Saint Arnold Winter Stout | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Winter StoutSaint Arnold Winter Stout
478 Ratings
Saint Arnold Winter StoutSaint Arnold Winter Stout

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbub6f on 02-28-2002

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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.2/5  rDev +16%
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 jujubeast6000
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 1/9/2006 (12oz bottle):

Pours a dark black colored body, with a light tan head - small and quickly diminishing. Has an aroma of malts, some nuttiness, and chocolate. Fizzy palate, coffee and chocolate notes. Has a medium body. Sweet tasting.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a light brown with about a finger of light brown head. Not a lot of retention or lacing, but it looks like a decent amount of bubbles are racing to the top of the beer.

S: The smell is really sweet. Deep molasses, some roasted malts, and chocolate.

T: Seems to be bit of a one trick poney. Molasses and chocolate. Deep and rich. Very sweet. Not a lot to balance it out.

MF: Thick and heavy. Much more so than I thought it would be. Carbonation seems a bit low.

O: It's a bit sweet and not balanced enough to really enjoy many of. Didn't particularly enjoy this one. Hard to finish the bottle.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to HardTarget for another great sample.

Appearance: Pours black/brown with almost a cabarnet color around the edges. The foamy brown head doesn't last long.

Smell: Smells of burnt fruit and warm malts tell me this could be very tasty

Taste: roasted dates, raisins, carmel syrup, and malt massage my palate into submission. It is a tasty stout!

Mouthfeel: light to medium mouthfeel with a nice balance of malt, fruit, and carbonation.

Very drinkable stout. If you like Guinness Extra Stout, you'll love this one. Thanks again HardTarget!

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Photo of n2pux
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CDCNAM
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Getalegup
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle thanks to MUSHROOMCLOUD

Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that fades to the edge of the glass. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aroma is roasty with some cocoa and cofee tones. Rather light aroma overall.

Taste is mildly roasty upfront followed by light chocolate and cofee flavors. Finishes with a lingering roastedness.

Light body, low carbonation.

A decent stout and easy to drink, but I expected a little more body and robustness in a winter stout.

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Photo of beeragent
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a dark brown, almost black, forming a 1/2 inch tan head, that left nice lacing on the glass. The nose is mostly roasted malts, with a hint of coffee. The taste is that expected from a stout. Roasted malts, and coffee flavoring. Medium mouthfeel. A very tasty stout, and an easy session beer for those cold winter nights. By far my favorite offering from Saint Arnold. Try this one before the season ends.

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Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Techichi
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Stigs
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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 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 joepais
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks JDV for another fabulous extra
Bottle poured into a tulip produces a good finger worth of tan head (drops off to a nice lace) on top of a ruby red to black body

Aromas of roasted malts coffee and some dark fruit

Flavors of coffee and dark chocolate a little bitter finish

Great mouthfeel nice carbonation for a stout

An easy beer to drink, and a good stout and tasty too

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Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Myotus
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
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 dcloeren
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Morris729
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark, almost black color with a thin tan colored head that quickly dissipates. Nose is dominated by sweet roasted malts and grains with notes of toffee. Dark coffee and bitter chocolate come through in the taste. Not a great stout, but one of the better Texas brewed stouts I’ve tried.

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Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 478 ratings
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