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Bishop's Barrel 18 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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45 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bishop's Barrel No. 18 is an "Oat Wine" aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey barrels for 9 months.

25 IBU


Added by Can_has_beer on 06-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,050
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
pDev:
6.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by champ103:
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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Have had a few times now. First a bottle from the Flying Saucer, and again on tap at Southern Goods.

A: Pours a beautiful ruby/brown color. A dense two finger light beige head forms, which recedes after a minute. Light lace, but find the color stunning.
S: The wonderful malt and barrel character mixes perfectly. Toasted malts, light chocolate, caramel/toffee, spice, wood, baked bread. The spiciness and wood aroma builds as the warms. The barrel character might seem a little subtle, but this is spot on for an English Barelywine, and anybody familiar with Whistle Pig will love the spicy wood character.
T: Like the nose, with a fantastic balance of malt and barrel character. Tasted malts, chocolate and doughy, caramel/toffee sweetness. Which intermingles with the bready spicy, woody character from the barrel. A bit of fusel alcohol, but that is to be expected.
M/O: A big full body that is slightly sticky and resiny. Though as this breathes becomes silky and ultra smooth. You can thank the oats for that. Really enjoyable to sip and savor, again the alcohol is a bit burning. Though mix that with the malt and wood, this becomes a fantastic sipper.

Yep, another excellent Bishop's Barrel. I need to get a few bottles for home, which I have yet to do. It is rare that the particular barrel used can impart such a balanced but noticeable character on the overall product. Everything works really well here, and when the alcohol burn mellows a bit, this will be even better.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of En29356
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to snifter.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a sly transparency about it. Finger's worth of white foamy head stiffened and slid off at a moderate pace. Lace slid for the most part.
The aroma had a nice blend of some black cherries, red delicious apples, vanilla, oak, tobacco leaf and a light earthy spice.
The flavor had a good sweetness rolling about taking the blend of the prior notes to delve into the spice ever so slightly. Nice aftertaste accompanied smoothly.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping sort of quality about it. Carbonation felt fine, perhaps a touch low. ABV felt as projected by the brewer. Nice mobile smooth almost sticky yet sweet finish.
Overall, thanks Nate for sending. Really nice English styled barleywine.

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Photo of bret717
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Like sipping whiskey

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nose is a malty, caramel sweetness. Taste is caramel, light toffee, lightly toasted malts, a slight vanilla. Not a ton of bourbon to speak of. Mouthfeel is a bit more than medium thickness.

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Photo of greenspointexas
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mateo2699
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks a very dark brown on initial pour, reddish hue held up to the light. White head, moderate lacing. Sweet caramel aroma upfront along with brown sugar, with a nice dose of the spice from the rye whiskey barrel in the background. Nice presence of sweet oats with the taste, caramel, brown sugar, and sweet malt initially, a wave of rye spiciness comes through in the back end. Slightly boozy finish, nothing too over the top though. Mouthfeel is relatively thin, the oats didn't add much to the mouthfeel from what I could tell. One of the better ones from the BB series.

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

Photo of HipCzech
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Deep, clear dark brown of strong black tea with a fringe of tan bubbles and little lace.

Smell: Sweet, malty caramel aroma with some vanilla, spice and oak.

Taste: Malty, grainy, sweet with some dark fruit and a bit of booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, not as full as it tastes, with moderate but gentle carbonation.

Overall: Sweet, boozy sipper that delivers on its reference to oatmeal cookies (with maybe some booze soaked raisins).

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rye wine aged in Bourbon Barrels. Caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, figs, creme brulee and oak. All malt. Medium bodied. Smooth. Nice hit of boozy heat. Really good.

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Photo of sd123
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jame515
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bishop's Barrel 18 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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