Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.

Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,064
Reviews:
285
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
225
For Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sweet and smooth beer that goes down nice, very good

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4.94/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance:dark, dark brown, and a khaki head that's super-changed and stays around for a good five minutes-at LEAST-before dissipating into a half-finger's width ring of foam. Leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: mild at first, but gains in strength as the beer warms. Initially: it smells of chocolate-covered fruit, dark malt background, but has a straight-forward fruity character to it. As it warms, it gains more of a licorice aroma. I pick up oak, reminiscent of Samuel Adams Mighty Oak.

Flavor: dark malt character initially, with an ever-present Cheerwine flavor, with some slight tangy character. A little bit of coffee on the aftertaste. As it warms, I taste more licorice. I pick up am little oak, reminiscent of Samuel Adams Mighty Oak.

Mouthfeel: heavy side of medium; carbonation; chewy.

Finish: semi-dry.

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4.94/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A.
Pours a dark deep brown with a tinge of amber. Two fingers head that
slowly dissipates. Up close you can see all the tiny carbonation bubbles.
Too small to really be seen farther than a couple feet away. Nice cream
colored head with some red/orange mixed in.

S.
Strong burst of alcohol almost like a wine.Sweet spices and notes of
smoke/roasted malts come to mind.

T.
Hard to explain but I will give it a shot. Nice roast comes to mind
right away, coffee,banana, and clove come along later, as well as
caramel. Nothing really overpowers each other and I really have to sit
back and "try" and figure out what each different taste is that comes
to mind.

M.
Feels very nice. Not very heavy like you would expect from a stout.
Feels nice and full. Nicely carbonated and doesn't leave too much of a
sticky spit(too much sugar) feel after drinking. No alcohol burn in the
mouth but can get a tinge of it in the throat. Nice kinda warming.

O.
Very nice one of my favorite beers. Very drinkable unlike most stouts to
me(love the flavor would rather not handle the body). Gives a nice
deep complex flavors that is hard to figure out. Very well made since
certain flavors don't over power each other and they all blend into a
nice rich,flowing,sweet,fruity, and smoky type of beer. It brings the
best of both worlds IMO the very palatable and fruity flavors of a
Belgian and the deep,complex roasted flavors of a stout without being
overly sweet all into one.

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4.8/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just a wonderful collaboration.

Compared to other dark beers, say Sublimely Self Righteous Ale, this isn't the balls to the wall flavorfest, but a more subtle yet equally complex flavor combination. It is comprised of a collection of fruit notes over a well rounded stout background. Vs the other brew I mentioned, the hop tones are more subtle, which is very likely the primary difference and it provides what could be considered an overall more drinkable beer. A very very enjoyable brew.

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4.8/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked this beer up on a whim after seeing the "Samuel Adams" name on it and figuring that while it probably wouldn't be the best beer in the world, it couldn't really be TOO bad. I'm happy to say I underestimated the brew. It's a genuinely surprisingly good beer.

Appearance: dark brown, nearly pitch black with a light red hue to it. Roughly average for a beer of this type.

Smell: warm and inviting with aromas of all sorts of dark, juicy fruits (plum, raisin, maybe even a tiny hint of grape), and a slight hint of spiciness (almost like freshly cracked pepper).

Taste: Opens with a warm and deep flavor of plum and raisin with notes of chocolate and a slightly sharp taste consistent with a mixture of alcohol and... I'm not sure. It's a very hard taste to describe, but it's definitely pleasant and a highly recommended experience.

Mouthfeel: alcohol and unidentified spiciness have a little too much bite to them, but that mellows into a warm and smooth feel that compliments the flavors very nicely.

Overall: highly recommended for anyone that enjoys dark beers. It suffers very slightly from poorly hidden alcohol, but that doesn't detract from the beer enough to damage the experience. This is a beer I could happily sit and drink in front of a warm fireplace during a snowstorm.

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