Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.25/5 rDev +14.2%
Thirteenth Hour - had to give it a shot after trying their new world beer, which rocked my socks off
Appearance - Dark and soul-less just the way it should be. Almost looks like a stout or a porter as dark as it is
Smell - Hops, Bourbon, Chocolate, and other dark earthy notes
Taste - Bam, now thats the stuff. Sour cherry with coffee after taste. Not really like anything I have had before but not so different its just plain wrong
Mouthfeel - Good carbonation and nice flavor of cherrys that hangs around for quite a while
Overall - So far I am really impressed by these specialty beers, hopefully the last one will be the best for last
09-29-2012 04:22:42 | More by TownDunkel
4.18/5 rDev +12.4%
25.4 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter.
Appearance: The beer a two finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity. Some signs of carbonation bubbles near the top ring of foam.
Smell: vanilla, booze, raisins, bananas, oak, other dark fruits, chocolate, roastiness, bready notes, spiciness, and tobacco too.
Taste: All of the above. Booze is up front, super dark fruits, burning spiciness that mellows, and
Mouthfeel: smooth, a bit dry, full bodied, burning spiciness, and medium carbonation.
Overall: A nice twist to the style. I have had the bottle for a year now and happy to see it has settled and aged well. I have another bottle and will age that one a bit longer.
09-28-2012 03:21:10 | More by Flounder57
3.2/5 rDev -14%
Opens with a resounding pop! Pours mahogany with 3+ fingers of fluffy tan head. Good lacing & head retention
S: Dark fruit, faint fusel booze notes
T: Figs, raisins, dryness & a touch of woody hops up front, along with a bit of booze. Some cherry notes mix in with oakyness as this warms. Finishes boozey, dry & jammy
MF: Fairly chewy, low carbonation
An okay crack at the style at best, will probably do better some age on it. It is a little too dry & oaky to me, a little too hot still
09-25-2012 00:58:05 | More by russpowell
3.98/5 rDev +7%
A - black with a huge brown, dense, frothy head that has tremendous head
S - sweet, sugar, licorice, bubblegum, some faint yeast
T - dark fruit, yeast, raisins, faint chocolate, a hint of oak
M - medium to full bodied, a bit overcarbonated
This is a very complex beer. I'm not sure I can even capture all of the complexities. The malt is smooth and balanced. The yeast adds some complementary fruity notes. The oak was harder for me to detect. Overall, though, it's complex, delicious, and definitely worth a try.
09-18-2012 01:16:46 | More by tdm168
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
24oz split with the brohas and poured into an oversized wine glass
Ap- pours a deep dark brownish black color with a great tan/beige head that lingers pretty well.
Ar- has that typical belgian smell with some chocolate, dark fruit and coffee notes
T- smooth and tasty. The dark fruit and the belgian yeast hit first and then the coffee and chocolate notes finish the taste.
M- medium bodied and quite bubbly for a stout, but I guess that is the belgian side coming through
O- A really good beer. Didn't know what to expect crossing a belgian and a stout but this beer is delicious.
09-16-2012 03:20:45 | More by BeerNutz324
4.13/5 rDev +11%
I've haven't tried alot of SA stuff, Boston lager and their summer seasonal.
First, like the bottle design. Itreally caught my eyes at first glance.
Beware when trying to releashing the cork, I was stardel from the pressure it gave when the cork riocet around the room. That was a first for me.
Smell of raisins which is typical of the Belgian style dark ales.
Taste them too.
What I really like is the silky texture of the head, very fine layer.
Medium in strength but light in the body.
It true to it's Belgian class
I would like to explore more of these on price points.
Overall, a winner.
09-12-2012 18:28:38 | More by mortarit
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.