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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

672 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 39
Gots: 78 | 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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3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so good and so different, its nice to know the big guys can still pull off beer like this. its cool stuff, somewhere in the flanders red neighborhood, but it feels sour from a blend, not sour from a raw ferment, which is fine, but that's the point of departure for me. deep brick red color with some haze to it and a tall tan head with 100% retention, as long as I drink this the head holds up. the nose here is tangy with some fruity notes, dried cherries or even cranberries seem obvious, but red wine tannins, plums, lacto, and wet oak are all there too. the taste is similar with the sourness coming fist, even before the malt, which is big and round and caramel based but only moderately sugary. pucker but not caustic on the acidity, and its short lived and quickly balanced out by the fruit and the density of the grain. a really unique beer, especially at this abv, which I think is an odd feature for it. heavy oak too, really pleasant this time of year. super impressed with the clever uniqueness of this beer and its overall quality. im so used to seeing the seasonals and boston lager from these guys, its nice to know they are capable of beers this special. worth way more than what they ask for it, I like that too!

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Great balanced sour beer with enough sweet to balance the tart and a little bit of funk and barrel character to boot.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ruby with a short-lasting light tan head. A little soapy lacing is left behind. The aroma is dark fruit, slightly tart like fresh sour cherries. The taste, though, is underwhelming. A little bit of the tartness remains, but disconnected from any other flavor. There isn't much of the bourbon barrel aging process noticeable either, beyond a hint of wood towards the back of the tongue. It also has a little bit of fizzy quality to the body, despite not much carbonation. It could be, and should be, much better.

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.