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Bishop's Barrel 5 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 30
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: VernonBaxter on 11-04-2013)
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

04-04-2014 14:42:45 | More by JuniperJesus
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-02-2014 19:14:49 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

04-02-2014 14:50:05 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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Paul5211

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I had one beer to drink for the rest of my life, forsaking all others, it would be this one. Dark, rich, flavorful, oaky, chocolatey, strong... It has almost everything my taste buds desire in a beer. Not as thick and rich as a stout, yet still dark and full. I'm a huge Wee Heavy fan and Saint Arnold didn't disappoint in delivering one here. Yet they added a fuller, richer taste by adding cocoa nibs and aging the brew in bourbon barrels, which adds a sweetness and oaky flavor that really caps off a near-perfect beer. My one HUGE complaint about this beer is that it's a one-off. One small batch and done. That contributed to the hefty price tag as well, ($13 for a 12 oz bottle!) but I got to have a few on my birthday in November and it's the present I'll likely remember most! I will miss this beer, though Founder's made one very similar (again, a limited small-batch) so I can at least prolong the experience just a bit longer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 19:36:52 | More by Paul5211
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rspauldi

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-28-2014 21:32:44 | More by rspauldi
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Vipsanius

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-19-2013 00:28:04 | More by Vipsanius
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dannya187

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-03-2013 06:01:43 | More by dannya187
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-24-2013 03:56:25 | More by tbryan5
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Ben7773

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

01-21-2014 23:06:14 | More by Ben7773
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bccocx

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-11-2013 18:36:49 | More by bccocx
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-30-2014 17:08:21 | More by waddellc2
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Wayne17

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-07-2014 20:57:02 | More by Wayne17
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-24-2014 22:16:37 | More by ChaseTheAce
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Ford

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-20-2013 01:58:13 | More by Ford
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dcloeren

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-06-2013 20:31:23 | More by dcloeren
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Jvrdz24

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-15-2013 18:18:14 | More by Jvrdz24
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

01-06-2014 04:19:52 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

12-01-2013 19:49:30 | More by SaranacinTexas
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-10-2014 19:44:44 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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Hoganlaw

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-16-2013 16:44:11 | More by Hoganlaw
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Lance87

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-27-2014 18:47:10 | More by Lance87
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Stew

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-31-2014 04:25:21 | More by Stew
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alanamato

Texas

4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Worth every penny, I was surprised to see a local gourmet burger joint carrying this and promptly ordered one. My only regret is that I had but one beer to drink there. Have not had it back since. Saint Arnold's really hit a sweet spot with this one and I'm looking forward to a day when this is a regular offering in the grocery.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 03:17:14 | More by alanamato
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Sambeaux713

Texas

4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer seemed easier to get than the other BB releases. Smell was great as the Wild Turkey came through easily. Taste was very boozy, but I think it will calm down a little as the beer mellows with age. Mouth felt warm with spicy bourbon fire breath , but overall this is another fantastic release in the BB series from SA.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 21:10:46 | More by Sambeaux713
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out very dark brown with a tiny white head with little retention. Smell is definitely of dark fruits, brown sugar, slightly chocolatey, a decent amount of booze. Smells really nice. Almost smells like BCBS if I had to pick a beer that smelled similar (different styles but ...). Taste is much like the nose as you can definitely taste everything mentioned before but the booze seems a little more subdued than in the nose. This is an incredibly great tasting beer as far as my taste goes and since I've been reviewing I have never given a beer a 5 but this is close. Mouthfeel is medium thick and great for the style. I just can't get over how much I love this beer. Get one if you can cause they just don't get this good that often -- at least as far as my taste goes. I sure hope this is actually brewed again because this is a world class beer. I got this beer for showing an out of town BA around to the local stores. I feel really rewarded. I assume this beer is fairly new although it is barrel aged. I can't even imagine how good this beer would be with more time. That being said I don't know how much more I could expect from a beer. Keep your eyes out for these guys!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 08:23:19 | More by NeedBeerHere
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Bishop's Barrel 5 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.