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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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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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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-23-2014 02:19:09 | More by kvgomps
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-19-2014 07:23:46 | More by BlazedNug
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 1/15/14

Note: 2009 bottle

Appearance: Somewhere between medium amber and purple - pours with an off-white head, fades to a nice collar, with some wisps of a cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Fruit, funk, and vinegar - definitely smells old, although I imagine it smelled similar when it was fresh - lots of funk, with yeast, damp cellar, and some wet, lactic acid - some musty tartness - some cherry flesh, and a lot of general weirdness - some earth and some sugary notes

Taste: Funky and more interesting than expected, but also very odd - lots of funk, with some wet, damp lactic sourness and some musty tartness - tons of vinegar - some old fruit, like old cherry flesh - a bit too much sweetness, but not really bad - some spiciness, with earth - some caramel grains - finishes with some booze, vinegar, and acetone

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation despite the age of this bottle, smooth, kind of a messy finish

Overall: Yeast, vinegar, and sugar, together at last?

This deserves some credit for being decidedly funky. But the vinegar is a bit much, as is the sweetness. Regardless, it's interesting; apparently worth both trying and aging.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 05:06:21 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

2009/2010 vintage. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Still carries a decent carbonation. Creamy sizable off-white/beige head. Drops to a small cap and collar with hints of lacing. A super hazed brick red. Some darker maroons and browns as well.

Smell: Smells like cherry fruit leather. Powdery yeast and a slight layer of earthy funk. Mildly acetic bordering on straight vinegar with a solidndarknfruit sweetness. Almost jammy. Some musty basement as to be expected from the Cosmic Mother Funk base. some legit worn leather as well. Slightly sweet malt base. Some hints of caramel malt. Seriously though, it's a natural cherry fruit rollup.

Taste: Powdery yeast, super powdery. Very slightly tart with a big push toward straight vinegar. Cherry flesh. Pressed jammy fruit with a solid leather component. Slightly damp and musty with a building earthy finish. A touch of fake raspberry. Something like aspirin. Drinks like a fruit infused Cosmic Mother Funk. Lightly sweet malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Nice and clean.

Overall: Take it out before year 4.

I loved this fresh. Aged it's still delicious, but it loses something in the long run. The yeast dominates and hurts it a touch.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:41:37 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-15-2014 21:23:23 | More by AJ01923
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osant37

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-13-2014 01:50:48 | More by osant37
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 06:25:02 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-06-2014 03:04:05 | More by MenardMa
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-05-2014 03:52:24 | More by Jcarter1221
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Can this Stuff in a bomber for about 10 bucks and it is a descent sour ale. for that price you cant beat it compared to some of the other sour ales that can go for as much as 26 30 dollars a bomber. you wont regret this one! Need more characters so Im making filler words!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 20:32:41 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-03-2014 19:09:33 | More by phishfoolme
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-02-2014 00:43:10 | More by rrski198
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

12-30-2013 22:52:08 | More by Gmartin75
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QuakeAttack

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-26-2013 03:16:35 | More by QuakeAttack
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-25-2013 03:27:47 | More by buzzy
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-22-2013 22:01:35 | More by koes0024
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the corked, caged bottle. Sampled on December 22, 2013. That cork took some effort to pop.

Reddish-brown pour with a modest light brown head and consistent carbonation.

The aroma screams wild yeast and sour, tart cherries and other juicy fruits. Also a fine biscuit malt character appearing on the nose.

The body is medium and acidic.

Taste of roasted malts, cherry, and other sour characters. The sourness of the taste is not explosive like some sours can be. That's what I liked this one better than other sour I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 21:28:56 | More by puboflyons
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-15-2013 02:35:39 | More by h4ger
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-11-2013 01:15:34 | More by sneezye
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2013 17:54:57 | More by Tsar_Riga
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-08-2013 13:04:37 | More by user785335
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benkt68

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-02-2013 04:37:35 | More by benkt68
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-29-2013 03:17:15 | More by mychalg9
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-29-2013 02:00:38 | More by tbryan5
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-28-2013 15:13:07 | More by FLBeerGuy
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.