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Bishop's Barrel 3 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 57
Gots: 21 | 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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cjgator3

Florida

4.99/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-28-2013 02:40:41 | More by Danobold
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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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Dajtai007

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-27-2013 04:40:16 | More by Dajtai007
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hsus0225

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-26-2013 14:11:49 | More by hsus0225
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-22-2013 15:49:35 | More by dookiebrown
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

06-22-2013 01:03:21 | More by TXhomebrewer
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-18-2013 02:28:45 | More by wtkphoto
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

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

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-16-2013 05:17:12 | More by pmarlowe
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LSURoss

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-15-2013 19:43:36 | More by LSURoss
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acbe

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-10-2013 17:17:24 | More by acbe
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours black with a thin, quickly dissipating tan head. There are some visible rising bubbles along the side of the glass. I get bourbon in the aroma with oak and vanilla. I get some sweetness in the aroma from the alcohol as well as some dark fruits and chocolate. The flavors in this beer are just delightful. I'm getting those barrel notes with the vanilla and bourbon. The chocolate and dark fruits also come out here. What is nice is the bourbon barrel notes don't overwhelm the flavors of this beer. The main knock against this beer is the lighter body, but this is only a minor gripe. While this beer isn't full bodied, it's moderate carbonation and medium, creamy body only help make this beer easier to drink. At 11.5% ABV, this is a bit dangerous. The alcohol also provides a nice warming effect to this beer and I can imagine this would be very delightful on a cold winter night. This is an excellent beer. Definitely give this one a try.

06-10-2013 01:00:32 | More by acevenom
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-09-2013 03:33:48 | More by StArnoldFan
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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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kew

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-08-2013 21:36:21 | More by kew
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Daemose

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-06-2013 18:02:18 | More by Daemose
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Ted

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

06-06-2013 02:54:42 | More by Ted
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-04-2013 17:43:31 | More by ThirdEyePA
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raffy313

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-04-2013 04:50:46 | More by raffy313
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-03-2013 03:20:57 | More by ChiefHopHead
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bbadger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-01-2013 00:39:41 | More by bbadger
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champ103

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -15.4%

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.

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-28-2013 16:51:23 | More by Texas_Speed
Bishop's Barrel 3 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.