Bishop's Barrel 1 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

168 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 61
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PhatAtUT on 11-06-2012)
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The beer pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has a lot of whiskey notes, as well as some roasted malt and oak. The flavor is boozy chocolate and roasted malt up front, with some whiskey, maple, oak and vanilla notes in the background. You can get notes from both the base stout as well as the barrel aging. My only complaint is the mouthfeel, which is too thin for my liking. Medium carbonation.

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Smell - Nutty and lots of caramel. Some roast. Some bourbon. Molasses.

Taste - Just a bit of sweetness up front. Nutty caramel. Light chocolate. Some bourbon. Not much barrel character. Odd nutty caramel flavor.

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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.