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Bishop's Barrel 1 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 178
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 28.06%
Wants: 58
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: PhatAtUT on 11-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 178
Reviews by SavvyStudent:
Photo of SavvyStudent
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nothing out of the ordinary here with a slight head and overall dark appearance.

S: Right from the nose you pick-up the unique punch that this beer has to offer. The bourbon scent is very prominent with an OK back-end that was a little sour for me

T: The taste is where this beer really stands out: The most prominent Bourbon flavor profile to any beer I have ever tasted with a little burn at the end similar to drinking the liquor. There is also some hints of vanilla and dark chochlate that compliment it nicely.

M: A little on the fence as it was neither thick nor clean. Some bitterness as others have described below but it is hard to notice past the flavor.

O: If you get the chance to find this little beer try it. It is tricky to track down but the unique punch of bourbon is a must have if you are into the new trend of barreled beers.

Serving: Bottle

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of StoutFox
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is comparable to a Bcbs it is a huge bourbon wiskey aroma with a dark fruit chocolatey flavors. Its only caviots are the drinkablity is low and the mouthfeel is a bit on the light side.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

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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Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Radius
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of SvenHayden
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hsus0225
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BrittQ
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of tetu
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bobbrew
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I hate to say this about a Texas beer but this beer is amazing! It's pushing the envelope of anything ever brewed. Hard to recognize as a RIP. It's a mouthful of plums and figs but soft and smooth. No edges on this brew. If you're into savoring, this will not be surpassed. I'm not sure what Thomas Hardy has been shooting for but 30 years of drinking everything they have brewed I think I've finally found it. Liquid mama. A first and hopefully not the last. This is what decades of beer exploration can come to. A Mother load of indescribable flavor.

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Photo of porter0209
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Not quite black. No real head. Pretty transparent. Wispy surface but not much else.

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.

Mouthfeel - Dry and medium body. Not too sweet.

Overall - Poor beer came after Grey Monday. Never gonna live up. This has a weird nutty flavor. Maybe I'd like it better in the early evening.

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Photo of dumptruck81
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of FievelGoesWest
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of BKotch
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hoppy91
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BruceBruce
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.