haydentrow (8) - Dayton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rmorris007 (27) - - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
First Saint Arnold product I’ve tried. Set the bar high for all their products. Was definitely not what I expected when I tried it for the first time and I was surprised
LuckyDog (143) - - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice lacing. Very malty. Slight spicy note in the finish. Not bad, but not a great beer.
BVery (6416) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle via trade. Watery cola looking pour. Thin highly carbonated palate. Stale malts and maybe tea? Not really digging this.
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barley Oak. Clear maroon color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds. Taste is light bodied straw and hay. Like a black IPA in reverse.
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This has nothing like a kolsch existing. Over carbonated. Thin lasting head.
Not sweet or floral. Good example of a ruined kolsch.
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PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Brass Tap - on tap. Dark brown pour, decently thick off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty with some cola accents. Flavo is kind of bland, some light nuttiness, a brief wisp of chocolate and potting soli, but not too much going on here. Smooth mouthfeel - overall not very schwarzbier-like.
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweaty, malty, aroma reminds me of English pale ale. Dark root beer brown. Clear. Big whitish head. Pretty bland and watery. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.
bytemesis (3219) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours deep clear amber red, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is lightly smokey, caramel, grass. Flavor follows, light sweet, little bitterness, a bit smokey, smoked caramel. Medium body. Points for originality.
Shanebrews (175) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer most resembles a porter in my opinion. It is malty and medium-bodied with characteristics of a dark lager in carbonation and finish but the hop level and maltiness of a porter. An interesting and pleasant brew.
sloshgator (429) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Saint Arnold Santo is an unusual style beer that seems to work. Little caramel aroma coming from a dark pour with a fluffy white head that holds nicely. Taste is does not match the dark pour, but has yeast notes like a wheat beer and no dark beer expectations. Listed as a Schwarzbier and described as a black Kolsch, it doesn’t seem to taste like you would think either would. Finish is fairly clean. Santo defies description but is tasty in its own right.