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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

615 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.93%
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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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the corked, caged bottle. Sampled on December 22, 2013. That cork took some effort to pop.

Reddish-brown pour with a modest light brown head and consistent carbonation.

The aroma screams wild yeast and sour, tart cherries and other juicy fruits. Also a fine biscuit malt character appearing on the nose.

The body is medium and acidic.

Taste of roasted malts, cherry, and other sour characters. The sourness of the taste is not explosive like some sours can be. That's what I liked this one better than other sour I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 21:28:56 | More by puboflyons
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-15-2013 02:35:39 | More by h4ger
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-11-2013 01:15:34 | More by sneezye
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-08-2013 17:54:57 | More by Tsar_Riga
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-08-2013 13:04:37 | More by user785335
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benkt68

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-02-2013 04:37:35 | More by benkt68
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-29-2013 03:17:15 | More by mychalg9
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-29-2013 02:00:38 | More by tbryan5
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-28-2013 15:13:07 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Kroller86

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-25-2013 02:38:16 | More by Kroller86
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-22-2013 03:58:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-20-2013 22:47:36 | More by RRC03
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-19-2013 03:46:09 | More by hockeyfighter19
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was in the mood for a sour beer so I picked this up for 10 bucks. Not sure of the age but it has to be under a year old.

A - Somewhat hazy red amber in color with a solid 1/2 inch of head that sticks around for a bit.
S - Sour funk, berries, tart vinegar, and some funky goodness.
T - Well it's good I guess kind of thin tasking with mild sour notes, some apple cider vinegar, and some fruity flavors. No alcohol taste which is nice . Kind of average.
M - Worst part of the beer it's very thin tasting. I didn't go in expecting syrup just a deeper body and more flavor.

Overall pretty smooth american Belgium ale with some tart characters. Kind of grows on you but I have had better representations of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 01:19:36 | More by DrDemento456
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caverog

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-14-2013 02:43:21 | More by caverog
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Tumble

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-06-2013 11:46:30 | More by Tumble
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-03-2013 16:22:58 | More by brandonld23
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Brenden

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pouring the medium brown, somewhat hazy, with bright ruby highlights that comes from the easier versions of this particular style, this beer certainly looks up to snuff. The head is slightly tinted and makes it to a strong pillow almost precisely one finger tall. It develops some density, sitting heavily and falling slowly while it deposits patchy lace on the walls of the glass.
The aroma has a good complexity to it, and the sourness is put forward but with lots of different things going on underneath. There's a little bit of funk, but not as much as I might expect. There's lots of cherry, plenty of tart (think Michigan) as well as black cherry skins with a sweeter and almost sharp aspect. It's definitely got the apple cider vinegar note to it that I hope for. Under all that, there's a sort of earthiness to the malts that go pretty dry.
On the palate, there's a little more aggressive dryness as the oaky notes come out up front with the sourness and the sharp bite. Ultimately, a sort of candied sweetness blends with the sourness to take the edge off, also playing it safe, so to speak. Cherry is as strong in the flavor as the aroma. Ultimately, with the dryness and the jammy nature, it has a lot of red wine character, something with a heavier body and maybe an "old vine" character.
The body is medium, and I'm surprised that the mouthfeel doesn't dry as quickly as I might expect. It's semi-dry most of the way before some wood and acidity throw that dryness into the finish. It has a bit of sharpness to it, but keeps in check.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 14:14:52 | More by Brenden
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Archimetez

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: nice deep red color, clear, head cream color

S:very sweet, quickly brings wine to mind

T: sweet with strong overtones of berries.... little oak appreciated

M: smooth and clean

O: good variation of a belgian beer and a nice change of pace, but not really my cup of tea

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 01:39:14 | More by Archimetez
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jdhasse

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

10-28-2013 22:26:12 | More by jdhasse
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-27-2013 20:39:23 | More by Beermaine
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-25-2013 13:02:04 | More by Morey
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mayerale

Kansas

4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug from a corked and caged pint bottle.

A: Purs reddish brown with little to no head. Slightly transparent.

S: A very aromatic beer that hits the nose long before you bring the beer near. You definitely smell the tartness of the fruit with the scent of the oak barrel coming through slightly at the end.

T: You definitely get the tartness of the fruit immediately (possible cherry or raspberry taste immediately). The oak finish isn't as strong a one might think for a beer coming in a series touting "Aged in oak barrels." Not as carbonated as many beers, which isn't a bad thing. Almost drinks like a red wine.

M: It seemingly drinks like a red wine in that it feels a little dry. Low on carbonation.

O: For a series touting that it is aged in oak barrels, this beer doesn't taste "oaky." Also, it may not be what you expect when you buy a red beer, it is much sweeter than what I expected. That being said, it is a nice change to drink something like this. As I mentioned earlier, it almost drinks like a wine, which isn't a bad thing at all. It is fruity, and you don't really notice the 9% ABV. Definitely worth a shot and I would overall recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 01:51:37 | More by mayerale
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DarthGator

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-18-2013 22:13:06 | More by DarthGator
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-13-2013 15:11:54 | More by Pens1967
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.