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Bishop's Barrel 3 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

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

Texas

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
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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Texas_Speed

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-28-2013 16:51:23 | More by Texas_Speed
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-24-2013 22:40:54 | More by Tiernan
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

05-24-2013 15:22:02 | More by kspongeworthy
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jhamp9

Texas

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Near black with a thin beige head that fades down to a ring. Leaves some lacing.

Aroma has strong raisin, sticky dates, wood, molasses, and some faint chocolate.

Taste is strong dark fruits, caramel, wood, bourbon, a bit tart in the finish. A little chocolate comes through as it warms up.

Sticky on the palate. Some alcohol warmth on the tongue and on the way down.

Really enjoyable overall. Interesting flavors outside of common imperial stout profile.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:35:30 | More by jhamp9
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TJ008

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

05-24-2013 02:12:16 | More by TJ008
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WickedD365

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-23-2013 20:23:14 | More by WickedD365
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tmaestro

Texas

4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At its coldest, straight out of the fridge (poured into a Guinness tulip glass), I was underwhelmed by its apparent thinness and simplicity. The warmer it got, the more subtle and incredible it became.

I am a relatively inexperienced beer guy, but I've fallen in love with impy stouts in the last several months. Initially, I told myself that Old Rasputin and SN's Narwhal were not so easily eclipsed by this $9/12oz splurge. I had to step back from that initial impression as the BB3 warmed and its wood and smoke combined with the round/smooth bourbon feel began to take me back to some wonderful memories of campfires with old friends.

Near the end, at it's warmest, feeling the warmth of its double digit ABV, I tasted the hints of bitter chocolate alongside the rest of the wonderful things going on.

I'm looking forward to letting the second bottle warm up a little before I open it.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 15:11:06 | More by tmaestro
Bishop's Barrel 3 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.