Bishop's Barrel 7 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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4.22/5
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146 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
146
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
52
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ford
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

These guys know how to make a bourbon barreled stout.... falls right in line with numbers 1 and 3.

Well done Saint Arnold.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of tbryan5
4.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mverity
3.47/5  rDev -17.8%
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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Photo of HoppySeb
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of iong516
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, bubblier than your typical Imp Stout but not like fingers or even a quarter finger of foam, but I poured more gently once I realized the bubbles were bubbling. Lacing lasts long on the glass, as does the minimal head. It is easily apparent that this is not as viscous as many BA Imp Stouts.

S: Really nice bourbon barrel aroma with a resiny sap kinda thing going on. Maybe once can convince ones self they can smell molasses?

T: The barrel really shines while not off-putting, good chocolatey roasty sweetness.

M: Thinner than I usually like, but damn it just makes it that much more crushable. Almost a good thing? I could drink a lot of these.

O: Not the whaleyest of BBA Imp Stouts but damn I'd drink a bunch of these if I had access to a reasonably priced case. This is a fine beer!

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of hoppy91
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of monketeeth
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of msbrewgirl
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aknalley
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_Dave
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
2.53/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Bishop's Barrel 7 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 146 ratings