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Bishop's Barrel 1 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 58
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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bghozali


1/5  rDev -76.4%

11-12-2012 03:23:59 | More by bghozali
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BrittQ

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.1%

02-18-2013 18:56:09 | More by BrittQ
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.2/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 03:14:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pitch black, little to no head.
S- Boozy boozy boozy. A tiny bit of cocoa nibs come through.
T- Tastes hot. Like an old DR with half a shot of Bourbon. Too Much, needs to be aged.
M- Much thinner than expected. Light carbonation.
O- Needs a year or more of additional aging. Hopefully BB2 will be more drinkable upon release.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 15:04:21 | More by JohnBender
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

11-08-2012 14:30:17 | More by kjkinsey
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this one in a bottle at a bottle share with friends and I was not impressed. We poured it from a bottle and it looked and smelled like it was going to be as good as expected, but no dice. The look was that of a robust stout with a thin tan head and the aroma was instantly noticable bourbon. There was a faint hint of vanilla that quickly faded. However, the taste was more of a thin, raisiny porter not a robust stout as I have remembered from earlier versions of the whiskey stout. It definitely has a cocoa flavor as it warms, though. The mouthfeel was definitely bourbo and it goes down easily, leaving a slight aftertaste with bits of the bourbon. To me it did not resemble the Tatanka stout they used in earlier versions that seemed thicker, and got me started on some whiskey barrel brews. I had high hopes for this, and maybe I need one more to change my mind, but from what I tasted I left feeling a bit let down.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 19:23:04 | More by BeerHunter76
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

11-24-2012 19:19:54 | More by dumptruck81
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AMG55

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 16:56:38 | More by AMG55
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

11-10-2012 14:07:05 | More by Texasfan549
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Mora2000

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 02:16:33 | More by Mora2000
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-14-2013 21:38:31 | More by acurtis
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-16-2013 01:33:15 | More by VeganUndead
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-03-2013 14:44:27 | More by ystazi
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-19-2013 01:56:04 | More by ChiefHopHead
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-18-2013 06:19:07 | More by tubeyes
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VernonBaxter

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-25-2013 04:04:03 | More by VernonBaxter
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-05-2014 05:47:43 | More by Heretic42
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-26-2013 23:22:36 | More by ncaudle
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dkw0063

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-03-2014 17:25:10 | More by dkw0063
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kspongeworthy

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-24-2013 15:21:16 | More by kspongeworthy
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-09-2012 05:50:17 | More by ScubaSteve00
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-14-2013 20:54:01 | More by djrn2
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-03-2013 06:01:19 | More by pmarlowe
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black, some brown edges. Tan finger of head with a foamy cap. Nice bourbon barrel aroma, with oak, vanilla and caramel. Slight chocolate and coffee on the nose. Taste is a little boozy, with vanilla and oak, and touches of chocolate.

The feel is a little thin, but good. Creamy.

Interesting, tasty and I'm stoked st Arnold is doing this barrel project

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 20:03:35 | More by EgadBananas
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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.