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Bishop's Barrel 1 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Reviews: 30
Hads: 176
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 4.53%
Wants: 60
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
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: 176
Reviews by inlimbo77:
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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz, Nov. 2012
Hunahpu's snifter

A: Pours a really deep dark brown. I do get some light through edges. Reddish hues. Initially a pretty good head for a big stout, half finger light tan head. Faded quick to a ring of tan and thin layer in top. Getting some alcohol legs.

S: Getting that bourbon fresh in the nose. Nice rich vanilla. Underneath, some light hints of dark chocolate. Not getting coffee or dark fruits, but a little cold.

T: On the sip, first thing I notice: thinner than I would like. Wish there was more body. Up front, you get some dark chocolate bitterness. Some vanilla. Some caramel and light toffee. Finish has some tannic dryness. Lingering wood flavor.

M: It's a big medium. Wish it was a little thicker and fuller. Mildly over carbed. Prickly. (770 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of StoutFox
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (195 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
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. (453 characters)

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Radius
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bobbrew
4.65/5  rDev +11%
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. (552 characters)

Photo of porter0209
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -23.2%
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. (541 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of hoppy91
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BruceBruce
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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