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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

607 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned. A greater percentage of "Cosmic Mother Funk" was blended into this beer.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.61/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours a fairly deep crimson red color. Some minimal pink froth and lacing.

(S)- Quite an earthy oak profile to it. Subtle tart fruits, but mostly a dry earthy oak profile.

(T)- Kind of similar to the smell, but far more fruitier, still plenty of dry earthy oak but with fruit. Not much tartness; does get a touch medicinal as it warms.

(M)- Fruity, with heavy oaky earth. The tartness from the smell is not really present; kind of muted actually. Decent carbonation level.

(O)- This is ok, but a bit disappointing due to kind of a bland body overall. The fruit and oak is there, but just kind of muddled together.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 17:01:32 | More by sweemzander
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-13-2014 01:17:47 | More by jschott75
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bobv

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-09-2014 00:44:03 | More by bobv
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CGA2

Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.4%

07-04-2014 22:41:50 | More by CGA2
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-29-2014 01:13:30 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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tigerbeer90

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2014 01:56:32 | More by tigerbeer90
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toppoop

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-24-2014 19:37:34 | More by toppoop
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Bstrickler

Kentucky

2.18/5  rDev -42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I know I may be in the minority in this one, but this beer tastes like straight teriyaki sauce. It may just be the bottle I drank (I hope so) but the taste was just horrible. The coloring and mouthfeel is alright, but otherwise, avoid this at all costs.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 03:23:08 | More by Bstrickler
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-23-2014 13:32:59 | More by SawDog505
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NeilFlaiz

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 19:53:16 | More by NeilFlaiz
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steelslug92

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.8%

06-16-2014 19:18:41 | More by steelslug92
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-16-2014 13:56:47 | More by NumberNone
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NJB145

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2014 18:59:46 | More by NJB145
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klipper

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-15-2014 06:03:01 | More by klipper
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TargaFlorio

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2014 23:34:44 | More by TargaFlorio
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 6/12/14. Comes in a beautiful painted-on label in a '1 pt. 9.4 oz.' bottle that has a metal cap and a cork and costs $8.49 + tax. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Sam Adam's pint glass.

Pours a pretty deep mahogany in color with a good 2+-finger off-white head that settles down a to a thin layer on top and sides of the glass. Spotty lacing is seen when sipped. Lots of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is of dark fruit, toasted malts from a oak barrel. The taste is really complex with a tart cherry at first which is quickly overtaken by the oak that finishes with a slightly vinegar finish. More probably going on for sure but is hard to pin-point. Overall a different brew but tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 00:39:01 | More by BeerWithMike
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Note: This beer has been improperly stored for at least five years. Temps reaching well over 90 degrees in the summers.

A - Poured gently into a tulip glass. The beer is a hazy orange brown with virtually no head. No lacing.

S - The aroma is actually quite nice. I really gives good insight into what to expect. Strong, but not overpowering acidic notes. A little sweet.

T - Given how long this had been sitting for, I was a little worried. Worries were all unfounded. The dominant flavor is something like brown sugar, but it's subdued and contrasted with a tartness that grows with each sip and/or as the beer warms. Lightly citric acid. There is also oak in the background. The 9% alcohol is barely present in terms of flavor.

M - Not too much here. Billed as full-bodied but it doesn't feel that way to me. More like medium. Mild heat/tingle of the alcohol on the finish is nice.

O - This is a nice refreshing beer! I was surprised that it held up for so long and I'm strongly considering picking up another just to see what it would be like fresh. If I do so I'll certainly update the review.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 12:10:05 | More by Andrew041180
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-08-2014 17:17:17 | More by carteravebrew
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-08-2014 03:01:08 | More by Kevinpitts
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-08-2014 00:13:09 | More by MonkeyBread
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint glass. 4/23

Pours reddish tinged brown, lighter on bottom. Some white foam sits atop. Caramel notes, light malty sweetness. Little oak in there. Light sour taste that builds to a pucker. Woodsy sour. Cherry fruit mixed. Full bold mouthfeel. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 12:13:35 | More by KTCamm
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-06-2014 04:20:13 | More by Axnjxn
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a tulip.
9% ABV,

A - Deep ruby mahogany in color, this clear beer's effervescent and tall off-white head falls pretty quickly from the acidity in the beer but doesn't hesitate at leaving lacing on the glass.

S - Slight acidity moves in on the mouthwatering earthy funk and vinegar-like sourness that overlaps toasted malts. Nutty bread thinly spread with dark fruit jam adds layers of complexity beyond the forward yeast nose for an aroma worth embracing.

T - Toasted oak joins toasted malts for a delicious collaboration of earthy wood and complex bready flavors on the tongue. Over ripe stone fruit dipped in vinegar and finished off with an injection of acidity gently overlaps the beer's differently fruity warming alcohol finish.

M - Stony Brook Red's smooth entry gracefully changes to a lightly bubbly finish that's accented by light tartness and a faint sour bite on the finish that gently warms the innards with it's almost unnoticeable 9% ABV.

O - Samuel Adams greatest achievement with Stony Brook Red is making a near double-digit alcohol beer drink like half its content. This Flanders Red, if you will, has a nice touch of oak aging and funky sourness to it that creates a different experience but it's greatest achievement is also it's undoing I feel. The strength in numbers doesn't shine through, but the slightly heavier body and fuller maltiness leads this beer down a path of less drinkability; a detour from the course the style originally intended. It's nice to see big brewers like this playing around with sour beers though.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 01:27:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: deep garnet. almost brown. a finger or two of a tan head that fades slowly and leaves a fairly strong lacing. dark but a strong brightness some good clarity

Smell: a weak fruit, maybe some cherries or raspberries. lots wooden and earthiness to it. some brett funk but nothing too strong

Taste: opens up with just a little bit of cherry that is quickly taken over by wood and earthiness has a good amount of vinegar to it. full of a good but not over powering

Mouthfeel: medium body. strong acidity to it. some what sticky and leaves behind some brett.

Overall: this beer has some good qualities to it (brightness and good brett balance) but overall its a little too vinegary and acidic for me. the flavors aren't quite developed for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 23:21:20 | More by SportsandJorts
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BrunEngr

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-30-2014 22:39:37 | More by BrunEngr
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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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