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Bishop's Barrel 3 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Bishop's Barrel 3Bishop's Barrel 3

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 60
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeanBone on 05-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels with molasses.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of OneEye78
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.

Photo of Heretic42
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of dkw0063
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of ms333
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Beeyar
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Ben7773
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Fabiand
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ProImage79
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Ford
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
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.

Photo of matthewbc
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kwkdmk
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of StevenLaValley
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Rado
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of smcolw
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.

Photo of sjjn
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of macher0
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this at the Bearded Lady in Ft. Worth. It poured black with little to no head. A strong fragrance of bourbon, dark malts, vanilla, and bitter coco. The taste followed the nose with a very strong bourbon aftertaste. It was not nearly as smooth as the big boys of ba stouts but still very good. This is certainly the best beer I've ever had from St Arnold. I certainly recommend this ale if you have a chance to get one.

Photo of LSUPT
4/5  rDev -8%

Bishop's Barrel 3 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.