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RATINGS: 51   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, cola hued edges, thin sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft bourbon nose, sweet roasted malts, a bit of caramel like graham cracker, slight alcohol.   Bourbon, marshmallow, caramel, graham cracker, and soft vanilla notes on the tongue.   Backside seems to have a lot of vanilla flavor, almost like the stuff you buy at the store.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Was hoping this would be a bit more chewy.   The vanilla aspect of this beer goes from subtle to KAPOW, right in the kisser.   Alcohol is noticeable, but is manageable.   Maltiness could stand to be bigger.   This beer needs to be chewy, and it is not.   However, for what it is, roasty, bourbon, graham cracker, and caramel, its pretty tasty.   Dial down the vanilla, provide a bit more chewiness, and this would be the t*ts.   Thanks Bill for this rarity!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Walt) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of green oak, bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor of oak, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, nuts, anise, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregner (11) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
12oz bottle, Flying Saucer, Houston $10. Worth every penny, this was 1 of the best beers I ever had. Aroma was of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Appearance was deep dark mahogany with a creamy tan head. Taste of dark malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Medium to heavy mouth feel, with a lingering alcohol taste. Overall this was one of the top 5 beers I’ve ever had. Wish it was available in stores.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Pitch black pour, small bubbly head. Big time bourbon nose - vanilla, oak, chocolate. Flavor is slightly sweet with tons of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is woody, bourbon, burnt malts, very nice. Taste is very rich and a bit sweet. Alcohol is present but blends in with the big bourbon barrel flavors. This has aged beautifully, much thicker and richer than when it first came out. Probably the best SA beer so far.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Deep black with light tan head and great lacing around the glass. Aroma is straight bourbon,chocolate and vanilla. Taste first of deep chocolate and dark fruits then the bourbon and vanilla kicks in with a medium body that helps the other flavors stand out. Overall a great balanced beer with abv% hidden very well. My only complaint is the price and quantity that was released. Only released in bars and restaurants which makes it very hard to get home. $15.00 a 12oz beer crazy!!! But very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Black with a small beige head. Aroma full of bourbon with notes of wood, dark fruit, roast, and chocolate. Woody, boozy tasting stuff that’s moderately bitter and slightly sweet. Fairly full bodied and smooth. Quite good, and well above par for saint Arnold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
happened to walk into beerfoot bar and overheard two guys talking about it, well- not happy to pay the price tag but a very complex and full beer. roast and whiskey mostly, insane brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle - pours black with a creamy head. The first sip was roasted chocolate with a creamy mouthfeel and then the bourbon really seemed to open up after that. Has a fairly thick mouthfeel to it. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yankeefan21 (129) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottled 10/26/12: Pours a deep brown/black with a creamy off white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is straight up bourbon and vanilla with inviting molasses sweetness. This beer tastes pretty much like it smells. The creamy mouth feel mingles with a bourbon and oak flavor that has just a touch of sweetness. It has a surprisingly dry finish that has you reaching for another sip sooner than you might want to. Overall this is a solid beer. I could have done with a touch more sweetness and a cleaner finish but that’s really just nit-picking. If you have a chance to try this beer, don’t pass it up.

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