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

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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 38
Gots: 108 | 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:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

nzerbe, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

OregonGrown7, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

PaulsBrew, Mar 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

krl2112, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

kluless59, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

nakedninjaturtle, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

djaeon, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of JSkone09
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

JSkone09, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +7.5%

nmann08, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark brownish black color with a tan head with great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma has some sour funk with oak and dark fruits and roasted malts.

T- The taste is dark and roasty along with some dark fruits, oak and a yeasty finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I really enjoyed the Thirteenth Hour. It was a great new beer from Sam Adams.

cjgator3, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

cheefdaddy1, Feb 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JHendu, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

bsopko, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

kwjd, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, it’s almost pitch black at first sight, but as you hold it up to the light, beautiful dark reds and amber colors shine through. The head is thick, dense and very creamy, very active with popping bubbles and it’s all very tempting… and it sticks around for quite some time too, making a great companion as you drink this beer. Lots of dark fruits in the aroma, raisins, figs, grapes, mild apple, slight roasted malts and spices are all present. The flavor is just as pleasing, malts are more present and the spices take the backstage in this part. Its slightly bitter overall and the sweetness comes out as you swallow. The spices are also more evident in its aftertaste, the alcohol is well hidden. This is one smooth beer and a great tasting one at that too.

vickersspitfire, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

AnitaBrewski, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of stephens101
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A full tan head covers a pitch black brew. It settles quickly.

A thin medicinal wall is noticed aromatically up front, but is quickly broken by notes of milk chocolate, a bit of vanilla and grape juice.

Smooth on the tongue with palpable notes of cherry followed by more milk chocolate, various other dark fruits, vinegar and light hops. The oak is noticed as an afterthought.

Medium bodied with a tickle of alcohol heat at the end.

You would be hard pressed to find a more delectable and well-balanced "bigger beer" than this one.

stephens101, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of MAJPhilson
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't sure what kind of stout I was drinking. Complex flavors, with a very long after taste. Not one of my favorites, but I would drink it again. Little pricey for the quality though. I guess I expected more from SA, but still, not a bad stout.

A: was dark, but not as dark as most stouts. Light does come through, but still, dark enough to classify as a stout.

S: definite hints of chocolate, coffee and spice.

T: tried at two temps. First cold: as a colder brew, had a very bitter taste. But I let it warm up to room temp. Room Temp: brought out all sorts of flavors, rich coffee, deep spices and the aroma changed slightly.

M: oily is the best way I can describe this. It certainly has a very long aftertaste on the palate, but not at all unpleasant.

O: not bad at all. Not my favorite, but not bad. I paid $10.99 for this beer, which was way too much, but...you only live once. For that price, and from SA, I expected a little more.

MAJPhilson, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

FLBEERGUY25, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Bfarr
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Black with a tan, frothy head and great retention. Light oak, yeast and a metallic aroma. Strong Belgian sugar and yeast with oak, sweet chocolate, and earthy stone fruit notes. Earthy finish and linger. Semi-dry, thin, and neutral feel with a light fuzz.

Subtle and interesting flavor but metallic notes persist and linger. Ultimately, an okay but rather boring beer with no outstanding qualities and a few problems that would be okay to share small pours with a few people. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

Bfarr, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into my snifter to enjoy during the Super Bowl. There wasn't any metaphorical resason... just thought it looked good to sip during the game.

For a stout, this beer should have been darker. You could get a decent amount of light through this one. The smell is interesting. I would say that the bouquet is like a mix of stout and saison. There is the coffee, as you would expect. I also get some spices, sweetness, and a decent amount of sour. It is an original smell, but the balance is a little off.

The flavor is complicated and challenging. You get a lot more of the sour. There is a lot less coffee at this point. I would say that this is more like a dark/black saison.

Overall this made for an interesting experience. It wasn't bad, but t doesn't rise to the point of being a "must find" beer.

ummswimmin, Feb 04, 2013
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.