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

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

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84
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919 Ratings
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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 38
Gots: 156 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011

Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.
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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hex92
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got this as part of a 3 pack for Christmas so can judge on price. Its OK. It doesn't excel in any category. Its just decent.
Doesn't smell like much, thin mouth feel, taste is OK.
A little chocolate and a little wine flavor..
Given the choices one has at the beer store...I wouldn't buy it for myself.

Photo of breedsimpsonville
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had an unpleasant wine-like aftertaste. Bottle was unable to be recalled, which is probably a positive, considering it comes in large bottles.

Photo of Labeorphile
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer. Head made of small bubbles, dark body with hints of ruby. Oak, alcohol and dark fruit in the nose. Cherry and chocolate in the taste. A little thin and a little pricey.

Photo of quinnlapeer
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of oak, spices, alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, slight grapes, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, spices, slight alcohol, slight roasted malt, slight oak, hint of grape, and slight hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, complexity, body, and blend.

Photo of M1A2
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark black in color with no penetration to light. Over an inch thick tightly knit beige head. Notes of molasses and dark candy sugar reveal themselves in the nose. I taste far Belgian candy sugar and sweet dark malt. The mouth is heavily carbonated and creamy.

Photo of HabaJohn
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuckDodgers
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ibbjamin
2.43/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Too thin and comes off confused.

Photo of robebo44
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gonzo000
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer seems to be all over the place with the fruit profile. I liked this beer, but would not go out of my way to get it again. Lacks depth of other stouts by SA, some of which are excellent.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrankShirley
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mntlover
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich dark mahogany color with a tan one finger head that falls to a ring fast. Some light lace left behind.

Aroma is little off first noted is a vinegar like note? Not sure why this is there not suppose to be a sour. Otherwise oak notes, light chocolate and coffee hints. Some light plum notes.

Taste is better, rich malts, fruit and chocolate mingled. Some tar notes before the fruit kicks in but not as tart as the nose is. Defiantly more Belgian like then stout like. Overall was hopeing for something little better.

Mouthfeel is little on light side say medium but light for a big beer.

Overall eh wouldn't recommend it not bad but plenty of stuff out there that's better including many form Sam Adams.

Photo of williamdrews
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of krh
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of DarkUnity
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Krisalfy
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

App: pours dark brown, good size head of off white foam which quickly resolves
Smell: strong dark malts, fruity esters, darker fruits (prune/raisin). A lot of spices – allspice ? clove?hint of carob
Taste: though advertised as a stout, sweet malt up front with a hint of dark fruit, cherry, then a lot of spices with an odd metallic tang rather sour, finally a sweeter and palate cleansing bitter. A little earthy and strong alcohol astringency at the end
Mouthfeel: pretty thin, almost like a weakly carbonated Belgian tripel than a stout. Not terrible, but neither a good imperial stout nor Belgian tripel. For the price, its not a good purchase. I would not buy this again.

Photo of Jlabs
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.