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
Ratings:
761
Reviews:
250
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
115
For Trade:
1
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Photo of LJTate
2.03/5  rDev -47.3%
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 Bstrickler
2.2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I know I may be in the minority in this one, but this beer tastes like straight teriyaki sauce. It may just be the bottle I drank (I hope so) but the taste was just horrible. The coloring and mouthfeel is alright, but otherwise, avoid this at all costs.

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Photo of Bieniek30
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of AlexFields
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of Herky21
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of Sourman49
2.27/5  rDev -41%
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 HagueBrook
2.29/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A: Very nice copper/ruby color with a moderate head.

S: Smell is of sour cherries.

T: Taste is strongly sour fruit. This is probably what they were striving for, but not my cup of tea. My fault for not carefully reading the description before I picked it up at the store.

MF: Crisp, but I was really forcing myself to drink it.

D: Very poor, but if you like this style, it is probably good. Again, no offense to SA, I wouldn't finish more than one glass. I used the rest of the bottle to baste a roast chicken (that came out pretty good).

Serving type: 22 oz. bottle

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Wsherry1
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of mda080
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Okay at best. Worth 8 dollars.

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Photo of uccle81
2.67/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sweemzander
2.68/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours a fairly deep crimson red color. Some minimal pink froth and lacing.

(S)- Quite an earthy oak profile to it. Subtle tart fruits, but mostly a dry earthy oak profile.

(T)- Kind of similar to the smell, but far more fruitier, still plenty of dry earthy oak but with fruit. Not much tartness; does get a touch medicinal as it warms.

(M)- Fruity, with heavy oaky earth. The tartness from the smell is not really present; kind of muted actually. Decent carbonation level.

(O)- This is ok, but a bit disappointing due to kind of a bland body overall. The fruit and oak is there, but just kind of muddled together.

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Photo of Casey10
2.7/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up when it first cam out in about Sept 2009 been letting it sit for a little while.

Even with some time on it this beer is not impressive or even that good. I would not waste my money on this particular beer again.

I can say that it appears waterdown coppery and the smell is not even there. The taste is like a flavorless medicial cough drop.

The feel is similar but harsh.

Maybe I am missing something but with some great sour beers out there this is not my first choice.

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Photo of leoliveri
2.72/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Extremely acid beer. Oak taste. Little bitter at the end.

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Photo of jwg782
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Chadhowie
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of ajzy
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.85 out of 5 based on 761 ratings.
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