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Bishop's Barrel 1 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 62
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: PhatAtUT on 11-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a snifter. Bottleneck says 102612

A- Pours a completely opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random splotches of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind on the glass.

S- Heavy dark roast and you can definitely smell the molasses which brings with it notes of brown sugar. The barrel presence is certainly there too showing plenty of bourbon characteristics.

T- Where to begin? The roast comes in with a bunch of sweetness to balance and creates that savory barrel-aged stout flavor. Tons of chocolate, brown sugar and molasses. The bourbon sews everything together making for a dangerously drinkable beer.

M- Creamy and slick with medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- You can't really get much better than this, flavor-wise. This stacks up to some of the best BBA stouts out there. Very pleased with this beer which was totally worth the $14 for a 12 oz.

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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.

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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.

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