Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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4.18/5
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296 Ratings
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zonker17 on 01-25-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
296
pDev:
7.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
130
Trade:
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Ratings: 296 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Korymiller
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JerryHelper
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of videofrog
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black topped by a dense finger and a half of dark tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of dark chocolate and a little coffee with some nice roasty notes along with a touch of smoke
T: Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, a little charred wood, hint of anise, slight burnt sugar, and some roasty goodness. Swallow is more chocolate and coffee with some more roasted malt and burnt sugar.
M: This is a thick and silky beer with soft carbonation and a dry finish from the ABV.
O: Very good with some age on it. Good complexity and flavors with no visible faults. There are others that I like more though.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nolahophead for this bottle. I loooved D.R. #5, which this brew was modeled on, so I’m hoping for a similar caress from this one. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour: black. Hardly a whisper of visible carbonation. Not much in the smell department with chocolate, & few other muddled things that barely register. Meek.

Divine Reserve #15 is no Divine Reserve #5, but that’s a tall Mexican wall to scale. Rich, sweet malts that lean into my favorite vegetable (chocolate) are accented by a lovely roastiness & a moderately bitter bite. Bit of toffee & creaminess masquerading as lactose, finishes very smooth. I’d have no problem putting away half, or more, of a four pack in an evening.

A big stout that could comfortably hang out with the likes of Plead, Blackout, & other top-notch black stuff. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Kuges
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcvick
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opened a 12oz bottle. As a straight Russian Imperial Stout, this was mostly great. The look is absolutely beautiful: dark, slight head, and nice lacing. Aroma is pretty light, and there is a slightly astringent taste on the back end. Overall, I would drink this again.

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Photo of paresis
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acbe
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Salix
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unique unlike other beers I've had.
Taste: smoky, coffee warm high octane
2nd taste I get some florals and dark berries finishing

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Photo of dshansen1184
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rkarimi
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the better beers in the DR series. It has a really nice creamy mouthfeel and the flavor is very solid, although the finish is a bit metallic.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 296 ratings