AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy Ucusty, pours beautiful deep brown with nice pancake colored head. The nose is coffee, chocolate, and a bit of molasses. The mouthfeel is coating, but a bit sharp in carbonation. The flavor is on the coffee side with an earthiness and molasses. Quite a rich and creamy beer with a hot and slight bitter finish.
ronaldtheriot (780) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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! RJT
phaleslu (4430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from ericandersnavy- thanks again, Eric! Twist-off. Uh-oh. This thing was bottled in 2007, so it opened with no sound of air escaping and poured a jet black color with no head. I guess there is a tiny ring of tan. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, soy, nuts, fudge, and earth. Flavor of coffee and roasted malts, cola, soy, molasses, dark chocolate. The body has thinned and is very smooth and roasty with no carbonation. Probably would have been great a few years ago. Still worth trying but donít wait any longer if you have one.
ansermadide (1196) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 5.5 years (2007 vintage): This beer ages extremely well. It has a dark-brown color and an aroma of strong alcohol with a hint of what seems like syrupy, concentrated hops. After over five years so much of the malts have burned off that it seems much like a barley wine, but on steroids. Its flavor is almost smoky and very unique. I canít get over how well this aged. Itís so complex and impressive.
colinize (313) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birthday beer from Mar. Pours dark black, no head. Delicious aromas. Great flavor. Really held up well.
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Koelschtrinker (8474) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trocken sŁŖer aber passender Beginn mit tiefer, sehr harmonischen und vollmundigen Noten. Rund, fruchtig, Weinnoten, zum Ende erdig-trocken, etwas hefig. 10/12/12/14/10/13
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle 1/13/10 (Courtesy of Beerandblues2)-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice and molasses. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and soy sauce. This full bodied brew was a nice brew. Great job.
fata2683 (2162) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours thick black with a big dark brown head, substantial lacing the length of the glass. Aroma is big cocoa and roast with thin dark fruits and coffee as well. Flavor is very nice and I suspect a tad sweeter than it was initially, but itís very complex with layers of sweet cocoa, tobacco, molasses and toffee. Very well rounded beer that has aged gracefully to say the least!
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bu11zeye, thanks! Dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma of soy, malt, light coffee, mild chocolate and dark malts. Taste of dark roasted malt, chocolate, lactose, soy and light coffee. Full bodied with a mild chalky finish. Decent.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to bu11zeye for hooking me up with a bunch of DRís... light black body with only a bit of light tan head... the aroma is all malts, whopper malt, kuhnhenn malt forwardness, some prunes, a bit of roast round this out, awesome... I thought the taste would be malty but does a 180 and shows off some really nice roasty noes with a whoppers, besides Southhampton RIS this is one of the best RIS Iíve had
BlackSwan (23) - Frisco (Dallas), USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown body with a spare orange brown head. Aroma is rich with chocolate and burnt roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is full in body and high in warmth. You can definitely taste the chocolate and coffee. The heavy flavor is accompanied with a hint of bread and caramel. This beer leaves a charred finish.