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Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #4



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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
Pours a dark brown color with a very light head. The nose is bourbon, chocolate and banana. The taste starts with bourbon and a rich maltiness. Chocolate and a light banana flavor emerges, reminiscent of a banana split made with chocolate ice cream. We brewed the base weizenbock again and blended 10% fresh beer in with the barrel aged beer as much of the weizen yeast character had greatly diminished in the barrels.

The warmer this beer gets the better it tastes. We recommend enjoying between 55°F and 60°F.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21165) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown color, small beige head. Nice aroma of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, banana, clove. Taste is smooth vanilla, cocoa, fruit. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Deep brown with small head. Rich chocolate with banana and substantial bourbon. I’d have a very hard time picking a favorite from these Bishop’s Barrel varieties.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6566) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours mahogany with a medium tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, toffee, oak. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter with light plus astringence from wood tannins. Bready with bourbon notes, vanilla, dark sugars, cocoa. Medium body, a bit hot and astringent to be truly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours dark brown with very light head out of bottle. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and slight hint of banana. Flavor of bourbon and malt with sweet finish of banana. Pretty good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4094) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from bytemysis. Nose is banana, chocolate, vanilla, a light bourbon. Very dark clear brown with a medium, heavy lacing tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet, very fruity, woody vanilla, and a hint of bourbony alcohol warmth. Love it when I find a great barrel aged weizenbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5467) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to HeffIam. Poured a solid black medium desnity body under a smaller to average sized off white/super light beige creamy head. Aroma of booze, bourbon, toasted coconut, old banana peels, light chocolate and black toast. Medium to fuller body, stronger carbonation for an aged barreled beer, lingering boozy afer taste. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1877) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
In BB vertical 7/10/14. From cloaker-thanks! Dark brown with watery rim. Nose is light spice, light banana, some chocolate. Light chocolate flavor, with some hazelnut, and light spice. Interesting but a bit rudderless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3403) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sample at first sunday. Getting a lot of sweetness and light cocoa. Bit of soy sauce, dark red and purple fruits. Chewy grain and malt. Aroma has a slight roastiness. Nutty caramel flavors. A lot going on here. Nutty flavors followed by some bourbon, wood, and oak. A bit all over the place but everything is subtle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle from a Texas trade - thanks again, Brian! Pours a deep, clear brownish-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, toast, and spice - warming. The flavor is a dialed-down version of the nose, with a hint of artificial sweetener, as well. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes with some spice and warmth. Pretty good barrel treatment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Smooth bourbon & cacao, swirls of caramel. Light tannins at the end. Needs more body. Decent.

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