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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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traviswhillier

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

09-24-2013 15:56:58 | More by traviswhillier
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Chestnut in color. Produces a deep head without much effort, like soda, yet clears out fairly easily. A few streams of bubbles evident. No cloudiness to it, but the color is too dark to describe it as clear.

S: Sweet dark fruit, very juicy, with hints of nuttiness. Very full nose, complex and enticing.

T: Sweet, tart, black cherries at the forefront, with some oaky-woodiness like buttered toast present as well, a product of the oak aging I'm sure. Some light aromatic spices might be mixed in here, too. The flavors are somehow distinguishable from each other, yet work together to produce a well-concerted near-sour dark fruit-dominated but oak-influenced ale. I'm very, very pleasantly surprised with the flavors here; very far removed from the usual red ales which are mostly malt. My only complaint is that it sometimes has an almost chalky flavor. But on the whole, I love it!

M: Again pleasantly surprised: creamy, full-bodied, but not heavy on the tongue like a stout. Makes a very good case for taking another sip.

O: A superb beer and a great example of this brewery's genius. Reminiscent of an Oud Bruin, but with great oak flair. Everything was of the highest quality, and even the burps it produced were smooth and delicious. I bought mine at a bar, and even marked up at $15 for a 25.4 oz bottle it was a great deal. If you don't mind a beer with moderate sweetness and are ready to change your mind about Sam Adams as a brewery after trying their supermarket-available beers, then try this one out.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 08:48:44 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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kerry4porters

Arizona

3/5  rDev -20%

09-21-2013 06:21:18 | More by kerry4porters
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Greigh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-20-2013 22:12:33 | More by Greigh
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-20-2013 16:20:03 | More by jakea
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

09-17-2013 00:50:25 | More by Janeinma
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-16-2013 13:51:43 | More by DeutschesBier
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-15-2013 09:52:50 | More by bernat1971
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LockeSD

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-11-2013 13:11:53 | More by LockeSD
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-08-2013 15:38:10 | More by Bunuelian
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J_Dub

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-07-2013 03:11:24 | More by J_Dub
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-05-2013 00:24:25 | More by Basshooker
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Patsnsoxfan

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20%

09-04-2013 16:31:00 | More by Patsnsoxfan
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iwillbetheeraser

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-02-2013 21:10:20 | More by iwillbetheeraser
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

09-02-2013 02:08:04 | More by jaydoc
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-01-2013 21:11:35 | More by ilikebeer03
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TruePerception

California

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Sam Adams' Stony Brook Red: 9% ABV, Flemish, active pop; Appearance: amber-red, medium head, steady dissolve; Smell: nice sourness, cherry, tartaric, moderate oak, light malic/green apple; Taste/Mouthfeel: light, green apple, leather, peach skin; good.

Poured into a pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 16:56:20 | More by TruePerception
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Prahject

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

08-27-2013 19:28:40 | More by Prahject
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2013 01:21:16 | More by thebouch01
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fivetime

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-26-2013 22:45:36 | More by fivetime
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-25-2013 01:51:50 | More by rolltide8425
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logicerror

California

1.5/5  rDev -60%

08-21-2013 03:51:53 | More by logicerror
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Tone

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark copper/brown color. 3/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, oak, sweet malt, hint of hops, yeast, slight citrus, and sourness. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sour, sharp, and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, hint of hops, oak, slight citrus, sweet malt, hint of liquor, hint of alcohol, and sourness. Overall, great appearance, aroma, body, and blend. The complexity it vast, but the carbonation level is too high.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 04:28:36 | More by Tone
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-16-2013 12:37:41 | More by Boone757
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-15-2013 01:13:31 | More by steamboatbrewer
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.