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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The base beer for Bishop’s Barrel No. 14 is a cult favorite, the Russian Imperial Stout recipe used for both Divine Reserve No. 5 and 15. The original beer is rich with chocolate, toffee and roast. With BB14, we wanted to explore the complexity of balancing these flavors while going a bit further and adding a new element, coffee. To do this, we first aged the beer in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for eleven months, where it picked up notes of oak, vanilla, coconut and bourbon. After this, we partnered again with our friends at Java Pura to find a roast that complements the flavors. After several trials, we selected the Espresso blended roast. The completed blend with the coffee addition subdued the overwhelming alcohol heat that is typical of the Russian Imperial Stout and brought balance to a style that is usually defined by being unbalanced.

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kevinator (2718) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Well done. Notes of roasted malt, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Strong and thick but smooth.

3.9
rougeau13 (3190) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle at World of Beer. Pretty much black with a thin beige head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, roast, and chocolate. Tastes heavily bourbon barrel but with definite roasty stout flavors. Medium-full bodied.

3.6
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Pours black with a thick, tan ring. Smells like ripe, dark fruit. Flavor is cocoa, lactose, dark fruit syrup... palate is a little foamy. Taste is more mellow than aroma and surprisingly good and smooth.

4.1
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle thank to Chris for sharing. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Barrel bouquet. Boozy with dark roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, and caramel. A bit thin in the body with a good mouthfeel.

3.8
ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Black body with a medium khaki head. Smells of coffee, bourbon, some vanilla and oak. Tastes of strong coffee, but pretty rich and chocolately coffee. Dark chocolate. Oak. Sharp bourbon. Nutty finish. A little boozy and pretty heavy. Tasty.

4
Fujimo2000 (196) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Pours dark brown/black with a coffee colored lacing. Aroma is coffee/brandy. The coffee has dampened the bourbon to a more palatable Brandy taste. Finish is fruit with slight alcohol heat. Beautiful big beer

4.3
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Forgot to rate this back in... July? Had some more last week and would gladly down a glass every month or two for all eternity. Rich and oily and slick and roasty. Big coffee, of course, but not exclusively.

3.9
Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle at Rudyards, Houston. It pours pretty much black with a decent tan head. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, wood, toasted coconut and coffee grounds. The taste is bitter - sweet, roasted malt, unctuous, coffee, vanilla, coconut, wood, toasted marshmallow, cocoa and warming alcohol with a slick finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Rich, well-rounded and rather tasty. Good stuff.

4
MrBeerFanatic (1069) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Dark motor oil with a solid thick big head and excellent retention. Big aromas of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, light wood/oak/bourbon, slight vanilla. Flavors light coffee, chocolate, bourbon, wood, light alcohol through the nose, mellowed caramel, slight smoke. Medium to high sweet, light astringent bitter finish, slight roasted aftertaste. The alcohol clouds the nose and masks the complex malt characters. A good RIS but just a little less alcohol and a little smoke character and this would be even better.

4.1
jhamp9 (1964) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Black pour with a khaki head. Oily lacing. Aroma is roast, vanilla, wood, chcolate and molasses. Taste is sweet chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and wood. Slick full body.


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