1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 632
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 38
Gots: 62 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 632 | Reviews: 227 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Std73
Std73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-28-2014 14:46:35 | More by Std73
Photo of boesesfleisch
boesesfleisch

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-27-2014 04:28:32 | More by boesesfleisch
Photo of TimHitchings
TimHitchings

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-21-2014 00:26:32 | More by TimHitchings
Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-20-2014 01:26:43 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
Photo of moarmare
moarmare

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-19-2014 12:40:15 | More by moarmare
Photo of BryantForestry
BryantForestry

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-19-2014 01:57:36 | More by BryantForestry
Photo of Kegatron
Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-13-2014 20:36:58 | More by Kegatron
Photo of whitenads
whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-05-2014 17:42:30 | More by whitenads
Photo of HattedClassic
HattedClassic

Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +4%

The beer pours some light head that dissipates very quickly. The head is an off-white color and has a foamy texture. The beer itself is a clear ruby red. The beer has a strong tarty smell with a slight oak and vanilla note. The tart is a dark cherry tart with dark fruit notes. The other notes enhance the tart and compliment it well. There are also some dark fruit notes but they get lost in the tart smell. The taste notes are similar to the smell. The taste has the same funk taste but the dark fruit notes are much stronger. The oak and vanilla notes are still there but they come at the end of road. The lighted toasted malts make an appearance in the taste. The beer has thick and sticky feeling. The beer is medium bodied with biting carbonation. Overall, a decent beer.

05-04-2014 23:45:16 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of Fabiand
Fabiand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-02-2014 03:00:48 | More by Fabiand
Photo of travolta
travolta

California

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%

A: A dark and opaque cranberry juice color. Slightly tan head which bubbles away with almost no lacing.

Nose: Right away tart raspberry, and pomegranate. Major funky raspberry jam.

Taste: Yeasty and wild...tart and smooth. Vanilla, vinegar, and cider.

Notes: It's krieky and jammy with plenty of character.

04-27-2014 22:02:20 | More by travolta
Photo of Beerlover
Beerlover

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-18-2014 04:28:27 | More by Beerlover
Photo of Devman171
Devman171

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-16-2014 00:07:35 | More by Devman171
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2012 bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, plum, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, leather, caramel, toast, light chocolate, musty funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, plum, red wine, oak, clove, leather, funk, light vinegar, hay, straw, herbal, caramel, toast, light chocolate, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, cranberry, green apple, plum, raisin, red wine, oak, clove, leather, funk, light vinegar, hay, straw, caramel, toast, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, oak barrel, and dark malt flavors; with balanced sweetness/tartness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick/acidic mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice wild ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

04-15-2014 03:43:39 | More by superspak
Photo of marmstrong1212
marmstrong1212

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-15-2014 00:47:16 | More by marmstrong1212
Photo of threedaggers
threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-14-2014 22:49:50 | More by threedaggers
Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
OnTheBusWithGus

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

04-13-2014 19:58:06 | More by OnTheBusWithGus
Photo of BradC
BradC

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a ruddy brownish red color with a quickly fading head and minimal lacing.

Smells of tart berries, strawberry, some vanilla not much else.

Tastes tart, not necessarily sour, cherry, dark fruits, some vanilla from the oak.

Kind of thin bodied, pretty good carbonation.

Overall, a decent brew, not something I'd go out of my way to try again, but on sale at the grocery, it was worth it. Doesn't quite hold up to the Belgian brews.

04-13-2014 00:24:19 | More by BradC
Photo of alexm1309
alexm1309

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-12-2014 21:24:29 | More by alexm1309
Photo of quine
quine

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-10-2014 18:08:52 | More by quine
Photo of ChaseBeer
ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-08-2014 01:02:24 | More by ChaseBeer
Photo of Vylo
Vylo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-05-2014 22:11:12 | More by Vylo
Photo of WuBByG999
WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-05-2014 18:09:06 | More by WuBByG999
Photo of BigGold
BigGold

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-03-2014 01:12:35 | More by BigGold
Photo of krome
krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-28-2014 04:06:27 | More by krome
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.