Bishop's Barrel 1 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by PhatAtUT on 11-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
34
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Wow. This beer was pretty hard to get but did not disappoint. The first by Saint Arnold in this series of limited releases.

Plenty of bourbon, which is the point of the bourbon barrel.. but plenty of chocolate and caramel in there... the base Imperial Stout seems really good.

Up there with BB Hellfighter from Karbach to me... another great beer out of Houston. Would love for this one to be year round...

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4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First beer review, here it goes!

A: Pours a deep/dark brown, not quite what I would consider black (although could just be the brightly sunlit room I am in). The head is a typical pour, but very inviting. Not quite sure yet but I believe I saw some light sediment leave the bottle at the end-wasn't expecting that.

S: Has that great Bourbon smell to it. Its strong, but not boozy to the point it burns your nostrils. Could be noticing faint hints of the molasses it was brewed with, although that may just be a characteristic of the bourbon as well.

T: Truly remarkable in my opinion. The bourbon does what it should and supports the beer remarkably. Their is a strong presence from the bourbon barrels, but it leaves out that boozy throat burn other bourbon barrel-aged beers leave you with. Some slight hints of molasses do give it a "dark sweetness" to it, not sugary per say, but makes it enjoyable.

M: There is a good mouthfeel to this beer. It sits good on the tongue and seems to turn almost foamy in your mouth, leaving a good bourbon aftertaste to it as it slides down your throat.

O: This beer reminds me of a more drinkable Backwoods Bastard. The base beer has its own flavor profile that comes first, followed by a considerable but not overpowering amount of rich bourbon. I wish this was sold in 22oz and that I had more than one so I could note the change over time. Hands down a top beer for me.

Cheers

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This beer is comparable to a Bcbs it is a huge bourbon wiskey aroma with a dark fruit chocolatey flavors. Its only caviots are the drinkablity is low and the mouthfeel is a bit on the light side.

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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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