djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark brown with a medium creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Thin mouthfeel with coffee roasted malt and chocolate with the milk in the finish. An interesting variation on the winter stout.
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2008 Total Score: 3.2
On tap at Flying Saucer. A very dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma is a strong roasted malt and coffee. The taste is also a strong roasted malt with a dry finish. I was waiting awhile to finally try this and was a little dissapointed but still fairly good.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour, loose light tan head. Odd dry chocolate aroma, nuttiness, caramel, a little sourness. Baking chocolate flavor, more nuts, metallicness, roast, a touch of sourness.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Bob for the bottle! Poured deeper brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up lightly roasty black patent and lesser coffee maltage with biscuity undertones.. sweet overall, picking up lactic character with warmth.. aiight. The flavor found mostly generic black malts with mild lactic sourness throughout and light-moderate roasty bitterness.. tacky black malts on the finish, and more sourness with warmth (but not an infected feel).. not all that tasty. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. fairly slick through the mouth, but fairly sticky where it didn’t need to be at the end.. just not a great stout.
ronaldtheriot (983) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saint Arnold Winter Stout has a thin, beige, quickly-dissipating, beige head and a somewhat hazy, brown (red, under light) appearance, with some bubbles streaming up and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of roasted barley malt, dark coffee, and some plum. Taste is likewise of roasted malts, dark-roasted coffee, and that plum. Some chocolate shows itself. The bitterness shows up a the end of the sip and in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Saint Arnold Winter Stout finishes semi-dry to wet and not particularly easy drinking. This is a sipper. I think this is a good beer, and I recommend a try.
crossovert (5701) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really liked this hearty winter stout. It wasn’t extremely sweet but more of a sweet stout than a big roasty one.
joeneugs (2623) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a khaki/orange head. The aroma is a bit dusty and stale with some faint notes of cocoa powder and toffee. The flavor is again a bit stale with some cardboard, toffee and cocoa powder. A bit lackluster, but not offensive.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ Sheraton Dallas North - Dallas, TX) Dark brown/ruby red pour with a big and thick tan head. Very mildly roasted aroma with light hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has the same mild roast and chocolate hints with a very subtle bitter coffee hint near the middle. Finishes with a light coffee and roasted bitterness. A bit thin-bodied however.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at a Mr G’s tasting.
Black color with a small amount of head. Nice hop flavor with chocolate and some roasty malt - a bit thick. Not a bad stout from Saint Arnold.
Bricks (519) - Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like a milk stout. Quite carbonated. Smoky aftertaste. Decent stout - nothing exceptional.
johnnnniee (1842) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review from notes, sampled 1/17/2008
Got this in a trade with RickSawyer, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a dark brown with dark ruby highlights when held to light. Smallish off white head dissipates but doesn’t disappear, moderate lacing. Smells of lactose, roast, coffee and a faint bit of chocolate. Taste is sweet with dried fruits and some roast. Bitter in the background. Mouthfeel is medium thin. Aftertaste makes you want to take another sip. Overall not a bad stout. The color is lighter than it should be, and the roast could be a bit more up front. I certainly wouldn’t turn any down!