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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

618 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | 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)
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40%

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

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.



Serving type: bottle

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alexm1309

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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BigGold

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -20%

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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-28-2014 04:06:27 | More by krome
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2014 02:52:21 | More by cmwilliq
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-24-2014 22:16:15 | More by tmbgnicu
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-23-2014 12:38:45 | More by ConradKenney
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-18-2014 22:11:12 | More by bleedsblu
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Badger6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-17-2014 00:19:20 | More by Badger6
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.7%

03-16-2014 13:49:44 | More by Fettpopps
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jayfolly

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-11-2014 00:58:13 | More by jayfolly
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-10-2014 22:40:13 | More by Buck_Jones
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rjholcomb

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2014 05:44:50 | More by rjholcomb
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-09-2014 02:26:23 | More by dbarny76
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sooner961

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -20%

03-08-2014 21:47:42 | More by sooner961
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle pours a surprisingly clear ruby color with an ample cap of tan head. Fair retention and not much lace.

Nose is big on the fruits - cherries, strawberries and even cranberries. Tartness is mild, as is the barrel character. Lot of caramel malts, not unlike a more robust Rodenbach. Im actually pretty surprised this is not listed as a Flanders red or brown considering the sweetness and yeast aromas.

Taste throws down a Flanders style flavor profile...rich malts, nutty yeast with a light brett and sourness. Fruits are still big and its more tart than sour unfortunately. Still though, not a bad effort for Sam Adams. The barrel character is very light and it needs more sourness, but the ABV is well integrated and there are some nice flavors to be found here. Id probably grab a Rodenbach Grand Cru over this at the similar price point, but I enjoyed the bottle well enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 02:39:27 | More by twiggamortis420
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Christianuriah

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-16-2014 22:44:55 | More by Christianuriah
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.