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Bishop's Barrel 6 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Bishop's Barrel 6Bishop's Barrel 6

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

180 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 62
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kramerbarthomer on 02-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Pumpkin Stout Aged in Rum Barrels
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jadler16
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.52/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dleiner
3.69/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angelmonster
3.97/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a mocha head. Head retention is average and lacing is above average.

First smell is of pumpkin pie and baking spices like cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Booze is next, kinda like pyrat rum. Ends with sweet cocoa and some smoked malt.

Taste is definitely of a pumpkin beer. Sweet molasses, cinnamon, chocolate malt and booze are the dominate flavors. Rum is somewhat apparent, at 13% abv, it definitely warms the throat coming down. Finishes with some smoke and spicy ginger.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the lighter side for a high gravity imperial stout. Head faded prematurely unfortunately leaving body a bit thin. Carbonation levels are good

Overall this beer was just overwhelmed by spices. Thought the addition of barrel aging and rum would mellow out and blend the flavors but I think I prefer the flavors in the base beer, Pumpkinator. Would be a good dessert beer but don't think I could handle the sweetness on a regular basis.

Photo of iamdavidcarr
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of utfiero
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

A very good friend brought an aged bottle over on 12/6/2014.

Its color was very dark, near black. Hardly any head. The taste was complex with notes of barrel, earth (this element reminds me ever so slightly of an aged Thirteenth Hour by Samuel Adams), and fermented pear. The pumpkin was very subdued and faded into the mix of fruits one would normally expect in a Belgian stout. The rum barrel aging and the subsequent cellaring of this brew took it to a near divine level.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JScoot
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of JamesH
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of jmryan8
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ericat78
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pumpkinator on steroids. Love it. Bourbon barrel compliments the pumpkin. 5 all day

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of beernads
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of gfg0020
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Nelguz
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of svenness
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of EffingBob
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of charleslueg
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Bishop's Barrel 6 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.