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Bishop's Barrel 7 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon4than on 07-24-2014)
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Photo of Ford
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

These guys know how to make a bourbon barreled stout.... falls right in line with numbers 1 and 3.

Well done Saint Arnold.

Ford, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of EffingBob
5/5  rDev +17.1%

EffingBob, Today at 07:07 AM
Photo of JDM44
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JDM44, Saturday at 12:08 AM
Photo of Pens1967
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Pens1967, Wednesday at 02:32 AM
Photo of DrNikFeelGood
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

DrNikFeelGood, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -6.3%

beernads, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of krustycamaro
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

krustycamaro, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.14/5  rDev -3%

Canada_Dan, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Levingstond
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

St. Arnolds is really doing this right!

Levingstond, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of layinbrix
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

layinbrix, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Michaeldmanley, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JCam9981, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of YOSHl
4.1/5  rDev -4%

YOSHl, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MarkyMOD, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of StArnoldFan
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Good bourbon barrel stout. Hides the high alcohol very well. I wish Saint Arnold could/would make a thicker base for these barrel aged stouts.

StArnoldFan, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -6.3%

mikeincharleston, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Butler_c_g
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Butler_c_g, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

lupercmda, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

yeahrick, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of joeyfeets
4/5  rDev -6.3%

For those not familiar, these brews are special batches aged in complimentary barrels. This 7th edition is a Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels. It pours dark brown with a large, tan head. Smells strongly of bourbon & malt. The flavor is also heavy on the bourbon & roasted malt but also adds in cocoa & vanilla. Very thick & creamy. If you don't like bourbon, this might be a lil too strong for you but I found it very enjoyable.

joeyfeets, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of mokerrus
4/5  rDev -6.3%

mokerrus, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

djmichaelk, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of supaadam
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

supaadam, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Pours very dark, opaque brown. Small khaki head recedes to small fringe of bubbles and minimal lacing.

Smell: Mild aroma with some sweet dark fruit (plums, dates) as it warms and traces of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet but not overly so with vanilla and bourbon notes. Dark chocolate, coffee bitterness and increasing alcoholic burn as it warms

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation, more dry than sticky.

Overall: Without some of the depth and complexity of comparable barrel stouts, but still a nice, restrained balance of roasted malt (coffee, chocolate) and bourbon.

HipCzech, Sep 08, 2014
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Bishop's Barrel 7 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.