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

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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
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762
Reviews:
250
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown with a tinge of red and a foamy off-white head that settles to about a half finger. Nose is tart cherries, some brandy like qualities, white grapes (surprisingly), slight vanilla and oak, plums, green apples and just a bit of caramel. The taste is less tart than the smell. Grapes, cherries, oak, brandy, pears and it finishes on notes of red wine. Sam Adams attempt at a sour is a definite win. I haven't had many really good sours in AZ but this is finally one and at $9 its not a bad deal. I just hope Plaza Liquors gets some more.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$9.00 very cool "barrel bottle" purchased at the R&D brewery.

Looks very redish brown when poured, byt is a charming clear ruby when held to the light. One finger of off-white level foam.

Cherries and vanilla/oak mix in the aroma. Hints of alcohol. Bit of candy. Aroma improves in the glass.

Taste begins with generous fruit, cherries up front and a hint of apple in the back. Vanilla/oak follows next. Nicely mellow, while certainly not hoppy, the sweetness is pleasant but nowhere near cloying. Gentle alcohol warming but no burn.

Smooth mouthfeel with a bit of bubbly at the end of each sip.

Overall a very tasty treat of a wild ale, if not a particularly wild one.

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.85 out of 5 based on 762 ratings.
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