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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.7
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!

4.5
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Super dark brown. 1 inch head lasts the whole drink. Strong aroma of caramel malt and a.little alcohol. Flavor is delicious and complex with many facets, oats, molasses, vanilla and good oaky vanilla whiskey character that’s smooth as your girlfriend’s ***? The palate has a freshing character despite this being a very dark beer.

4.5
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. The aroma is of dark malt and carmel bourbon. The appearance is black with barely a light tan head. The taste starts out of dark malt and fruit, then turns woody with some bourbon tucked in there nicely. Not really boozy at all. Good mix of ale and bourbon. Palate is woody? Overall, well done beer. One of the best bourbon barreled beers i have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
gregner (19) - 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.

4.5
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.

4.4
Berbatov (30) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
black. good foam. very whiskey heavy- which i really like. the alcohol feel is mild. great beer. wish i could have found more of it.

4.4
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours murky brown with virtually no fizz. Smells strongly sweet and like whiskey. Taste is sweet fading to dry bitterness. Full-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #1 finishes with a lingering syrupy sweetness.

4.3
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Very appetizing aroma if you are a whiskey aficionado. Smells of whiskey and oak, dark chocolate, caramel. Smooth bubbly palate, dark brown color with a light tan head. Obvious flavors of bourbon, and smooth dark malt. Rich and creamy. Finishes nicely, with a warming sensation. I’d drink it again, and consider aging if possible.

4.3
yankeefan21 (135) - 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.

4.3
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.


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