Bishop's Barrel 7 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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144 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jon4than on 07-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
50
For Trade:
4
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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjwellman
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The first Bishop's barrel that I'm a little disappointed in. I love Imperial Stouts and anything aged in bourbon barrels. Got it on tap at Whole Foods 7oz poured into a brandy sniffer glass.
L: Gorgeous dark black with a nice 1 inch head.
S: wonderful coffee and chocolate, but I'm not getting any of the bourbon
T: Coffee and bitterness hit you right away with a lot of carbonation. I don't get any bourbon. It's not smooth and silky like expect out of a good Imperial Stout. The bitterness and carbonation overpower this beer.
F: As mentioned above carbonation and bitterness.
O: Very disappointing Imperial Stout. Not sure if this has anything to do with tap vs bottle or that it's been 3 years since this beer has been made (according to their web page). If so it hasn't aged well. Very sad about this beer.

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Photo of aknalley
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holopirek
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monketeeth
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.53/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerdrifter
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in a trade with Cisco. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a pretty quickly fading one finger tan head with nice lacing. The nose is dominated by the bourbon along with hints of oak, vanilla, molasses, caramel, and some subtle roast. The taste follows suit with great bourbon character along with hints of tobacco, vanilla, oak, toffee, molasses, and subtle cocoa. The mouthfeel leans toward the thin side for the style, but it doesn't hurt this beer at all. Subtly sweet, hugely drinkable, and nicely balanced. Overall, another great beer from the Bishop's Barrel series. Saint Arnold has definitely mastered imparting the bourbon barrel character on their beers without over-doing it. Highly recommended if you can still find one!

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Photo of ruzzal
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ber12
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MLDucky
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bundy462
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mverity
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very deep brown around the edges with a black interior. Thin head that fades to med-thin collar, light wisping, poor lacing and poor legs. Aroma is of brown sugar, molasses, pretty heavy on the bourbon, with faint vanilla and woodiness. Taste is also strong bourbon, molasses; behind that I get some wood. Medium body and carb which is too low/high respectively for a stout in my opinion.

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Bishop's Barrel 7 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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