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%
 
 
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45
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226
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4
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As this was poured in a snifter the head took over and built a massive wall of foam that quickly ran away. The color was a tidy dark brown, maybe prune juice color.

There's a lot of scents in the nose but none of those in the label descriptions. There's a fruity prune or date, yeasts, Juicyfruit gum, wine or port and then a Worcestershire sauce like aroma.

The flavors were tart, much better as it warmed, and began to resemble a Quad. I also caught more wine and port like flavors before it ended in the Worcestershire sauce.

The feel is quite mellow and as it warmed there was more viscosity.

The Worcestershire sauce aroma and taste worries me as soy sauce flavor means a yeast issue and perhaps just a bad bottle. That flavor was light and the overall experience was better than average.

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2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: First off, the bottle this comes in is beautiful. Pours a dark brown body with a nice beige head. Good retention. I was excited to try it!

S: Tart scent, light Belgian yeast undertones and a few fruits. Not bad, but my excitement is waning. I did not expect such a dark beer described as "stout" to smell so tart!

T: As expected, this is quite tart, with light oak notes and a hint of chocolate. And of course, that unmistakable Belgian yeast. Light spice aftertaste, but it's overpowered by a sour taste.

M: This beer is smooth, with medium carbonation and a light-medium body. Appropriate for the style. Overall, it doesn't do anything extraordinary here.

O: I could drink a glass of this, but would have no interest in having it again. I've had Belgian dark ales before, but none so tart as this.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thirteenth Hour Stout
750 ML caged cork brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a dark mahogany with a khaki colored head on top. Thick trails of sticky lace decorate the glassware.

An interesting nose with whiffs of fermented fruit and funky yeast.

A chewy malt backbone with flavors of dark fruits, like cherries or plums. There is also a chocolate quality as well, think Cella's Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries in liquid form with a subtle funky yeast twang.

This beer is very smooth with a remarkable carbonation level. I certainly taste the distinctive belgian yeast with hints of cloves and possible banana notes. The 9% ABV is really well hidden as this beer is surprisingly easy to drink, I was expecting more of a sipper type brew.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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