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Bishop's Barrel 3 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 155
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels with molasses.

(Beer added by: BeanBone on 05-20-2013)
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4/5  rDev -8%

Texasfan549, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

kjkinsey, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

kylehay2004, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

SocalKicks, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

beernads, Nov 10, 2014
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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.

smcolw, Oct 28, 2013
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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!

mothman, Mar 18, 2014
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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.

TheSevenDuffs, Nov 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

drummermattie02, Jun 27, 2013
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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.

cjgator3, Jul 14, 2013
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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Dicers, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Gagnonsux, May 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

st9647v3, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

akang, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

cdwil, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

thegerm87, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

ncaudle, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

JamLand, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jheezee, Jul 02, 2013
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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

fredmugs, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

zonker17, Sep 07, 2013
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Bishop's Barrel 3 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.