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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Bishop’s Barrel No. 1 is an Imperial Stout aged in 48 Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for ten months. The nose is all bourbon and chocolate. The taste starts with a mix of spice with the bourbon and chocolate emerging and lingering through the finish. The light carbonation keeps the beer from becoming cloying, almost giving it a perception of lightness. A pleasant sipping beer, the bourbon is both present but not overpowering as you work your way through the glass. This beer should be served at 55°F or a couple degrees warmer.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
digbychikncsr (12) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Nice lacey on the glass. Retains head nicely. Great barrel flavor. Not overly sweet. When you breath out , get wood, smoke and whiskey flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (932) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
One of the best I’ve had from this brewery. Strong bourbon aroma with sweet malt, definitely alcohol. Cool dark color with a small head. Carbonation was higher than expected, which kind of distracted from the smoothness. A mix of malty flavors, including chocolate, caramel and some roasted grains. The bourbon really stands out in a nice way and lingers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Poured from bottle purchased at Friendly Spot in San Antonio. Pours a thin black color with small head. Aroma is rich, chocolate, bourbon, some sweetness in the smell, maybe vanilla. The taste is really good, smooth, and rich. It is sweet, and the bourbon is clearly there, but it isn’t too hot or boozy. This is a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elgatoborracho (7) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
Great blend of caramel, chocolate and bourbon, bourbon, bourbon! Medium mouthfeel; alcohol is noticeable, though not overwhelming. Very enjoyable brew. Thanks Pastor Grant!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Very dark brown, almost black, with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt, licorice, and bourbon. Vanilla, coconut, and some dark fruit. A hint of burnt sugar, too. Nice coconut, vanilla, and fudge flavors. Roasted malt, licorice, bourbon, and dark fruit. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Dark brown pour wit a white head. Sweet caramel malt aromas. Bland, lifeless, and uninspiring.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle courtesy of t0rin0, thanks! Very dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered brownies. Taste is thick, rich brandied chicolate bon bons and peppermint. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Aroma is chocolate with caramel and coconut overtones. Pour is black with no head. Flavor is sticky sweet; caramel, coconut, vanilla, and chocolate...the bourbon flavors are strong but the beer holds its ground well. I really wish this brewery would do more great beers like this.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShawnC (76) - - MAY 14, 2013
Pours dark dark brown. Nose is super! Thick burnt sugars soaked in bourbon and a candied fruit. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly syrupy. Wow huge thick malts up front with a boozy syrup finishing with something that reminds me of ice cream. Maybe the vanilla. Quite a beast. ---That dog will hunt!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown with no head of foam. Aroma has sweet caramels and chocolate with some barrel notes. Tastes sweet and boozy. Definitely one of the best beers of the night. Very good.


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