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

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 37
Gots: 146 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a dark brown color with a light brown, foamy head that leaves behind some decent lacing. Aroma is yeast, malts, some cocoa, and sweetness. There is a lesser robust taste than expected with a decent amount of spices mixed with sweet malts. The texture is very Belgian indeed. Probably the most interesting of the Barrel Room Collection brews.

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3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown body with a tan/cream colored head.

A- Sweet cola like initial aroma. Fruits and a belgiany smell.

T- Sweet dark belgian up front taste that gives way to a very sweet chocolate with hints(very light) of coffee. Finishes with a spicy feel and a hot alcohol air.

M- Medium body that sticks to your mouth and leaves a nice reminder taste and feeling of the beer. Moderate carbonation.

D- Quite enjoyable, probably one of my favorites of the "barrel series."

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3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - poured from a pint bottle, thick and dark with an tan-colored, creamy head. Good amount of lacing.
S - heavy malt, caramel and coffee.
T - not nearly as much bite as I would have expected. more phenol than malt.
M - kind of weak considering the characteristics. Oily, with only a bit of aftertaste.
O - had high expectations, but they were not met. just not indicative of the genre, IMO.

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3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration.

The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd.

This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky.

Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.

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4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I have to say, I really love these goofy looking barrel bottles. Anyway...

A: Very dark color. Up to light, lets out a faint red light. Poured a thin 1 finger head, which dissipated almost immediately.

S: Chocolate, caramel, fig, and a bit of booze

T: A bit of caramel and fig up front, melting into a warm booziness, finishing of with a mild effervescence, chocolate, oak and a light boozey finish. However there was no booze induced burn. Very smooth with a mild sweetness.

M: Expected a bit more. Rather thin, not watery, just thin.

O: A very nice beer. Smooth, a touch of sweetness, and chocolate make this beer very drinkable. Barrel aging could have been extended to help mellow out the booze. I would definitely buy this beer again.

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Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.