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Saint Arnold Winter Stout | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Winter StoutSaint Arnold Winter Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
478
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
78
For Trade:
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Reviews: 195 | Ratings: 478
Reviews by kkipple:
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3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Deep brown, with red highlights and a light tan head that immediately runs to the edges of my goblet. Tiny bits of lace linger. Still.

S. Deep, sweet roasted malts, possibly lactose? Sweet and smooth, in any case, cocoa and a hint of red wine. Treacle and singed sugars. Some spice, but vague. It's a good nose, expressive and with lots of malt depth. Sweetens up as it warms - usually a smell this bold and malt foward would be found in a higher ABV beer, but I'm not complaining.

T. A little lighter than expected, given the nose. Sweet, cool and thin, with an emphasis on malt sugars and rich roast. Chocolate and a very small coffee tidbit remain in the finish. Really not bad, but nothing super special, either. A sweeter American stout, barely bitter, with enough malt presence to be interesting, but there are better out there.

M / O. Thinner mouthfeel and medium-low carbonation to this one. Pretty sure this was last year's vintage, so I would go easy on it. Winter Stout is not bad at all, but I would very much like to try this fresher...

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Photo of hopsleeroy
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured black with red edges and looked a little bit thin on the pour. Decent off white head that dissipates failry quick. Not a ton of aroma-mild roasted flavor and fruittiness. Maybe oats. Taste was fruitier than I expected. Mild roasted malt flavor, light coffee, light chocolate with some cherry and some citrus fruit flavors. Low on hops but add to the citrus on the back of the tongue. Kind of thin in the mouth, decent carbonation, and crisper than most stouts. Very drinkable. Not the best stout I've ever had but good and a little different take on the style.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I really like this beer, which pours an almost black with red edges when held up to a light source. The beer pours with a beige head, which disappears very quickly. The beer has a roasted smell, but not as strong as some stouts I have tried. The beer has a roasted malt taste with some coffee to it. The beer is easy to drink, but I am not sure how drinkable it would be after you had a few of them.

Overall, this is a very good stout from a brewery made up of really good people. It is not the best stout I have had, but it ranks pretty highly on my list.

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Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Longhorn2750
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It's a nice stout but a tad on the light side for my taste. The head is weak at best and dissipates rapidly. It has a hint of coffee and chocolate that is not over whelming. It pours dark chocolate brown with a slight amber hew. It has a lighter then average feel for a stout with a smooth light roast malty finish. It may be much improved with a nitro poor on tap. However, I have only partaken in the bottled version.

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Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a new belgium glass dark brown at first then to black once it filled the glass. Thin off white head, min. lacing. There is a slight carmal malt scent to it. The taste is fairly generic, but that's not a bad thing. Hop front is slight, but the carmel sweets are well defined at the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel isn't too terribly thick, probably just perfect. Overall this is a very very drinkable winter treat.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbphoto88
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown and ruby beer thats not totally opaque. It looks like a slightly watered down imperial stout. There is a cream colored head that rises quickly but fades fast.

Smell is of roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee. A very pleasing scent that alludes to this beer being all about the malts as it is the predominate scent.

As previously stated this beer is all about the malts. It starts with great malt taste that fades into some dark fruits and mild chocolates. The aftertaste is all malt. This beer tastes as fresh as a beer brewed just the other day... and thats a good thing in this case. It has a fresh mouthfeel and taste that inspires you to drink more. 2007-early 08 bottle.

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Photo of Dface
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mully
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to JDV for the chance to try this beer

Clean looking black beer dark tan head fades to leave a thing foam across the top, no lace left
Coffee, patent malt and chocolate and alcohol dominate the nose.
Heavy roast malts and the dryness that comes with them, some coffee flavors
a little light on the mouthfeel not substantial -- almost a little watery the light body makes this beer very drinkable not a huge stout but it would be a good, dark session beer.

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Photo of pollocktown4
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from a 12 bottle into my 16oz snifter.

A - Not quite black; more of a deep dark brown color. The head was a creamy light brown, about 1/2 a finger which disappeared rather fast
S - Not a lot going on here. I could sense a bit of coffee, and maybe some chocolate.
T - Pretty light and not very complex. Could taste some chocolate, definitely roasted malt, and something that I couldn't quite put my finger on; I'm thinking molasis?
M - Moderate carbonation, and a feel that seems light
O - Overall its a decent stout for being only 5.6% ABV. I'm glad I got to try it, but would probably look past it if I saw it sitting on the shelf.

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Photo of Qabil
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Stigs
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, got this as an extra from a BA i cent remember which right now...but thank you! served in a DFH signature glass.

A - somewhat aggressive pour yielded about half an inch of light khaki foam, tight and bubbly. quickly fell to a thin layer and ring around the glass. the beer is dark, burnt brown when held up to the light.

S - slight roasted malts, some light fruitiness in the form of plums, cherries...nice fresh roasted coffee beans at the end, with some lactose sweetness in the finish.

T - following the nose with lightly toasted malts, turning into chocolatey sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness. the coffee flavor only briefly glances in the second half, before turning into some nuttyness and cherries...like the lack of overdone "christmas/winter spices"

M - abundant amount of carbonation, tight and fizzy...not too distracting. thinnish bodied, but slick all the way around and going down.

D - overall, this was pretty light and enjoyable - yet complex enough to keep my attention. there are better stouts out there, yes...but this one strived to be better than just average, and succeeded. a good, drinkable beer all around.

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Photo of Sammy
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

JonathanL7890, thanks for the hitchhiker. Pours black with foaming brown head, that quickly dissipitates. Neutral aroma, faint roast. A bit thin mouthfeel, with ground powdered coffee taste, backed by malt. OK, but rather plain stout. Carbonation is fine.

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Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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