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Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)

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728 Ratings
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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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slusk

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep ruby with a dense, long lasting tan head. Quite good lacing.

S: Wow, a lot going on here. The first smell is of dark fruits, almost wine like. Strong but not overpowering. The alcohol is buried and not present. Prune, raison, and grape notes persist with a perceptible toast coming through. There's a lot going on here.

T: The first thing that hits the palate is prune and raisin followed by an earthy, musty note. Belgian notes take a backseat in this brew but are there in the form of a pleasant spiciness. Little or no hops but a lingering tartness belies the almost wine-like presence of the oak and aging. This brew tastes like a stout that someday hopes to become a wine. It's plain to see that Sam's yeast blend transformed this brew.

M: For a stout, this beer isn't too heavy. A nice medium to medium plus body.

O: This is a great special occasion brew that has a lot to offer. There's so much going on in this brew it's hard to describe. This is a good example of what a unique yeast blend can bring to a brew. Having said that, I can't see myself drinking this but on very special occasions, once a year at best. But I think that is there intention. If you can get it, it's worth the price in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 23:16:44 | More by slusk
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Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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