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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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very good

673 Ratings
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 39
Gots: 79 | FT: 4
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown with a tinge of red and a foamy off-white head that settles to about a half finger. Nose is tart cherries, some brandy like qualities, white grapes (surprisingly), slight vanilla and oak, plums, green apples and just a bit of caramel. The taste is less tart than the smell. Grapes, cherries, oak, brandy, pears and it finishes on notes of red wine. Sam Adams attempt at a sour is a definite win. I haven't had many really good sours in AZ but this is finally one and at $9 its not a bad deal. I just hope Plaza Liquors gets some more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A very different looking, numbered, cage-corked bottle. Pours a brownish red. Decent head, some light white lacing.

Nose: Mild. A bit of wildness with vinous characteristics.

Mouthfeel: nicely carbonated. Easy on the tongue, sour on the tongue. Feels big, but balanced.

Taste: Wow. I wasnt expecting this from Sam Adams. I get some zinfandel, sour cherry, currants and woodiness immediately. Big taste followed by a little more sourness and a dry finish from the oak barrels. There is a gorgeous balance between the three main things going one here: sour, fruit and oak.

Amazing how well the 9% alcohol is hidden. Sam Adams has uncorked a surprising and delicious beer. I hope the rest of the barrel collection is this good. I will definitely be back to the brewery before this one sells out. Reminds me of Consecration a bit and honestly, if I had to pick between the two, I'd take this (never thought I'd say that!)

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.