Bishop's Barrel 1 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Bishop's Barrel 1Bishop's Barrel 1
BA SCORE
93.4%
Liked This Beer
4.24 w/ 183 ratings
Bishop's Barrel 1Bishop's Barrel 1
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by PhatAtUT on 11-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
183
Liked:
171
Avg:
4.24/5
pDev:
11.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
34
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 31
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with great bourbon barrel aged aromas and tasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Not quite black. No real head. Pretty transparent. Wispy surface but not much else.

Smell - Nutty and lots of caramel. Some roast. Some bourbon. Molasses.

Taste - Just a bit of sweetness up front. Nutty caramel. Light chocolate. Some bourbon. Not much barrel character. Odd nutty caramel flavor.

Mouthfeel - Dry and medium body. Not too sweet.

Overall - Poor beer came after Grey Monday. Never gonna live up. This has a weird nutty flavor. Maybe I'd like it better in the early evening.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has a lot of whiskey notes, as well as some roasted malt and oak. The flavor is boozy chocolate and roasted malt up front, with some whiskey, maple, oak and vanilla notes in the background. You can get notes from both the base stout as well as the barrel aging. My only complaint is the mouthfeel, which is too thin for my liking. Medium carbonation.

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4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a snifter. Bottleneck says 102612

A- Pours a completely opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random splotches of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind on the glass.

S- Heavy dark roast and you can definitely smell the molasses which brings with it notes of brown sugar. The barrel presence is certainly there too showing plenty of bourbon characteristics.

T- Where to begin? The roast comes in with a bunch of sweetness to balance and creates that savory barrel-aged stout flavor. Tons of chocolate, brown sugar and molasses. The bourbon sews everything together making for a dangerously drinkable beer.

M- Creamy and slick with medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- You can't really get much better than this, flavor-wise. This stacks up to some of the best BBA stouts out there. Very pleased with this beer which was totally worth the $14 for a 12 oz.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Bishop's Barrel 1 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.4% out of 100 with 183 ratings
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