Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TexIndy on 08-14-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 139
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 5 has a very thin, tan head and a deep, dark brown appearance (may as well say black). The aroma is full- sweet, dark-roasted barley malt, dark fruits, liquorice, black cherries, candi sugar, some chocolate, and some coffee. Flavor is the same, with some powder, cellar mold, and a decent amount of bitterness showing itself. Mouthfeel is mostly thick, and Saint Arnold Divine Resrve 5 finishes mostly dry, sweet, and quite drinkable. One would not guess this has a 10% abv. Overall, this is just world class, and I love it! If you ever see it, get it!


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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Prestonlegal
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GregSVT
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a snifter - big thanks to Chad for this long time want!

A: Pours a dark brown, pretty black in the glass, with a nice dark tan head that fades to a ring and leaves a touch of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose was full of chocolate, some vanilla, a bit of molasses, and a small hint of smoke. I'd never had this one before but it smells like it has aged wonderfully.

T: The taste was really great. I got nice flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, some vanilla, and a touch of smoke on the finish. Really excellent example of a RIS.

M: The feel was medium bodied and a bit creamy.

O: Given the age this thing was very tasty. I had been wanting to try this ever since I got into beer and am very happy it finally happened while the beer is still amazing. I'd love to try it again in a year to see if it has peaked or is still going.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of brystmar
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared 3 ways, been looking forward to this one for awhile!

Good head and tan lace atop the pour. Fantastic aroma with plenty of toffee and caramel layering on top of the roastyness. Everything comes together nicely in the taste too; bourbon is strong but nicely balanced. Easily the best, most mature brew I've ever tried from St Arnold. Too bad it's only 12oz :(

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TexAggie011
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the pleasure of cracking open on these just the other day.

A - poured black with still a slight tan head not many bubbles left after againg.

S - Rich with choclate with a hint of carmled sugars.

T- full of rich sweet choclate lost most of the alcohol tatse to give for a smooth finish.

O - this beer had aged very well and still getting better had everything a great stout should have smooth, bold and sweet flavor

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black, very slight tan/mocha colored head, thin bubbles, nice legs.

S - Roasty chocolate, dark fruit, , sweet burnt sugars, slight booze note. Very rich and decadent with all the rich malty chocolate and excellent roast notes.

T - Huge roast, dark chocolate, slight touch of dark fruit, oak. Very strong Port like initial flavor.

M - Full body, light carbonation, creamy finish.

O - An excellent RIS that I really enjoyed. Hard to find any faults with this one,I have had this in storage since the release. I cant get over how well it has aged. The first taste to hit me was a Port like flavor. Excellent. I can wait to start picking away at this case. If you can find a bottle, get this! I have many to trade....

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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