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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

606 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
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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dananabanana

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: straw-colored 1-finger head. Hazy reddish-brown. 4.0

S: Tart, cherry scent that I can smell from a distance. A faint whiff of light sweetness, maybe honey. 4.0

T: A sour flavor at first. Definite cherries. Malt. An undercurrent of plum is perceptible as you drink more. 4.0

M: Makes me pucker right away. Well-carbonated. 4.0

O: I was a little hesitant about this beer because I do not like sour beers in general. I was pleasantly surprised, as there was enough sweetness to balance out the sourness. I wouldn't seek out this beer, but I really enjoyed it. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:12:09 | More by dananabanana
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-26-2012 00:14:27 | More by WreckingBrew
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-19-2012 05:47:37 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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DMills


3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-18-2012 19:46:49 | More by DMills
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-22-2012 02:21:11 | More by SHCC
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claspada

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish-amber color with a half-finger off-white head and a bit of spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with strong berries, both cherries and raspberries with a bit of a lactic character. A bit of oak and vinous grapes in there as well.

The tastes begin and remind me quite a bit of a Flanders Oud Bruin. It has some oak character and a fairly-strong cherry component. Light sourness and vinous quality is prevalent throughout and emerging other berry notes along with some minimal lactic and vinegar notes.

The mouthfeel is medium with a medium to low level of carbonation and a fairly mild amount of sourness. The oak is there, but it's not particularly tannic.

Overall this was a surprisingly nice brew that I had no expectations for so I was pleased with the result. Who knew Sam Adams could make a decent sour. The nose was nicer than the overall flavor profile but still nice nonetheless. A very nice and affordable sour in the realm of increasingly expensive and hard to find beers of this style. Def recommended if you stumble across it (I think it's only available in Mass) .

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 14:48:09 | More by claspada
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MichaelBuck

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-06-2012 01:48:55 | More by MichaelBuck
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polkaishot

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-26-2012 00:04:06 | More by polkaishot
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Perilousleigh

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-17-2012 03:33:22 | More by Perilousleigh
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prisdefer

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-14-2012 20:02:57 | More by prisdefer
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-10-2012 21:24:34 | More by shockrocker65
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BelgianBeerHog26

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-10-2012 03:52:17 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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Hopdaemon39

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

01-08-2012 03:28:47 | More by Hopdaemon39
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-05-2012 06:38:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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Kyrgyzbrewer

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.4%

01-01-2012 15:21:18 | More by Kyrgyzbrewer
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FarmerTed

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-29-2011 01:59:49 | More by FarmerTed
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-26-2011 18:16:04 | More by kmwilson76
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bakeith

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-22-2011 22:52:00 | More by bakeith
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-14-2011 19:48:22 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of Brett. Served in a tulip . Pours a burnt red hue that is closer to brown than red with a hazy clarity. The one and a half inch, cream-colored head gradually dissipates into a sudsy slick. Nose expresses tannins, vanilla notes and oak - there's also a vinegary tartness that intermingles with the other aromas. Taste follows nose - the flavors meld together nicely - tannic with some medicinal notes at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with lively carbonation and a slight astringency. I have to say that I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer although I would say that it is more reminiscent of a Flanders Oud Bruin than an American Wild if I had to guess. I'm sorry to hear that this beer is being discontinued.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 22:53:37 | More by Jwale73
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 14:19:07 | More by bluesplit63
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-29-2011 19:37:42 | More by codon2004
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THECPJ

Delaware

5/5  rDev +33%

11-29-2011 19:25:07 | More by THECPJ
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SMM0606

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

11-23-2011 01:10:15 | More by SMM0606
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kingstonma

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33%

11-20-2011 21:41:17 | More by kingstonma
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.