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

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BA SCORE
84
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779 Ratings
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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 29
Gots: 89 | FT: 5
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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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Kendo

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice bottle ($9.99 at Westmere Beverage for the 750 ml) - though I noticed the long, thin neck seemed to impede the flow of the pour a little. Knowing Sam Adams (thinking about their specialty glass), they've considered that and perhaps that was purposeful. In fact, maybe it was, as the beer - poured into a Duvel tulip - creates a big head (2-3 fingers' worth) of foamy tan. Settles slowly. Body is dark brown on the pour, but appears black in the glass. A good start. It leaves behind some legs of lace after each sip.

S: Nose is very much subdued, at least as I start out with the beer on the cold side still. Some roasted barley malt and a bit of yeasty fruitiness.

T: First impression is more about the feel than the taste - I note a good Belgian-style fizziness that lightens it on the palate. As for the taste. . . like the nose, there's also not a lot going on. What's there is pleasant, however. Some fruitiness - plums, I get. Candied sugar. A hint of vanilla. Also some cacao, though it's fain. A wee bit black licorice, perhaps? Alcohol is well-masked for a beer of 9% ABV. . . .

M: As I said, it's lighter than expected - call it the lighter-side-of-medium in heft. Nice fizziness; the carbonation is soft, not sharp.

O: A good beer - so long as you don't try and place it within a specific category. Not very stout-like, but too sweet for a BSDA or Quad. I lowered the score here to reflect the fact that it didn't really fit either the description on the bottle or the category label. I was looking forward to a roasty stout tonight, and this was far from it.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:46:27 | More by Kendo
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One the coolest looking bottles I've seen, yet. Poured into DFH snifter...

A- Dark brown, approaching black though it is very clear. Nice inch of khaki head that lingers awhile.

S- Incredibly fruity, takes me by surprise! A ton of tropical fruits, mango and guava come to mind first. Not many dark flavors shine through at all? Touch of bubblegum on the end.

T/M- Pale belgian profile all the way. Light bodied, easy to drink, very enjoyable. Fruity, tangy, with a sweet backbone. Spicy and slightly peppery. Body is light, tingly, nice full carbonation.

O- No descriptors on the bottle appear to be accurate. There are no stout characteristics, and besides the color not even any BSDA characteristics. Liked the beer, just not sure how to rate it because I feel it is mislabeled and like nothing I've had before... If I rated as a stout, it would get an F

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 14:54:21 | More by TheGordianKnot
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Ratman197

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish rown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of fruittiness, dark chocolate, spice, cola and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, fruittiness, spice, roastiness and light cola with a smooth lingering fruity chocolate finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 22:46:49 | More by Ratman197
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thirteenth Hour Stout, bottle bought for $10.95 at Leary's in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Beautiful design, and very curious I am about this "Barrel Room Collection".

Appearance: Poured into a cheap plastic cup in a hotel room in Provincetown, MA, Thirteenth Hour appears creamy and diligent. My first pour was almost all foam, but then I got a good, long-lasting cafe-con-leche head. Superb lacing and good retention.

Smell: A tad of cherry, some oxidation and brulee sugars. Raisins and a very faint touch of Belgian chocolate.

Taste: Reminds me of Mad Elf, only lesser. Tangy fruit punch, smashed grape left under the sun. Coffee? Maybe a cold Starbucks Frappuccino (trademark) bought at the local gas station. Spicy, slightly hoppy and roasty finish with some oxidation. No oak whatsoever.

Mouthfeel: Thin around the edges, but nicely creamy. Very yeasty, too filling.

Overall: Drinks pretty good, considering the 9%, but it is a blah beer. I've had better Belgian strong ales, and this is definitely NOT a stout. Nowhere near it. I got tired of it half-way through the bottle and regretted the purchase.

Mouthfeel

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 03:11:54 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with glimpses of mohagany around the edges.

Smells of raisins and brown sugar.

Tastes like dark fruits, allspice, and brown sugar. I'm not picking up much of the advertised chocolate or coffee.

Mouthfeel is heavy with medium carbonation.

I have no idea where they get off calling this a stout. It's a belgian dark ale, for sure. It's actually not a bad dark ale, but as a stout it lacks the typical characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 02:56:12 | More by Vonerichs
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours a near pitch black color. Some nice tan froth and lace.

(S)- Big/huge cherry and plum/raisin fruits. Some banana-like yeasts and biscuit notes. Even some creamy oats on the tail-end. Different, but good.

(T)- Heavy on the spices up front. More of those dark fruits from the smell. Yeasty, with a sweet/slick finish.

(M)- A nice mellow carbonation level. A decent balance, though definitely heavy on the spice and sweetness levels. Gets a bit thick as it warms up.

(D)- Not bad, definitely fits the style in some ways, but overall, a spicy, heavy, stout-like combination.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 17:23:25 | More by sweemzander
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irs

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BA is rating this a Belgian Strong Dark. That makes sense to me. Why did SA call this a Stout? As a belgian dark its a nice beer i'd drink again next time I'm in the mood for a belgian dark. It actually tastes alot like last years Trader Joe's Vintage Ale (Unibroue). And if I'd known that, I wouldn't have opened so quickly. The TJ's Vintage was a nice cheap buy in 2010, but I would have paid more for it if it tasted like it does now, after a year in my cellar. This is an expensive imperial stout that tastes like an underaged $5 belgian dark ale. Thanks again SA, you never cease to disappoint me. Why do I keep trying your stuff?

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 07:44:49 | More by irs
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Lovely toasted almond head above a pitch black body. There is no off coloring at the edges or hues to deceive the inky nature of this. Creamy top with only the tiniest of bubbles cascading up the side. Tons of carbonation, but that is to be expected. Definitely how I wanted this beer to look.

S- A very light lactic acid sweetness right at the front. Its like a cherry kriek nature that surprises and confounds me. That Kosmic Mother Funk brings about a delightful aroma that I never would have thought to appreciate in a stout. Very light vanilla, and nothing else to enjoy.

T- First impressions are a dry peppery nature right off the bat. Like an aged tripel, following that up is a gentle lactic sourness. Middle hints are cherrys, and roasted grains. Beautiful coffee that comes with repeated sips. A fantastic almost perfect coffee nature. Better than folgers, better than starbucks... the ideal roast without any complementing harshness of bitter. The dry peppery nature up front provides the perfect contrast to this roasted nature. Finish is predominantly the lingering nature of coffee, dark cranberry, and baker's chocolate.

M- Crisp, biting at times, low body, watery. For a stout it really didn't hang onto its body for long when blended with Mother Funk. Did retain a minor layer of creaminess.

Really interesting beer. The complexities and surprises weren't gimmicky or short lived. Things kept coming back to cause the experience to fly by all too fast. A 750 mL bottle? No problems.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 00:43:22 | More by Khazadum
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, almost black with a creamy tan head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is like chocolate covered cherries and over ripe plums with notes of vanilla and spice. Tropical fruit tones underneath.

Mild coffee notes are subdued with big chocolate covered cherries, plums and raisin. Spiced rum notes with vanilla, pineapple and clove. Black pepper and chocolate covered banana in the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth with a tinge of boozy burn

Nice, complex sipper. Interesting take on a belgian stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 18:24:16 | More by JayS2629
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split with my dad. 1 pt 9.4 oz bottle poured into Chimay chalice.

A: Very, very dark brown. It looks black except when held directly to the light. There's a 1 inch brown head that dissipates quickly. There's a nice brown lacing that stays throughout the drink.

S: Smells fruity. Cherries and plum are the dominating fruits. Also smell some mild alcohol.

T: Follows the nose to an extent. There are definitely cherry and plum notes, but there are also hints of roasted malt, oaky woodiness, and some rum at the end. VERY complex. The alcohol at the end is even a little hot...oh well.

M: Surprisingly medium-bodied. This brew is also pretty well carbonated.

O: It smells like a BSDA....tastes like a BSDA....feels like a BSDA....it's a BSDA. There is really nothing in this beer that would make me think of a stout, except for the wood notes and roasted malt. This is, though, the best Sam Adams brew I've tasted. It's really quite nice and on par with other BSDAs available.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 03:27:24 | More by TTAmod
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, corked and caged

Let me start by saying that Sam Adams has done a great job in designing these bottles, lets hope the beer inside is as good as the presentation.

13th Hour pours a deep brown color, almost black, but allowing light to penetrate ever so slightly. A decent nose of coffee, plum and roasted chocolate malts. The sour twang is pretty damn foul when this beer is cold, as it warms, the funk becomes less offensive and does a good job in adding subtle complexities to this Belgian stout. With that said, this beer never screamed STOUT except for the nose. It was ok, not something I would buy for myself. I gave a great mark to the "Overall" score because of the custom bottle, great packaging.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 00:26:20 | More by ATPete
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Greywulfken

New York

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sam Adams' Imperial line is what got me into good beer, and prior to that the only type of beer I deemed worthy was a stout/porter. Since then I've come to appreciate a lot of beers. I was excited to see this new line of beer, to see what SA's been up to.

A: pours like a stout, but not as dense, not as dark; head slims quick to thin lid across surface of beer

S: roasted malt with vanilla and chocolate notes

T: licorice evident at first, not as sweet as I'd expected; some oakiness - a real nice balance between sweet and mellow

M: less thick and syrupy than a Russian Imperial stout - felt more like a dark Belgian ale than a stout, less creamy, more sparkly

O: this is a good blend between a stout and a dark Belgian-style ale - almost like a fruity porter, respectable abv, well-flavored and brewed. Did not like it as much as it warmed - a common event for me with dark Belgian ales: I tend to like many beers as they warm, but for some reason a dark ale like this becomes a little, dare I say, cloying?
This was a good beer - worth trying of course, since we all have different tastes, but not one that I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 22:16:08 | More by Greywulfken
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gford217

Georgia

3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Funky 750ml bottle, cork and caged.

Pour is much lighter than I was expecting from a stout (I know the classification on BA is BSDA) - a clear dark brown out of the bottle that settles in short of black in the glass with a light beige head.

Aroma is certainly on the fruity side of things for a stout, with the Belgian yeast yielding lots of fruity esters. However, there is a some light spices and hints of dark roasted malts.

The taste is even sweeter than the aroma with tons of Belgian yeast, raisins and candi sugar. The stout character is extremely tough to pick out as there is little roastiness, coffee or chocolate that I can sense. There is a bit of spices in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light and fizzy even for a BSDA which makes it even less representative if you consider this a stout.

As I'm sure you can guess, this certainly wouldn't grade out as a very good imperial stout (or any kind of stout for that matter). It's much more representative of a BSDA though it's not a great version in my opinion. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 02:27:08 | More by gford217
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lovindahops

New York

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thought this was interesting so I grabbed one

A- dark with ruby hues on the edges on my tulip. 13th looks bold and dark in my glass. This might work out from BBC for me

S- good whiff of dark fruit with an oak scent and slight yeast. Dark and slighty sweet, with a warming scent in the glass. Not massive at all and the 9% alcohol is not even around

T- not bad, as the slightly roasted malt flavors are partnered with that oak and toffee theme. 13th is not overwhelmed with flavor but it does exhibit the barrel aged properties.

M- medium bodied and coated flavor

D- again, I was not disappointed, but I wasn't totally impressed either. Just in between. A good attempt from Sam to get in the barrel aging game. I'll grab another one again

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 19:39:16 | More by lovindahops
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EkimGram

New York

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 25.4oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Colour is a motor oil black. Light toffee colour head starts at 2 fingers in height and fades slowly, almost compressing to create a creamier head.

Smell: Lots of roasted malts backed by the all too familiar Belgian yeast - dark and spicy. Faint aromas of coffee, toffee, and alcohol.

Taste: Somewhat sweet, dark fruit notes of plums and raisin, roasted malts, and spicy peppery yeast. A little boozy and warming. Not as full-flavoured as I'd like.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, slightly carbonated, finishes sticky.

Overall: For a Sam Adams beer, this is great. For a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, this is a little weak. Not as much flavour as I had hoped for but it isn't a disappointment. I may try aging one of these in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 02:56:48 | More by EkimGram
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cjacobsen

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Classified as a Stout from the brewery, but Belgian Strong Dark Ale on BA. Reviewed as a Stout.

(A) Pours black, but it's not opaque. When held up to the light, ruby hues are seen throughout the beer. There is a slight head that diminishes rather quickly.

(S) Very sweet, well spiced. Has a bouquet of dark fruits and sugars. Dark cherry and yeast. Almost has a sour stout smell to it like NB Clutch or Tart of Darkness. Has a lot and very promising.

(T) Promising gone. What is this? The dark fruits, especially dark cherry, are very prominent. The fruits are paired with a bit of raisin and a hefty bout of spice.

(M) Medium body and rather oily. It's too carbonated, especially for a stout. Ends thin and dry.

(O) Not what I would have expected out of a stout. This beer is over spiced and over carbonated. I liked the idea and the aroma was very pleasant, quite awesome if I do say, but it was all downhill from there.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 20:33:02 | More by cjacobsen
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Argion

New York

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I saw this the other day and picked up a bottle. Big fan of the Belgium beers so I was dubious as to how good this one would be. I must say I was very surprised by how good it was. The flavor is intense but in a good way. No off flavors, everything complementing each other. Good head and appearance overall. Would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 02:56:12 | More by Argion
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foogerd

New York

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Really dark brown almost red body with a dark caramel half an inch head.

S- Caramel malt, milk chocolate, some black licorice, mixes with some fruity banana like yeast.

T- Lots of yeasty banana like phenols come through with a sweet malty backing, lots of breads.

M- Pretty thick with moderate carb.

O- One of the best offerings I have seen from Sam Adams. Definitely worth picking up if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 05:50:27 | More by foogerd
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Snifter shaped glass

A - Dark colored beer pours with a espresso brown colored head; one finger in size and held well; not much lacing formed around the glass; body has a slightly reddish hue around the edges; beer has a very liquid body

S - Spicy nose; touch of coffee roasted malt; hint of oak and whiskey; dry scents of allspice or grains of paradise

T - Licorice is followed up with a nice spice blast of nutmeg and allspice; slight flavor of coffee over the middle of the tongue; dry oak flavor

M - Thin body; slightly bubbly; heavy spice bite

D - Good beer overall; would compliment a nice cheese

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 22:45:36 | More by ferrari29
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Gmann

New York

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown color with ruby edges, a smallish off-white head that settles into a very light ring.

The aroma is fairly faint. I pick up some light raisin and subtle metallic notes. Perhaps some Belgian spice from the yeast. Disappointing for a Belgian style. Don't really pick up any stout notes.

The taste is of a light raisin and cola. Some light oaky notes. Some chalky coffee flavor and dark chocolate. Nothing really pops. It has more of a dubbel type flavor with subtle chocolate and coffee notes to go along with a light plum and clovey belgian yeast.

The feel is light with very fizzy carbonation. The active carbonation may mask some of the flavor. Nice balance between sweet and roasty bitterness. Drinks light and fairly refreshing.

A decent Belgian style brew. Could use more flavor from the chocolate and coffee and less carbonation. I like that it keeps itself in check.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 01:03:24 | More by Gmann
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JoeBloe

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is my second time trying this brew and this time I have the bottle to myself - this is the fourth bottle of this barrel aged series I've opened and I gotta mention the super tight corks - pours black/brown and puts up a 2 finger head in my snifter glass -
nice aroma of roasted malts and burnt sugars - tastes pretty good - -roast-ey and sweet with some spice notes with a strong alcohol presence - medium bodied and silky smooth with medium carbonation - a good sipper - despite the 'confusion' of style, this is solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 15:44:45 | More by JoeBloe
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750-ml corked-and-caged brown glass bottle poured into a tulip glass. Served at cellar temperature, approximately 45-50 degrees F.

Pours with a billowing head of light cocoa foam that fizzles away fairly quickly, settling down to a half-finger cap that seems to stick around indefinitely. Fat, patchy lacing hangs on the walls of the glass as it empties. The body is black as night until held to the light, whereupon a few streaks of garnet gleam through the abyss.

The nose is an interesting melange of raspberry, clove, anise, a hint of vanilla; there's more to it, but things are difficult to pin down. It would be nice to know what type of oak was used to age this, as the aroma seems to suggest some sourness that may be attributable to wild yeast, bacteria, or perhaps wine character -- all of which could have been imparted by the oak used.

Surprisingly light in body, though this is only because I have come in expecting the character of a 9% ABV stout; this truly does seem to land more in the zone of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, and so the good people at Boston Beer should consider a change in description. As stated, light-bodied, with a mild carbonation; up front, tart cherry and raspberry seem to take hold, with a bit of semi-sweet chocolate hiding underneath, somewhat reminiscent of a raspberry ganache-filled truffle. While some notes of lightly roasted coffee and subtle hints of pepper and allspice bounce along the middle, the tart character envelops it all and carries everything through into the finish. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of tart cherry linger afterward.

Overall, this is a difficult brew to place. It is difficult to define stylistically, but beyond that it's difficult to say whether or not it's pleasant to drink or a chore -- it seems to fit in some strange middle ground of all these things, and therefore cannot be judged highly or lowly. It isn't a bad beer, for certain, but rather more of a questionable one. At $8.99, a bottle won't break the bank, and will make an interesting beer to share with a friend (it does, in fact, become more of a chore if drinking an entire bottle alone), but coming from a company with coffers much larger than many smaller breweries with similar offerings at equal or lesser cost, it could use a little price drop.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 03:43:01 | More by superdedooperboy
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drumminbrewer

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow - so these Sam 750's are around the Midwest now huh? I had the New World Triple at the brewery...thoroughly enjoyed it (probably the best thing I've ever had from BBC), let's see what this guy is all about. Poured into my Duvel glass...

Black pour, a slight crimson ring at the top of the glass. Stout? Or dark barleywine? Head is thick, but not "creamy", and dissipates after about 30 seconds leaving behind a minimal amount of lacing on the glass & a small bit of froth a the top.

Nose - Figs & some vanilla. Present, but not overwhelming. As it warms I smell some apricots too...

First sip is...hmmm...meh. The 9.0 ABV is hidden well - must be the malt, but to be honest I was expecting quite a bit more flavor, especially considering the nose. Mostly vanilla, wish I could say more, but it's rather one dimensional.

Body is medium to medium heavy...profile of dragons's milk from New Holland. Present, but not "chewy"...as big as this beer is it could be dangerous - quite easy to take down.

Underwhelming finish. I'm left with Vanilla on my cheeks.

Jim - you're a pioneer, and I respect the hell out of BBC...but the New World was light years ahead of this in terms of your "reserve" stuff. I don't know how many Belgian style stouts are aged in oak barrels either...so this doesn't seem to fit the category very well. No problems, and for $9.99 a bottle it's solid, but you're competing in a flooded market of thick barrel aged beers with this one, and to be frank I think it comes up a bit short.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 04:24:48 | More by drumminbrewer
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nassaubeercop

New York

3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Shiny onyx black with two fingers of golden
brown head which settles down quickly leaving a
thin golden brown head and a little lacing.

S- Bourbon (oak barrel), vanilla, coffee, Belgian
yeast and spice, a little fruity.

T- Yeasty with Belgian spice. Malt and hops well balanced,
somewhat subtle.

M- Light carbonation, slick and a little watery. A little bitter malt and fruit on the finish.

O- A nice beer but it's not a stout as advertised, it is
a Belgian strong dark ale reminiscent of Gulden Draak.
Not bad but not the style I was expecting. If I can get another
bottle, I'll put some age on it and taste again.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 03:59:17 | More by nassaubeercop
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Belgian Beer Fest.

A - A deep oily black with a one finger off white head that leave big, thick side lacing.

S - Burnt sugars, roasted malts, sweet bitter chocolates, and some light vanilla.

T - More of the same, burnt sugars and roasty malts, bitter chocolates, vanilla, dark fruits (raisins).

M - PLeasant amount of carbonation. Smooth yet creamy still.

O - I enjoyed this beer. Glad to try it. Not sure if I'd buy it though.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 02:22:24 | More by rudzud
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 779 ratings.