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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

649 Ratings
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 40
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

FCal79, Sep 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

Kennethzelljr, Sep 04, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

disconat, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of barnabasdog
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

A- dark brown with a red tint, little visibility, cloudy, no head and no lacing

S-malt, apple, grape, brown sugar, doughy, chocolate

T- tons of fruits, cherry, sour apple, malty, toffee, roasted nuts, sangria character, all spice

M- medium body, little carbonation, surprisingly refreshing

O- unique Belgian style red very complex and enjoyable, slightly sweet. I like seeing Sam Adams do these out of the box small batches

barnabasdog, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Roguer, Aug 27, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

SonictheBeerhog, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of ricchezza
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Clear auburn hue with little off-white lacing.
Tart dark cherry & plum aroma.
Tastes crisp, tart (lactic) and fruity (black cherry, vanilla, and raisin).

I’ve been told by Boston Beer Co. employees that the make up of this Barrel Room Collection blend is 50% Kosmic Mother Funk (and unfortunately not much else about the recipe).

Incredible drinkability. I have a hard time not purchasing a Stony Brook Red every time I come across one. This has long ago become one of my favorite beers.

ricchezza, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Co365030, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish amber with a nice lingering pinkish head. A fair amount of lacing sticks.

The smell is of tart cherries. Not too "wild" but enough funky sour to fit.

The taste is of sweet-tart cherries with woody notes. Sour and sweet with a hint of vanilla. Alcohol is well-integrated.

It is super-smooth. A very drinkable brew - Not as sour as some others, but the cherry-like character and firm malt backing give it a pleasant balance and smoothness while allowing the sour character to come through.

jwc215, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

rallen1967, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

Shaggysox, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Gregvg, Aug 08, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +23.4%

Johnct, Aug 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

bluHatter, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

neurobot01, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

flyers1980, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jbdpsu82, Jul 30, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tart flavor. You can buy at places like total wine and more. Also one of the beers actually sold at the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston. Cool corked bottle, best served in a Sam Adams engineer glass to capture the fruit aroma. The bottle makes it impossible to tell color, but when poured into a glass, it has a reddish brown color.

Pros: Great tart / fruit flavor. 9% Alc/vol. Big beer - 1 pint 9.4 oz. = about 2.5 beers.

Cons: Can be hard to find. $9 per bottle.

R011TYD, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

littleplus, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Howlader, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

sewhitehead, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Tuggy, Jul 22, 2014
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.