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
saintarnold.com

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
Ratings:
478
Reviews:
195
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
76
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of Kuges
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertraveler08
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thatche2
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance dark brown (almost black) with very little head.

Smell is milk coffee, molasses, chocolate and vanilla (quite pleasant).

Taste follows the nose but the flavors are not as pronounced. The molasses/sweetness is fairly strong throughout with some bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and fairly thin for a milk stout with moderate carbonation.

Overall this beer just misses the mark for me. I kept hoping for more of a stout bite and more body to cut the sweetness, but it wasn't there.

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Photo of cultclassic89
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a big fan of this beer. Lots of cola, overcarbed, thin and stale hops.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of texanbeerdude
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mateo2699
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Weisseguy1
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jim_TX
4.59/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Draft at Zax. Kind of ho-hum. Head is a bit light, weak nose and taste, which may be muted due the ice cold serving temperature. A bit of the roast grain bitterness appears in the finish, but not enough to salvage this 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 ThreeJs
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of n2pux
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 12/03/15.

Appearance: Pours a midnight mahogany with 1 finger of off-white head

Smell: Bready with roasted notes

Taste: Dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor with a clean finish

Mouthfeel: Full body but not overbearing

Overall: A fantastic sessionable stout. As hefty, high abv stouts receive the rave reviews and recognition, its easy for a beer like this to be overlooked. There is lots of flavor and a full body all despite a session-like abv and no addition of flavor adjuncts.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Ginger Man (Houston), served in a shaker pint. Pours nearly black brown with a dark khaki head; leaves limited lace. Slightly roasted malt, caramel and milk chocolate taste throughout, and mildly in the aroma. Slight hints of earthy hops. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A gentle and easy drinking stout with pleasant milk chocolate notes.

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Photo of BdM
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick4444
2.27/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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 Myotus
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured at 46°F from a 12oz bottle (packaged on 14Dec15) into a Spiegelau stout glass. Consumed on 07Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with two fingers worth of cinnamon colored foam. At 30 seconds, the foam changes color to khaki. By 3 minutes, the head has dissipates into a half fingers worth. Black in color with a ruby tint. There is a plethora of very small rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and thick.
SMELL: Mild aromas of bitter roasted malts, sweet coffee, spicy hops, earthy hops, and grassy barley combine with subtle sweet chocolate and vanilla flavors. There is also a mild, off-putting aroma of a strange spiciness that is almost like rye, but not quite.
TASTE: Mild sweet coffee and bitter roasted malt flavors enter initially. Mild vanilla, spicy hops, and sweet chocolate flavors come in right after. Mild earthy hop flavors along with a subtle amount of the mysterious sour rye-like flavor finish off this brew as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is moderate. Goes down somewhat smooth and creamy. Finishes with a mild dryness.
NOTE: This would have been good if those sour flavors weren't there. They weren't exactly an infected flavor, just something that should not have been here.

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Photo of Bung
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pvpan
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 478 ratings.
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