Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3.74/5
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771 Ratings
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned. A greater percentage of "Cosmic Mother Funk" was blended into this beer.

Added by Todd on 10-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,683
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
771
pDev:
15.51%
 
 
Wants:
49
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118
Trade:
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Photo of Robbles
1.21/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Taste to overwhelming like tart fruit had to wash it down with coors

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a stiff burnt dark red color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that quickly slid off in a semi-fizzy sort of way. No lace.
The aroma had some cherry skin and flesh, some dried grass, light acidic citrus pulp, burnt bread, some vinegar, green apples and a tart to almost sour glossing of orange/lemon rind.
The flavor was mildly sour to present the acidic level with some lemon and orange-like tartness, light bitterness. Sour to tart apple and cherry flesh to acidic sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Finish was quick with some acidic fizz.
Overall, well, it's a decent attempt at an American Wild ale. The "pucker" factor is actually there, though I didn't mention in the mouthfeel portion of this review.

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Photo of imperialking
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of kitch
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A 1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle with a best before date of 1st October 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A dark ruby reddish brown colour with a big three finger light tanned head that had decent retention and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Fruity tart cherry, red berries, grape, plum, caramel and a touch of vinegar.

Taste: Much less fruit than the aroma, sour, tart, cherry, plum, oak, alcohol and vinegar.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and highly (overly) carbonated.

Overall: Taste was decent but I think its fruitiness was definitely affected by the harshness of the carbonation, which I felt mellowed it, when compared to the aroma. For me, the problem all stemmed from the harshness of the carbonation when swallowing, which I thought was way more than even any soda that I’ve drank before. If toned down a bit, I think that I would have enjoyed it a lot more.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sourman49
2.27/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

There is no fruit notes in this. Pucker is average. Pours nice but that's as far as it goes. Good malt and oak taste finished with a moderate pucker. Very disappointing for a Flemish. Sam Adams should stick to ales. Save your $.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrutisDestructus
2.87/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LJTate
2.03/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Without question, the worst sour I've ever had. Bad.

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Photo of cwalter
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a dark ruby red color. A lot of carbonation and does not support much of a head. The aroma is vinegar, fermented tart cherries and rasberries as well as biscuity malts. Up front in the taste you get fermented cherries, rasberries and vinegar. Then a biscuit/cracker malt flavor mellows out this beer mid sip. In the back end it has a decent lactic acid puckering quality. A nice take on a Flanders red ale.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer when it first came out, so it is a few years old. I looked for a date on the bottle but no luck. Poured into a tulip glass. A dark reddish hue, with brown notes. The beer is opaque in color. The head is one finger light tan head, with poor retention. Some carbonation exist, near the top of the head.

A very sour cherry notes, plums, caramel, yeast, and some floral notes.

Sour cherries, plums, toffee, caramel, bread, yeast, floral, citrus, wood, vanilla, and citrus,

The mouthfeel is super carbonated, medium light body with a crisp tangy finish.

This is a very pleasant wild ale, the flavors are pronounced, the wood note is very noticeable; however, I cannot distinguish if it is oak or not. It is just decent beer, had better wild ales.

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Photo of ordybill
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice amber red color with a large off-white head. taste of cherries, wheat and oak.

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Photo of DBosco
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 771 ratings