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Bishop's Barrel 1 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

159 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 159
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 60
Gots: 26 | 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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Jdotswizz

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%

08-16-2014 13:33:08 | More by Jdotswizz
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-14-2014 23:39:19 | More by siege06nd
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -29.2%

08-14-2014 22:56:06 | More by Rhettroactive
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-14-2014 22:55:41 | More by billab914
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porter0209

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.9%

08-14-2014 22:00:56 | More by porter0209
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-13-2014 01:14:42 | More by BeersAndBears
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rspauldi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-10-2014 16:42:39 | More by rspauldi
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-04-2014 13:14:38 | More by Nolen12
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tetu

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-28-2014 19:05:58 | More by tetu
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Nuggetz

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-20-2014 06:57:49 | More by Nuggetz
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-03-2014 21:44:53 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-03-2014 21:44:43 | More by Duff27
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porbastipa

California

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%

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!

06-02-2014 06:09:21 | More by porbastipa
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Lance87

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-27-2014 18:46:36 | More by Lance87
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inkdemention

Nevada

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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 !!!

04-21-2014 04:25:07 | More by inkdemention
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Wayne17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-07-2014 20:55:35 | More by Wayne17
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bmurray10

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-03-2014 20:11:43 | More by bmurray10
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-03-2014 20:07:59 | More by harpus
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-02-2014 22:22:08 | More by ubufan2112
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-02-2014 14:48:57 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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Stew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-31-2014 04:24:10 | More by Stew
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-05-2014 05:47:43 | More by Heretic42
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Jvrdz24

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-24-2014 13:43:33 | More by Jvrdz24
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AMG55

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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.

02-11-2014 16:56:38 | More by AMG55
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dkw0063

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-03-2014 17:25:10 | More by dkw0063
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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.