Saint Arnold Winter Stout | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Winter StoutSaint Arnold Winter Stout
BA SCORE
41.8%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 478 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#36,846
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
478
Liked:
200
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
13.26%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
76
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 195
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A - really nice thick and rich pour - understated caramel coloured head of only 1 finger and truly ZERO lacing - brew is dark as cola with red tinges when held to a light

S: not too nice on the nose. just a bit metallic.

T: love the taste, hints of choco - coffee but just enough of a hint to pull itself up for a second draw

M: thick , lucious body that I'm lovin

D: very very drinkalbe. enjoy!

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of gtermi
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer pours a very dark brown with a thick, 3 finger, white head. Over time the head fades to almost nothing, but leaves a nice amount of lace on the glass. If you hold it to the light it is dark red.

S: The beer scent is decent, but nothing to go crazy about. There is a bit of roasted malt and really not much else.

T: The taste has a strong amount of roasted malt, which is very nice. Later you get a faint coffee taste, but mostly roasted malt.

M: The beer is very smooth and enjoyable to drink. It is super smooth and just goes down with ease.

O: This is a pretty decent beer. It's hard to go back to normal stouts after drinking RIS for months, but this one is very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, extra from BeerHunter76, thank you sir! Poured into a Grand Teton pint glass.

A: Pours light black, actually a very thin brown with lots of shades of amber. Tons of carbonation and a khaki colored head with tiny bubbles and decent lace.

S: Sweet roasted malts, caramel, tootsie rolls, root beer, and hints of spices.

T: Sweet, with moderate caramel and chocolate notes & underlying flavors of brown sugar, with only a small roasted character and very little bitterness. Light spices as well, possibly from some hops?

MF: Light to light/medium body, with thin creamy sweetness and a bit of chalky dryness on the finish...higher, prickly carbonation levels.

O: I'd call this a 'Porter' but everything else agrees with me. Nice sweetness, but reserved enough to remain approachable and quaffable.

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Saint Arnold Winter Stout from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 41.8% out of 100 with 478 ratings
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