Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
Served in a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark amber colored body with medium bubbles to the body with slight haziness to it. Head is off-white with a light orange tint to it.
Smell: Hard baked raisin scent. Sounds nuts but I am thinking oatmeal raisin cookie mixed with yeast and a light hint of wine.
Taste: Very good raisin feel, might come off a tad sweet. I wouldn't be sprised if honey and nutmeg played a role in the brewing process. You feel the mellow sweetness and a light spiciness to it, no complaints at all.
Mouth: Strong bd after-taste, sinks in pretty well but lacks the stickiness of it's belgian and some of it's American counterparts. Crisp finish not bad at all.
Overall: Very good beer but can think of a few others I would rather have around this price range that are also a quad. It does give you a little bit of everything just lacks that potency you are hoping for after first gulp.
03-10-2014 06:35:46 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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4.43/5 rDev +14.8%
Presentation: It was poured from an odd shaped brown 1pt. 9.4oz bottle into a tulip glass. The lable lists the abv at 10.2%.
Appearance: The body has a dark orange amber color with good clarity and visible carbonation. This is topped off with a tall light tan head. It’s head fades slowly to just a thin creamy film covering. Lacing coats the glass as I tip the beer to my lips then slowly slides down the sides of the glass.
Smell: The aroma has loads of dark fruit, holiday fruitcake and sweet maltiness.
Taste / Palate: There are nice sweet malt notes throughout. It has notes of dates, raisins, black currants and sweet bready/fruitcake like goodness. It’s hops add a touch of spice and herbal bitterness on the back end. The solid 10.2% abv adds a mild boozy warming feel. This all comes on nice medium to full feeling body with smooth carbonation.
07-05-2014 00:18:29 | More by generallee
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, tan in color, cloudy, medium carbonation
Smell: raisin, fig, oak, dark bread
Taste: brown sugar, raisin, fig, Belgian spices, pumpernickel bread, and dates
Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, heavy body, sweet start with bitter middle, sweeter end
Overall: Nice and fruity quad. Complex. I would get this one again. It may be my favorite in the barrel room collection.
10-07-2013 13:47:15 | More by tigg924
3.63/5 rDev -6%
Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.
Appearance: Brown with a thick beige head, mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Fruity, cloves, wheat, malts and hops.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth medium bodied. Taste of rich fruity flavors, malts, grassy notes and alcohol.
Overall: Ok beer, well crafted. But not my first choice for a beer personally.
05-07-2014 16:50:26 | More by Cavanaghty
3.38/5 rDev -12.4%
Dark brown in color and nearly impenetrable to light. A quarter inch of beige head slowly diminishes to the point that it is only a trace and partially covers the top of the beer. In the aroma notes of raisins,plums, and a hint of clove are present. The flavor is much more intense than the aroma. Strong notes of Merlot,raisin,and alcohol are prominent. The alcoholic aftertaste is initially strong,but it mellows out as it warms. The mouth is fairly carbonated and sticky. I think this could have used cellaring.
07-27-2014 03:34:52 | More by Franziskaner
4.06/5 rDev +5.2%
Color is amazing. A beautiful amber color and my favorite is the head that stays for some time. Even the color of head is a great cream color.
The smell you first get is almost a wine smell from the raisins. Second comes a strong clove and molasses that really fills your nostrils. With a few more trying of aroma the dark fruits come in and compliments with a sweeter smell.
The flavors with the initial mouth full is powerful. Tons of flavors rush into the mouth and almost to much (for me). With a strong tingle in the front of the tongue it smooths over the rest and eases to the rest. With flavors the even tho the raisins are the first you smell they are the last you taste. First is the molasses and the dark fruits and both combined create an amazing taste.
Overall it's a great beer. From the amazing smell and an overall great taste it's a good beer to start the night or finish an amazing night with.
07-27-2014 00:33:37 | More by stallion_air21
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
Always happy to try Sammy's Barrel aged stuff, sometimes they even live up to my expectations...
Opens with a resounding pop, pours an effervescent orange/copper with a pinky of cream colored head. Average lacing
S: Dark fruit & woody hops, some cinnamon & vanilla, plus banana & pears
T: Dark fruit, a touch of boozeyness & juicy fruit gum up front. Figs, black currants, raisins & rubber bans as this warms, plus a little more leafy hops, plus a modicum of oakyness/dryness. plus some golden raisin & pears. Finishes with jammyness, a little banana peel, oakyness, plus a bit of raisin
MF: Medium bodied, dry, boozey with near zero carbonation
A nice Quad, not much barrel age aspects here, but not completely MIA. I would possibly buy this again, seems like it would age great; like the complexity on display already. Drinks easy for the heft & style
08-26-2013 04:55:29 | More by russpowell
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a ruby brown color with a big fluffy/airy khaki colored head. The head settled fairly quick and rested into a solid ring.
The aroma is sweet and spicy. Big dark fruit aromas. Raisin, prune and a hint of carob. Some musty port notes. Subtle brown sugar notes. Big clove presence from the yeast.
Quite sweet on the palate but not cloying. Lots of sugary notes mix in with raisin and other dark fruit sweet flavors. A decent amount of clove but nothing aggressive. There is an earthiness to the beer, provides some needed bitterness. There is also a slight fusel alcohol presence which is a tad unpleasant. Where is the oak barrel presence? Perhaps it peeks through in the finish but I am not sure. Could use some more depth to be really good.
The feel is moderate; lighter than expected. Big airy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a slight sticky finish. The ABV is noticeable but not overwhelming. Could use more of the oak.
A decent BSDA. Not off flavors but it does lack some needed depth.
07-18-2014 04:00:47 | More by Gmann
Samuel Adams Tetravis (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.