Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15
BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
293 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:
293
pDev:
7.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
129
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 41
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.

 683 characters

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.

 818 characters

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.

 269 characters

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

130 characters

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

9-27

4 characters

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.

 156 characters

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

Photo of BoozerBrad
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatche2
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black color with a half finger brown foamy head. Head retention is non-existent. Lacing is decent. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and slight undertones of coffee. Perhaps a little bourbon is thrown in at the end. Very smooth, heavy bodied taste. Like silk. Roasted malts and Dark chocolate predominates. It goes into a coffee flavor before dipping more towards bourbon. Very, very good. Wish I had more.

 440 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 293 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.