Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
Kind of tast like a wine'ish kinda beer , deffinatley can taste the alcohol but not over powering, light carbonation , easy to drink only thing I didn't like about it was the fact it didn't have as much of that beer taste than it did some sort of wine
06-22-2013 05:29:50 | More by Nastynasthat
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
A - A tad bit more than a finger's worth of audibly fizzy slightly off-white head that displays near zero retention... Don't blink or else you'll miss it.. No lacing to speak of, just a couple of stray bubbles along the rim of the glass... The color is a deep warm burgundy with some light brown notes... There is a richness and depth of color... There is a very subtle murkiness... Still with no discernible carbonation...
S - A huge aromatic nose that is uber appealing... Loads of rich toasted oak... Notes of vanilla... Loaded with bing cherry notes... Hints of raspberries and pomegranate... Candied apples... A light warming holiday spiciness as well... A very subtle earthiness lies beneath the surface... Layers of depth and complexity... I really wish that they made air fresheners that smelled half this good... Fantastic...
T - A slight departure from the nose... Much of the anticipated fruity sweetness is missing in action... Instead, there is an earthy woody character that permeates throughout... A slightly tart acidic presence... Some light red wine tannin notes... Some very faint vanilla notes... Some underlying notes of warm holiday spices...
M - Lots of bubbling carbonation... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Exceedingly dry from the get go... Turns even drier with each and every sip...
D - An interesting brew... A bit of a mixed bag... The aroma is world class... The rest of the beer is intriguing, but no better than slightly above average... Another interesting offering from the Samuel Adams Barrel Room collection... Curious BAs will find this interesting enough, but I'm not sure it's something I would invest in again in the future...
06-22-2013 02:40:17 | More by philbe311
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
Pours a deep clear reddish color with a thin head which quickly recedes to nothing. No lacing or no lines are left. The aroma is of dark tart cherries, that is a hint of oak and a little pepper. The taste follows suit, there is a dark tart cherry flavor up front to start, the middle gets a little watery and the end finishes with an oak taste. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and slightly stingy. Overall it is a decent beer, the tart flavors are not as rounded out as i hoped.
06-15-2013 23:47:47 | More by goblue3509
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Drank out of a Sam Adams glass
A - Dark Brownish Red. About a half inch of head, quickly dissipating but small ring of retention. No lacing.
S - Faint hints of oak, Cherries, slightly acidic smell
M - Smooth, low to moderate carbonation.
T - Sweeter than I'd expect given that it's billed as having tart fruit in its description. I didn't get much of a "woody" taste on the front end. Fruity flavor hides the alcohol well. Refreshing with a slightly dry finish.
O - It is a good beer. Not exactly what I think of when described as "Belgian", "tart" or "toasted oak", but it IS good, and that's all that really matters, right? Strangely enough, going by the name, I find myself thinking "Yeah, this is a decent red ale". A good offering from Sam, I'd just advise changing the description on the bottle a little haha.
06-10-2013 18:17:09 | More by VinnyA
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
Appearance: It has a nice clear orangy/amber color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves little lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart cherries, red wine, oak, funky yeast and sweet caramel.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet cherries among other dark dark fruit (grapes, plums), somewhat wine like, some woody oak, funky yeast and some sweet caramel on the finish.
Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smoot drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
06-09-2013 20:30:58 | More by SebD
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.