Bishop's Barrel 5 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
12-01-2013 03:21:59 | More by bmwats
4.13/5 rDev -5.5%
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!
12-20-2013 23:15:12 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.19/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
05-12-2014 21:20:46 | More by MattSweatshirt
Bishop's Barrel 5 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.