy pitch black, nice mocha head.

S: whoaaa. unreal on the smell. pumpkin pie, nutmeg chocolate, cinnamon, smells like thanksgiving dessert in a bottle. If I could rate above a 5.0 on smell, this would be the one.

T: pumpkin ciderish taste up front (combo of all the spices), then pumpkin pie with milk chocolate, then crust (malt) and cinnamon finish. Definitely overflowing with flavor.

M: complex to say the least. great meld over flavors and super smooth.

D: I love this one but its a sipper, so I'd say low overall but thats not a knock.

O: Pumking was my previous favorite pumpkin beer,but this one is king now. Definitely best pumpkin beer I've had. Kudos to the Htown.

Very glad to see this one getting some great reviews, I recently had TREAT 2011 and I thought this was a better "pumpkin" beer.

11-09-2011 16:52:12 | More by beenitty
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%

So I've been pretty excited about this beer...

Appearance:
Dark, dark brown stout with a light tan head and creamy lacing. There is lots of particulate matter floating around as well.
The head falls down along the outer rim, but a few swirls will give the beer a regenerated thin covering.

Smell:
Whoa, banging pumpkin spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) predominate this beer's nose. However, once the beer warms it really starts to bring out a very ripe pumpkin aroma. This may be the first time I've smelled a beer and been confused by the true essence of pumpkin present!

Taste:
A super roasty pumpkin pie stout! The roastiness predominates but a medicinal spicy aftertaste lingers on my palate. This is a very interesting beer with a lot more pumpkin than I had expected. Honestly, I love it; it's got attributes of a rich winter stout mixed with fall pumpkin ale tradition. How can you go wrong?

Mouthfeel:
This beer is a tad more carbonated that I would prefer, but has a superbly bold, spicy aftertaste. There's a very minimal alcohol burn. I would have liked a tad more body and sweetness to make this perfect, but it's quite a different pumpkin ale sensation than I'm used to!

Overall:
I'm super excited to have 2 bottles because I think a year of age will really help this beer in regards to excess carbonation.
Something about it is just delicious and I'm happy to finally share & review!

11-06-2011 00:58:22 | More by ThePorterSorter
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TXGenX

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Very dark brown and opaque. Hardly any head (may need to bottle condition longer)

S: Strong gingerbread aroma with undertones of licorice, cola and brown sugar.

T: Liquid gingerbread. Caky with strong ginger flavor and some cloves. I didn't really taste any pumpkin but my tasting companion did. He also noticed buttery notes. Strong alcohol taste with some burn on finish.

M: Medium thick.

O: Definitely an after dinner beer. The only food that I could think of that it might pair with is cheesecake or shortbread.

This was a 2011 brewing tasted almost immediately in a chalice. We are keeping some to bottle condition and taste again next year (if we can wait that long)

11-05-2011 21:40:04 | More by TXGenX
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.