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Bishop's Barrel 5 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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102 Ratings
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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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Jeckel

Texas

3/5  rDev -31%

11-23-2013 00:10:51 | More by Jeckel
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rflips86

California

3/5  rDev -31%

04-13-2014 04:23:21 | More by rflips86
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adamdarcy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

01-20-2014 05:14:21 | More by adamdarcy
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dkw0063

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

02-03-2014 17:26:35 | More by dkw0063
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tetu

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

07-28-2014 19:05:48 | More by tetu
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billyshears

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

12-14-2013 14:38:43 | More by billyshears
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-18-2014 06:34:48 | More by Heretic42
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En29356

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

02-22-2014 03:30:38 | More by En29356
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

12-15-2013 19:10:52 | More by zonker17
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

11-14-2013 01:58:52 | More by VernonBaxter
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8%

03-16-2014 23:02:44 | More by ajzy
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

02-16-2014 14:35:55 | More by CTJman
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

04-02-2014 22:25:59 | More by ubufan2112
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

11-06-2013 02:16:59 | More by PhatAtUT
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rdooley

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

02-27-2014 03:15:04 | More by rdooley
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8%

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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

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SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

11-13-2013 04:55:23 | More by SteeleWright
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gritz147

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -8%

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cfh64

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

12-31-2013 23:46:51 | More by cfh64
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Saint Arnold Patron Saint of Brewers pint glass.

A: Black. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, brown-white head. Settles pretty quickly. Very slight lacing mostly retreats back into the body of the brew quite hastily. Head completely vanishes eventually.

S: Roasty malt. Black licorice is prominent. Unsweetened dark chocolate, and a little molasses.

T: Toasted malt grains. Raisin is prominent. Pungent peat. Bitter unsweetened dark chocolate.

M: Thick, hearty, and syrupy. Kind of an unusual cloying sweetness in the end. Dry finish. High alcohol is apparent.

D: Sip and savor. The fullness will dictate it.

Atmosphere is really nice. Dark and intimidating. Light bubbly head which disappears completely leaving no trace of its prior existence. Very minute lacing. Malt is roasty with with licorice, chocolate, and molasses components. Toasty malt, very sweet raisin, pungent peat and bitter chocolate for balance. Thick and full. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 03:21:59 | More by bmwats
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 5 has a thin, cream-colored head, an opaque, brown appearance, with little beige chunks suspended throughout, and some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of rich, very sweet, brown bread crust, strong bourbon, some vanilla, coconut, and alcohol. Taste is of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, brown bread crust, lots of alcohol, dark-roasted malts, and a bit of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and not cloying, and Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 5 finishes semi-dry, surprisingly mellow, and rich. Overall, this is very well done and more drinkable than one would expect for such a high-alcohol beer. It is really delicious!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 23:15:12 | More by RonaldTheriot
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark ruby red body and a thin lightly tanned head forms from a bartender pour into a snifter.

Sweet fruitiness - cherry and dark fruits and booze with a little wood on the nose.

The taste is boozy and warm from the bourbon. Little bit of coconut from the barrel. Dark fruit and cherry. Caramel and sweetness from the big malty beer and bourbon.

Smooth medium bodied with soft carbonation.

The barrel and spirit seem to dominate this beer which works for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 21:20:46 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Beerzebub

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coffee colored; minimal beige head.

Smells like dark bready malt and whiskey barrel; has some savory nuttiness along with sweet malty and barrel notes - coconut, spice, vanilla - all meshing very well and smelling quite delicious, especially as it warms in the glass.

Tastes good, just as it smells; dark bready malt, nuttiness, and bourbon barrel flavors mesh nicely. Medium level of sweetness, well balanced, and eventually ending dry and a bit woody; good length. Tasty.

Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 06:35:18 | More by Beerzebub
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Bishop's Barrel 5 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.