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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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BA SCORE
84
good

799 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 799
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 32
Gots: 94 | 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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TownDunkel

Texas

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
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Shruggy

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-28-2012 18:28:07 | More by Shruggy
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

09-26-2012 04:44:26 | More by GetTheYayo
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JustinQ

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-25-2012 02:06:47 | More by JustinQ
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-24-2012 15:25:26 | More by Tilley4
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elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-24-2012 01:23:54 | More by elec
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21%

09-21-2012 22:11:50 | More by Molson2000
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-21-2012 02:44:41 | More by mcphish22
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BCash

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-20-2012 20:23:18 | More by BCash
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Japple

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

09-19-2012 00:59:20 | More by Japple
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tdm168

North Carolina

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
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buzzed

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-16-2012 17:49:44 | More by buzzed
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BeerNutz324

Iowa

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
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sketcher6773

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

09-16-2012 00:14:09 | More by sketcher6773
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JJFordick

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21%

09-15-2012 00:11:17 | More by JJFordick
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-13-2012 16:44:14 | More by Travisnin
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psdonnelly

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-12-2012 21:33:50 | More by psdonnelly
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-12-2012 18:29:49 | More by smcnulty1981
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mortarit

North Carolina

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
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-12-2012 18:13:02 | More by JustinMatthew
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bassist286

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-12-2012 01:40:44 | More by bassist286
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jlenik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-11-2012 00:54:08 | More by jlenik
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crownrl28

Georgia

2/5  rDev -46.2%

09-11-2012 00:26:54 | More by crownrl28
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.