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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Aimo
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Sam Adams Thirteenth Hour: Belgian stout, Barrel Room Collection, oak aged, 9% ABV, a LOT of head, good lacing, head is the color of uncooked pancake batter;

Appearance: black, reddish brown tint in the light;

Smell: light, sour note, bit of chocolate sweetness;

Taste/Mouthfeel: slight grape-y sourness, subtle coffee, hint of clove, oaky sweetness;

Overall: incredibly smooth, odd yet pleasant combination of flavors;

Good/Really Good

Poured into a pint glass.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of MistahBeah
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a creamy khaki head. Some visible carbonation towards the top of the glass. Healthy retention and moderate lacing. Looks like cola

The nose is of baker's chocolate and sweet dark fruits. Plums and cherries are evident. Some tart-smelling apples too. Smells very sweet. Possibly molasses

Taste is a little more tart upfront. Apples and plums. There are cherry notes as well. The rest is sweetness that lingers. Lots of chocolate. A little coffee. Sweetness is slightly cloying. Some spicy yeast rounds it out

Feels full bodied and creamy. Thick and chewy - almost syrupy. A little spice bite

Not bad overall. I was hoping for more stout qualities. A little too sweet. I think this could have used some anise to make this a little more balanced and complex. I would pick up any other Belgian strong dark ale before revisiting this but if you can't get anything else its at least worth the try

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle - $9.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with an initially tall, foamy beige head. Essentially no lacing.

Smell: Dark fruitiness (raisin, black cherry, plum), darkish not-so-bitter chocolate hints, a little basic coffee roastiness. Spicy touches of pepper, muted clove. Subtle oak hints. A bit more yeast noted in the nose than in the flavor (the sweetness is to blame there).

Taste: Roasted maltiness, also some toasty, coffee-accented notes as well as some dark chocolate. Slight dark rum vibe as the approaching dark fruitiness sets in and a distinct sweet & sour quality takes hold. Further raisin and pepper. Stays rather fruity and still considerably sweet on the back half obscured some light qualities of oak, yeast. Sweet (candyish nearly), fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation. Slight slick, tongue-coating action.

Overall: Displays a staunch fruitiness with a bit more sweetness than desired, I'd prefer a touch less sweetness and still a hair more carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,064 ratings.
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