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Bishop's Barrel 3 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 58
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels with molasses.

(Beer added by: BeanBone on 05-20-2013)
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2.88/5  rDev -33.8%

StandupandStout, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

jerefreakinmiah, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

RuckusDu, Mar 28, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nearly opaque black color with a bit of brown/ruby around the edges. A two finger tan head forms, and recedes quickly to a ring. Light lace.
S: Plenty of barrel aroma. Wood, vanilla, and syrupy molasses. Vanilla sweetness.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of barrel flavors, wood, vanilla, bakers chocolate. Some molasses.
M/D: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Though smooth at the same time. This is a plenty big beer. A slow sipper for sure.

Yep, this is pretty much the same thing as Bishop's Barrel 1. Maybe a bit more integrated. I still enjoy it, and can't find a lot at fault here that was not in the first release. Still, I can't help but feel a bit of a let down.

champ103, May 29, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12 oz. bottle into snifter. Was dark black with very thin brown head. Smelled of a very strong bourbon flavor with some additional vanilla and oak aroma. Taste was dominated by bourbon heat with a powerful molasses finish. The molasses amplified the bourbon flavor, and I found this taste really overpowered the beer and was too sweet for my taste, with more heat than I generally like. The mouthfeel was definitely substantial, almost sticky owing to the sugary flavor. I was pretty underwhelmed on the whole. I think it could have used a bit more balance, and the molasses didn't seem like a good pairing with the bourbon barrel aging.

OneEye78, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

MinorThreat, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Heretic42, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

inkdemention, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

canadianghetto, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

RandyPuckett, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

melissajtai, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

ms333, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Wayne17, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

The beer comes in black with lots of carbonation.

The aroma is extremely bourbon forward with vanilla, caramel, oak, sweetness. Hints of the chocolate and the roasted stout in the back.

The flavor follows with that pop of sweet bourbon up front. Some molasses and vanilla in the middle as the beer offers some bitter chocolate and coffee in the middle. The stout is quite hidden though as bourbon dominates the beer, not necessarily in a burning and abrasive manner. Oak dries out in the back end.

A bourbon forward imperial stout, with good flavors throughout. However, a thin mouthfeel and imbalance of bourbon and stout are not what I look for.

dar482, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

ajzy, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Ted, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

kjkinsey, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

ncaudle, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

TXhomebrewer, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

kspongeworthy, May 24, 2013
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Bishop's Barrel 3 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.