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Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #5

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (363) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 Bottle pours very dark brown with no head. Smells like wet cardboard and dates. Strong caramel vanilla and prune flavors. Low carbonation light mouthfeel lots of oak not much bourbon coming through the base beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong booze, toffee, and wood. Medium mouth, rich malt, nice booze presence, caramel, toast, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
DArk brown, small white head. Malt forward big scotch ale. Candy sugar sweet, some toffee notes. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. brown with small head. caramel malt and medium bourbon. this is a very solid beer, but probably my least favorite of the six varieties I tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours dark brown with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma and flavor of caramel, coffee, cocoa, and spices. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Clear cola color with fleeting tan head. Nice whiskey barrel, vanilla aromas with dark caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mildly boozy bourbon vanilla flavors with toasted dark caramel, wood char, mildssmoke____spicy light booze taste to finish----good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to errl. Pours a clear copper color with a beige head. The aroma has caramel and toffee and wet wood. The taste is boozy and caramelly. Thicker mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle via Texas trade - thanks again, Brian! Pours a deep, clear brownish-amber with a small beige head. Looks a lot like BB#4, actually. Aroma of peat, oak, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of peat, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, dates, and cookie. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky, peaty mouthfeel. Good barrel-aged Scotch ale. Really grew on me over the course of drinking it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Peter thinks it’s from October 2013. Hazy dark brown color. Thin off-white head, leaves loose lace. Nice dark fruit, caramel, spice, bourbon aromas. Light smoke, peat, earthy hop, wood. Moderate bitter, more dry finish. Minimal sweet. Drinks like maybe 10%? Some warmth, but alcohol is not bothersome. Medium to bigger body. A little thinner than expected again, but it doesn’t bother me as much as it did in the weizenbock I just tasted (bishop #4). A lot more of a bigger flavor on this one. A little more heat, too, but I like the edge. A little bit of pumpkin type spice to this, maybe? Good, enjoyable, flavorful way to do a scotch ale. Like the weizenbock, the texture could use a little work, but the flavor is awesome. Enjoyed the last half of my glass with some of foppa’s gouda... goddamn it kicked it up so many notches. Left my scores unchanged, though (cheese is unfair help)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
Got some of this from Cloaker and Errl-cheers to you both! Cloudy brown. Rich bourbon nose, vanilla, oak, and malty, lean scotch ale aromas. Lots of wood oak tannin present, but it worked here. If you could taste the smell when you first turn on your furnace in the fall and burn the dust bunnies off it would taste kind of like this. Fortunately, that is one of my favorite smells. Dug this. Glad I have another.

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