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Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 138
Gots: 202 | FT: 17
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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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is deep brown, almost black with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Big spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper - lightly roasty, big pumpkin, and sweet potatoes in the aroma. Taste is roasty, tangy, sweet potatoes, bourbon, raisins, heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, and light vanilla with big spicy finish. Slick mouthfeel with media carbonation. Really nice use of spice with well hidden alcohol. Chocolate pumpkin pie.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 11:33:06 | More by jbaker67
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2013 vintage

A: A finger of dark tan head was created when poured into a small scale snifter glass and receded moderately slow. The beer is a very dark brown almost black if you don't backlight it and appears to have good clarity. Swirling the glass kicks up some streaking lacing.

S: Moderately strong aroma with pumpkin meat, nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon some clove and hint of fried apple. No malt or hop aroma comes through even after it warms up. Smells like pumpkin pie.

T: First sip is very similar to the aroma, I get the pumpkin pie spices more and not as much pumpkin flavor as I'd hoped for. Nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon and clove. The malt profile comes through faintly with some chocolate and toasty notes, but overall balance is sweet an mostly from the spices. No hop flavor I can detect. Bitterness is moderate and comes from both the hops and spices.

M: A bit thin tasting for a stout, medium bodied with higher carbonation. No astringency from the malts but there is some harshness from the spices, cinnamon in particular I belive.

O: I was hoping for more of a beery pumpkin beer with this one, but it fell short. The over powering spices always kill it for me but I was hoping the stout base beer would bring more to the table.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 02:34:26 | More by guityler83
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-12-2014 01:39:40 | More by Kurmaraja
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-01-2014 00:01:57 | More by bmurray10
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Jvrdz24

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2014 21:49:10 | More by Jvrdz24
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FrizWhiz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-18-2014 02:21:59 | More by FrizWhiz
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-17-2014 01:54:59 | More by Zuidman
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-16-2014 17:01:55 | More by appetiteforparis
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jimmygord

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-12-2014 00:31:02 | More by jimmygord
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dar482

New York

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown color.

The aroma is very spicy of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and then of sweet candied pumpkin.

The flavor follows of mostly spices over the pumpkin. It has big vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and then onto a pumpkin sugary sweetness. Tons of dark brown sugar. The stout character comes through with hints of chocolate, but not too much stout character.

A very complex and good drinking pumpkin stout. However the stouts overpower slightly. The beer has a bit much sweetness without the stout and bitterness balancing much. Mouthfeel is a bit light for the style and ABV as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 09:16:42 | More by dar482
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benclimbs

California

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and beautiful with a nice head.

Smell is amazing, spicy pumpkin pie and Christmas, wow.

Taste is full or more awesomeness, brown sugar, apple cider , cloves cinnamon and pumpkin awesomeness.

This is an amazing pumpkin ale, and I don't like pumpkin ale - this is just about perfect for the style, so good!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:31:25 | More by benclimbs
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-05-2014 23:53:04 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-04-2014 12:02:16 | More by SaranacinTexas
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-01-2014 18:14:38 | More by sfr26
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james582

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-28-2014 20:16:18 | More by james582
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layinbrix

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-28-2014 03:28:05 | More by layinbrix
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-27-2014 16:07:40 | More by csfcmitchell
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Beeyar

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2014 03:17:40 | More by Beeyar
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-25-2014 22:33:36 | More by calcnerd
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Garrettshu

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-25-2014 00:09:26 | More by Garrettshu
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-24-2014 00:04:48 | More by kvgomps
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angelmonster

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-22-2014 04:42:35 | More by angelmonster
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Ben7773

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2014 23:06:44 | More by Ben7773
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ranger7

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 1 pint, 6 oz bottle (bottled 9/27/2013). Review from notes.
Consumed 11/10/2013.

A: Pitch black with small tan head that sticks around.

S: Nutmeg, clove, and allspice.

T: Spices, maybe a little pumpkin, but more of a stout with spice than a pumpkin beer. Dark and smooth.

M: Some carbonation, smooth, but a little fizzy at the end.

O: Greatness. The best pumpkin flavored beer I've had. The spices are prominent, but not too overpowering. The "stout" of the brew is very sneaky in alcohol. Label has no ABV, but I'd guess 8-9%. So glad I was able to track this down. See you again next year!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:36:04 | More by ranger7
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-16-2014 20:20:40 | More by NonicPanic
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.