Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BingCrosby7:
3.21/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is my first rating of a beer on this site, so here goes:
Picked it up from a coldcase at Bevmo since they didn't have any left on the shelf. Let it mellow and breath before serving in a goblet at 50 degrees.
Appearance: Deep black with a touch of dark brown. Light brown head, a litle less than a finger's length. Good head retention -- lasted for about a minute before shrinking down to a couple of milimeters thick.
Smell: Hints of coffee and spice. The alcohol has a minor presence. A deep bourbon note. Agitating the glass kicks up the bourbon and alcohol. Chocolate notes linger in the nose once imbibed.
Taste: Strong alcohol and bourbon notes upon first impression. The coffee is the secondary note, but it is hard to get past the heavy-handedness of the bourbon aging and the alcohol content. Time between sips reveals a vanilla and rum aftertaste on the back of the tongue, though it does take time to develop. Hints of stone fruit and raisin.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light and bubbly. This feels much lighter than I had expected going into the bottle. Perhaps a bit over-carbonated, but the beer is glossy underneath the carbonation.
Overal: This beer seems a bit unbalanced. It is a bit too carbonated and the taste of alcohol dwarfs the nuance of the overall experience. I would recommend a pint rather than a full bottle.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 04:34:53 | More by BingCrosby7
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3.18/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
The 13th Hour Stout was a mixture between a sour, stout and maybe a BSDA. It poured a dark brown color with 4 finger foam head with tiny carbonation bubbles. The head dissipated quickly and settled into a tiny 1 mm head. The smell was brown sugar, anise and sour green apples. The mouthfeel was thin and left a semi sour mark on the palate. Overall an interesting beer but seemed to be a little off.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 16:40:25 | More by cswhitehorse
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.