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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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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 61
Gots: 28 | 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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CDCNAM, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ldhughes3, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

tpgraham, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

ncaudle, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

gueuzegossage, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Phelps
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter at World of Beer - Arlington. This one's a stout brewed with molasses and aged in bourbon barrels. According to the brewery, it started out at 9 percent ABV prior to the nine months it spent in Woodford Reserve barrels, and popped out at 12 percent. quite the jump there.

Black as tar, thin as milk. One finger of tiny, sticky tan bubbles.

Huge whiskey aroma, very sweet. Vanilla, toasted coconut, maple, molasses. A touch of milk chocolate, but not a ton of showing from the stout.

Molasses, licorice, a hint of acrid roast. Mostly, however, the flavor is all whiskey. Brown sugar, maple, toasted oak. A bit more malt here, in the form of dark chocolate and burnt toast. Lingering acrid roast.

The downside: the body is a bit too thin to support this flavor. Medium-light, a little watery. Mild electric carbonation. Tongue numbing alcohol.

Decent flavor. Needs more showing from the stout, a bigger body. Good bourbon flavor though.

Phelps, Jul 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

dookiebrown, Jun 22, 2013
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nquigley16, Jun 13, 2013
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Daemose, Jun 06, 2013
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wtkphoto, Jun 05, 2013
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ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Dat, May 27, 2013
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kspongeworthy, May 24, 2013
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ATXboozer, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

WickedD365, May 23, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

Alieniloquium, May 21, 2013
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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.