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Bishop's Barrel 7 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 25
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jon4than on 07-24-2014

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfstilling
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sample from 12 oz. bottle poured into small pint glass
(drank 2/23/15)

Solid barrel-aged brew all around with just a bit more vodka/alcohol heat than I prefer ... hard to hold that against, however, for it had all of the good bourbon (vanilla, oak) notes you want with some good darker malt.

After a year-plus hiatus from Saint Arnold, this one gives me big hope for the rest of their Bishop's series.

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had the pleasure of trying this at The Ginger Man craft pub in Dallas, TX. Remember it having your standard stout tastes such as coffee, chocolate and malt, but the dark fruits, like black grape, currants, raisins, prunes and plums standing out A LOT with the alcohol, almost to wine levels. Amazing, wish I could try this again.

Photo of HoppySeb
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBronze
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msbrewgirl
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ericat78
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid stout. 5 hands down. Super boozy stout. So good

Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly black. Some brown at the bottom curve. Fluffy khaki head settles down quickly.

Really strong bourbon barrel on the nose with spirit and wood.
Taste is a little better for me with a more pronounced chocolate character. Still heavy on the barrel and not in the best of ways.

Good but much better BBA Imperial Stouts out there.

Photo of Mbbeck
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swedishmailman
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a teku glass.

Appearance is extremely dark brown, but not quite black, with a khaki head that thins out from the initial pour but still sticks around.

Aroma has notes of vanilla and oak. A nice bit of the bourbon character comes through as well. Not very roasty, but definitely some fudgy, chocolate notes. It's a bit sweet smelling as well, which may be from the molasses added. Alcohol seems to be pretty well hidden for 11%. Overall a solid smelling bourbon barrel stout.

Taste follows the nose perfectly. The alcohol is way more pronounced in the taste than the aroma. It's fairly boozy. Lots of bourbon character, especially on the aftertaste. Middle of the mouth has some nice sweetness to it. Dark chocolate comes to mind. Not very much roast to this one, which I don't mind. Alcohol becomes more pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel is thinner than you would expect with a bourbon barrel stout, with a bit too much carbonation for my personal preferences.

Overall a solid bourbon barrel stout. Definitely worth the price and worth trying. Would drink again for sure.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of thebeerbeast
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Isenhower
1/5  rDev -76.5%

Photo of JScoot
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tee2Grn
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Gunch52
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Domvan
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of robgage
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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Bishop's Barrel 7 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.