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Bishop's Barrel 3 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 54
Gots: 20 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

05-20-2013 16:16:47 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

05-24-2013 16:11:46 | More by Texasfan549
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

10-10-2013 02:23:00 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a moderate head that settles to rim bubbles. Near black color where no light shines through. Some blanketing lace that slides down the glass.

Okay, I think this is off--I smell sour mix and Southern Comfort. In short, this is mostly sweet with a touch of sourness. It's a bit like a punch, the alcoholic kind, to the nose.

The flavor is amazing. There's cherry, Bourbon and vanilla. The swallow features a lot of alcohol with a back of the throat strong cherry/brandy flavor. Spritzy carbonation but there's plenty of body to support it. No burnt elements like most stouts--this far sweeter. It could pass as a Barley Wine.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 01:38:56 | More by smcolw
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Daniel at Cottonwood for this one.

Pours a tan head. Color is a copper hued black.

Flavor profile: Very similar to BB #1. A lot of roasted malts and coffee. Chocolate and cocoa. Vanilla with a heavy dose of bourbon. Some caramel and brown sugar. Molasses. Very malty.

Mouthfeel: roasted, but creamy. Medium to full bodied. Good carbonation level. Ends with bourbon notes.

Overall, an awesome beer that was very similar to BB #1. Definitely worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 00:34:21 | More by mothman
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-27-2013 14:56:04 | More by drummermattie02
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at Meddlesome Moth in Dallas.

A - Dark black with a thin layer of light brown head that reduced to a ring.

S - Charred oak, sweet bourbon and vanilla, roast, chocolate fudge, sweet molasses. A wonderful nose!!!

T - Roast, sweet molasses and chocolate truffle notes intermingle with barrel qualities of charred oak, bourbon and vanilla.

M - Medium to full body; a touch watery for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 00:35:29 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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champ103

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 01:27:53 | More by champ103
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cjgator3

Florida

4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle

My father picked this beer up in Dallas on a trip from work and brought back a few to share with me. The aroma is something that I could smell all day. Seriously, they should make a candle. The taste is incredibly smooth and complex. Every sip I pick up on different flavors. Overall, one of the best beers I've ever had. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 01:24:18 | More by cjgator3
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-08-2013 23:34:08 | More by cdwil
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-20-2013 04:10:21 | More by Gagnonsux
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

09-17-2013 12:45:48 | More by thegerm87
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8%

07-26-2013 23:24:07 | More by ncaudle
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-18-2013 04:58:54 | More by duff247
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

10-01-2013 01:31:09 | More by st9647v3
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jheezee

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2013 03:37:17 | More by jheezee
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

11-21-2013 04:08:27 | More by JamLand
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-09-2014 03:11:37 | More by TX-Badger
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Dicers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

09-12-2013 01:32:07 | More by Dicers
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

09-07-2013 19:33:08 | More by zonker17
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz, 5/01/13
JK snifter

A: Pours a deep reddish brown leading to opaque black. Not as thick as expected. Half finger of light tan tight bubbled head. Fizzle of high carbonation.

S: Big vanilla, booze and oak. Overpowers to dark chocolate and roast.

T: High carbonation, prickles the tongue for a ris. Getting nice vanilla and bourbon flavors. Dark chocolate. Booze heat down back of throat. Finish is long and lingering.

M: Full bodied. But high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 13:43:55 | More by inlimbo77
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-05-2014 04:05:23 | More by MinorThreat
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-03-2014 23:39:10 | More by fredmugs
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8%

06-16-2014 21:58:06 | More by ajzy
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8%

05-02-2014 17:30:24 | More by mpayne5
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Bishop's Barrel 3 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.