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Bishop's Barrel 1 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 61
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PhatAtUT on 11-06-2012)
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The look was a bit off, muddy, watery chocolate, the nose is dark fruits , raisins, dates with hints of bourbon barrel. The taste is similar to the nose with a huge raisin date flavor and wafering off with a solid bourbon barrel dry finish. Just the right touch of heat and sweetness to meld with the barrels. Mouth feel is middle to heavy with a creamy texture.overall this is a fantastic ale that ages gracefully I loved it!

porbastipa, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Here I have the remenants of a thank you package from cfh64. Brad has to be one of the top Ba's !

A: it poured thin enough I could see thru it, but no light thru the glass. Poured the bottle all at once into a huge dogfish snifter that easily holds the whole bottle. Had lots of head like it was going to have high carbonation . It quickly reduced and had minimal lacing.

S: at first I get this weird barrel funk , followed by fruit and then goes bourbon barrel.

T: mild roastiness up front , oak , fruit with a nice blended flavor of the above. Really nice .

M: it body is slightly medium-ish could be fuller but it works ! Creamy and well intergrated . I love it more with every sip !

O: stellar !! Seek out and hoard. Sell your girlfriend. Maybe down grade your car. Stock pile !!!

inkdemention, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date was 10/29/12

I thought the first bottle I had was a hot mess back when it came out in 2012, way too much bourbon. I held back on my second bottle. I believe it was a little too long in the cellar.

The beer pours a dark almost opaque black with a dark tan head. Lacing was not significant. Little brown dots appeared on the surface of the beer, leading me to believe oxidation was beginning to set in. Aroma was very subdued, lacked the heavy bourbon characteristic I experienced two years ago.

Taste was underwhelming. Bourbon had subsided, no alcohol burn but it felt like I was tasting a splintered finished product. The beer lacked any pronounced flavors other than subtle bourbon. No discernible chocolate or coffee flavors to speak of. Mouthfeel was light and hurt the overall experience.

If I were you and you had a bottle left, drink it now. Not much time left to really enjoy it.

AMG55, Feb 11, 2014
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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.