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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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922 Ratings
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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 261
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 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%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Samuel Adams "Thirteenth Hour" Stout
on tap @ Pinocchio's Restaurant, Media, PA

Sometimes I'm an idiot. I ordered this beer expecting a stout because I just don't keep up any more.

So, typical stout appearance with a deep mahogany / "black" body and lighter tan head. Limited head and retention, but that could have been due to a dirty glass, although it didn't seem to have that much carbonation to it... just enough to gently bristle and then caress the palate before becoming smooth and lightly creamy.

Lots of fruit in the nose. Some chocolate. Background earthiness... and wet leather? But I don't really get Belgian yeast character as in spiciness of chalkiness, just fruitiness: raspberry, cherry, perhaps black currant. Regardless, it's almost compelling.

The flavor mimics the aroma but does add a bit of yeasty spiciness (unless there are spices added, of which I'm unsure). Some oaky dryness is apparent as well. Earthiness returns, along with some fig. Cold black coffee roastiness and dark fudge. Deep caramel. Reminiscent of a Quadrupel in maltiness and dark fruit, but then balanced by what would be a soft English stout or roast Scotch ale. Hop bitterness is almost nonexistent but there's subtly sour edge to the finish that helps dry it along with the oak. Alcohol is never apparent.

It's quite complex, and yet outwardly it seems fairly simple, with the subtle nuances making it even more interesting than if it just had fuller, more vivid attributes. I couldn't put it down because of that, and yet I could easily see not being able to put it down just because it's so readily drinkable at the same time.

Photo of sonic4482
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jmills3
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Dan269605
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of AMCPhD
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jiggidy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Lard_City
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Cherries on the nose. Chocolatey taste to the head. Sour, spicy and fruity up front. Mildly bitter finish. Very nice but different from a typical stout. Might have enjoyed it a little more if I had refrigerated it first.

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Appearance: Very dark mahogany, almost black; medium frothy tan head with good lacing

Smell: I can't think of how to describe this. It is very interesting, and smells good, but not like any beer I've ever smelled before. The main aroma is almost like a Black Forest cake made with black cherries; oak is there, too, and almost a rye bread aroma. I think some of it reminds me of a reuben sandwhich, maybe the thousand island sweet smell with swiss cheese funk.

Taste: this is a challenge. there's a lot going on with this one. Oak and dark fruit with the reuben sandwhich. Maybe my brain is just keyed in on the aroma.

Mouthfeel: very creamy.

Remarks: interesting overall, but not something I'd seek out again. Probably go well with, you guessed it, a reuben.

Photo of Chris7482
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Martyrob
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of HowlingTurkey
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Techichi
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Tschnab
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.