The ninth release of the Divine Reserve series from Saint Arnold Brewing is being released tomorrow, sparking off a modern-day real-life version of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Although, Twitter has revolutionized the search for DR as people dash from one location to another, checking Twitter from their phones as sightings are instantly posted and updated. By the way, Saint Arnold requests that you please use hashtag #DR9 when tweeting about Divine Reserve sightings to enable tweeters to find relevant posts easier. There's typically also one or two people who will gloat with a photo post of a whole case that they managed to secure of the beer that is so heavily coveted, yet untasted by anyone. Here's what Saint Arnold has say about the beer:
This release weighs in at 11% ABV. This beer is black with some ruby highlights. The nose is full of pumpkin pie spices and some alcohol. There are notes of nutmeg, caraway and vanilla. The taste starts with chocolate malt with a hint of spice and rolls into a warm spicy alcohol taste which has the effect of creating the balance that usually comes from the hop bitter. There is some hop bitter on the finish, but not much. Overall, this beer finishes relatively dry for such a big beer. As it warms, the spices move forward in the taste and the chocolate moves to the finish. The pumpkin provides a pleasant undertone and a round mouthfeel.