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:
764
Reviews:
251
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
115
For Trade:
1
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Photo of goblue3509
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep clear reddish color with a thin head which quickly recedes to nothing. No lacing or no lines are left. The aroma is of dark tart cherries, that is a hint of oak and a little pepper. The taste follows suit, there is a dark tart cherry flavor up front to start, the middle gets a little watery and the end finishes with an oak taste. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and slightly stingy. Overall it is a decent beer, the tart flavors are not as rounded out as i hoped.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of VinnyA
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank out of a Sam Adams glass

A - Dark Brownish Red. About a half inch of head, quickly dissipating but small ring of retention. No lacing.

S - Faint hints of oak, Cherries, slightly acidic smell

M - Smooth, low to moderate carbonation.

T - Sweeter than I'd expect given that it's billed as having tart fruit in its description. I didn't get much of a "woody" taste on the front end. Fruity flavor hides the alcohol well. Refreshing with a slightly dry finish.

O - It is a good beer. Not exactly what I think of when described as "Belgian", "tart" or "toasted oak", but it IS good, and that's all that really matters, right? Strangely enough, going by the name, I find myself thinking "Yeah, this is a decent red ale". A good offering from Sam, I'd just advise changing the description on the bottle a little haha.

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Photo of jarrgal
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SebD
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice clear orangy/amber color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart cherries, red wine, oak, funky yeast and sweet caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet cherries among other dark dark fruit (grapes, plums), somewhat wine like, some woody oak, funky yeast and some sweet caramel on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smoot drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.85 out of 5 based on 764 ratings.
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