SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Me and Scoop drove down to the Flying Saucer in his new car just to try this .. . definitely my favourite so far from the BB series, goes to reason though, divine reserve 4 was my favourite divine reserve release .. . pours a very dark brown .. solid foam .. . lots of dark chocolate, happy barrel, and chewy cocoa nibs .. . very tasty .. . . masturbate furiously..
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from the Hay Merchant, 2/25/14
Aroma: The nose is rich and boozy, whiskey, caramel, vanilla, smoke, some earth and peat
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a slight red hue and a small off-white head
Flavor: The flavor is a little sweet, with rich malts, whiskey, smoke, and some earth too
Palate: The body is fairly full, it has a rich feel, average carbonation, and a little bit of heat
Even in Houston these do not seem that easy to get your hands on. Anyway, finally found the 5th one (I didn’t find #6 last week, but maybe I will eventually). This is a pretty nice scotch beer. At this ABV the burn is fairly minimal. All in all, a tasty beer, the barrel aging compliments it nicely.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from a recent trade. Poured into tulip at home. Deep brown, hazy pour with a thin head that disappeared quickly. Nice aroma of caramel, malts, oak barrel and scotch. You get a little cardboard aroma as well. The taste was a nice combination of oak barrel, heavy malts, caramel and toffee, dark fruits, and booze. Heavy full body that you can almost chew. Increased flavor and booze as it warmed. Barrel and booze finish. I really liked this one.
taestee (47) - USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much of an aroma or appearance but taste is great. Caramel and molasses and brown sugar with the boozy lingering finish. very tasty
ronaldtheriot (1066) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 5 has a thin, cream-colored head, an opaque, brown appearance, with little beige chunks suspended throughout, and some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of rich, very sweet, brown bread crust, strong bourbon, some vanilla, coconut, and alcohol. Taste is of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, brown bread crust, lots of alcohol, dark-roasted malts, and a bit of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and not cloying, and Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 5 finishes semi-dry, surprisingly mellow, and rich. Overall, this is very well done and more drinkable than one would expect for such a high-alcohol beer. It is really delicious! RJT
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bobby’s house. Dark brown pour with khaki head. Bourbon, vanilla, cola, and brown sugar. Lots of rich chocolate and dark fruits, too. Nice oak, as well. A pleasant sweetness of dark fruit, brown sugar, and chocolate. Vanilla, whiskey, and hints of oak. Some cola, mild roast, and fudge.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL thanks to t0rin0! Pours a clear, deep red with yellow foam. Nice lacing. Nose is cherry liquor, a tad cheesy, mild fumey alcohol. Taste is warming alcohol, cherry liquor, some coconut from the barrel. Rich, dense palate. Solid!
ansermadide (1430) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown in color, this has a beautiful, potent aroma of heavy whiskey or bourbon and alcohol, some vanilla from wood. The flavor is absolutely fantastic, complex and well balanced with hops, roasted malts, and an addicting finish of perfectly balanced chocolate and bourbon/whiskey.This tastes perfect freshly released... It’s hard to believe how much better this can get. Just better than perfect!
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Alamo Drafthouse Spring TX. Pours black with little head. Nose is whiskey barrel. Taste is a tad sweet, with noticeable whiskey and alcohol presence. Nice.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a small thin tan head...Nose is nice bourbon, maple, light oak, sweet, alcohol is very well hidden...Taste is sweet, caramel, sweet, maple, light smoke, bourbon,sticky