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:
1,066
Reviews:
287
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
226
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,066 |  Reviews: 287
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lochef81
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miccal
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KGilmour
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some chocolate notes and fruity ester from the yeast is pretty awesome. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malt with loads of black chocolate notes and some residual sugar with nice fruity ester notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Pretty solid take on the Belgian style stout IMHO.

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Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colts9016
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour into a tulip glass at 50 degrees. A light tan on finger head that has fair retention. The color of the beer is a dark murky brown/black color.

The nose on the beer is a rich roasted malt coffee, wood, vanilla, honey, yeast, raisins, a hint of floral, and an earthy note,

It has it typical roasted malt, coffee, wood, vanilla, honey, yeast raisins, floral, citrus, earth, and some bready notes.

The mouth feel a touch carbonated, smooth, and a little thin.

I found this beer to have some good flavors, I could not pick up the peppers notes. I got a wood note, but I really could not tell you if it was oak, An average brew, and pretty tasty.

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JasW
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle Date: none
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Appearance is a very dark brown that hardly lets any light through. The head is lighter in color than I'd have expected, but the foam is fine.

Smell is somewhere between butterscotch and rye grain. There's also a mild lactic component. It's something that would be complemented well with a ham and brie sandwich, but I have yet to get to the taste...

In the taste, the lactic part ramps way up, and the sweetness from the butterscotch disappears, although the rye sweetness sticks around. Bitterness like you'd get with a really pungent sour cream is there. Man, this thing would actually go really well with the right food choice, but it just doesn't stand as tall as it could if you're considering it on its standalone merits. As it warms up, there's also some dried stone fruit, mostly fig, plus some raisin. The aftertaste is a little bit of bitter rye, with some woodiness. It like a more heavily flavored Innis and Gunn, and the food pairing suggestion stands.

Feel is smooth, but with some prickly carbonation. Weird, I know.

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Photo of beertraveler08
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybourne
4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dodge408
1.79/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

**
04/10/2016
25.4 oz. Bottle to goblet.

LOOK: Cola black/Brown. Small off white head. Smallish bubbles, sticking to side.
AROMA: weak, some Brown sugar, bread and wangy yeast, but all are subdued.
TASTE: dark fruit, pomegranate, wine.
FEEL: above avg carbonation. Thinnish body.

Not bad. I don't get the flavors advertised on the bottle.....spice,coffee, chocolate, oak......maybe there is a touch of pepper (spice), but that is it.
**

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Photo of rjp217
2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml
Caged/Corked

Poured into a chalice a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus light tan head, which leaves a HUGE thick/creamy island, and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, slight chocolate, dark fruits, slight oak. The taste is pretty nice malty, yeasty, some chocolate, nice touch of dark fruits, slightly oaky. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, a pretty complex brew. Overall, SA did a pretty good job with this style.

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Photo of Oldejoe
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks. Very dark brown with rich long-lasting creamy head. Some nitro action?
Smell. Strong bouquet. Full of dark fruits and dark winter spices.
Taste. strong fruity, spicey flavors: raisins, allspice, cinnamon, cranberry, orange, bitters. Relatively sweet with a mildly dry finish. Not much for hoppy.
Feel. Nice feel, sparkley, chewy, medium heavy.
Overall. Really good holiday treat. The strong statements make it something you share after dinner rather than something you serve up for dinner or set out for the Friday night party..

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 26oz bottle into pint glass in March 2016. There was no "bottled by" date on the bottle. Found this beer when visiting in New Hampshire.

Appearance: Dark with a little red, and not totally opaque. It has a very thick brown head that lasted for minutes, with a good amount of lacing.

Smell: Pleasant, and can smell some sweetness like caramel, some roasted malts, and a little earthiness.

Taste: Interesting taste and combination of flavors. There is typical Belgian sweetness with some roasted malt. Not much hop bitterness, but I do get some chocolate, a little fruit, and vanilla. There is also some Belgian sourness in the flavor. It is an interesting balance that is not too bitter, nor too sweet.

Mouthfeel: This beer is very smooth with a nice aftertaste that is not too bitter. There is a strong alcohol impression which matches the 9% ABV on the label.

Summary: This is a good ale, but much more of a Belgian ale than a stout. You will enjoy it if you like a smooth stout, that drinks like a Belgian ale. It is complex with a variety of flavors.

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Photo of Dsimenson
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,066 ratings.
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