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

Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #705
Ranked #22,829
3.74 | pDev: 15.51%
Jan 16, 2022
Oct 30, 2009
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned. A greater percentage of "Cosmic Mother Funk" was blended into this beer.
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Rated: 2.92 by TheRatCage from Connecticut

Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 06, 2020
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Rated by Robbles from New York

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
Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by GeorgiaBeerMoose from Georgia

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 3.45 by deereless from Colorado

Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 4 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Dec 31, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 3.26 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Dec 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Aug 03, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by imperialking from Illinois

Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Jun 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Mar 19, 2017
Rated: 1.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

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.
Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Dec 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Sourman49 from Texas

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 $.
Oct 13, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Oct 11, 2016
Rated: 2.87 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana

Sep 26, 2016
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 773 ratings