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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Ratings: 764 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of brother_rebus
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been a while since I had this. 750ml > snifter. 2mm ringed grey head. Deep burgundy- filtered but almost opaque. Smells like the moist bowels of an oak pinot noir barrel, boozier. Hints of cherry, apple, grapey malt, booze. Somewhat tart up front. Carbonated til the end, where it flattens out and booze. Overall pretty good complexity. Good CO2 profile malt present, hop not. My real perception of its hinderance is the inability to mask the 9%ABV. Tastes like a port, but instead of 15%, its 9...

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Photo of Child_Pugh
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of squack
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wraith72
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scepter
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grupatre
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jtw21
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porterman66
2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To be perfectly honest this beer tastes like someone put some red wine, perhaps a Cabernet Sauvignon, in my glass with my beer. I did not like it overall though it actually tasted well with the Filet Mignon that I ate with it but I didn't like its overall sweetness and lack of character.

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Photo of skiking70
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boostie
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
2.89/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

poured into Tulip glass. flat/thin head. very weak color, no body. Was not impressed

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Photo of alejandro126
2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Sweet, with oak notes, and a muddled finish. A bit of barnyard but no acidity or fruit to cut it. Perhaps I got a bad bottle based on other reviews, but I fought my way through a half glass and dumped the rest down the drain.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therubicon
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malty aroma has a tart fruity overtone and a hint of horehound. Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a thick wheat head. Malty flavor has woody and tart fruity notes, giving it an almost wine-like nature. Smooth texture has good fizz and rather wine-like body, leaving a tart and woody finish. Distinctive, enjoyable, tasty.

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Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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