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 AOShabaz
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The corked, caged bottle. Sampled on March 15, 2013.

It pours charcoal black but not jet black with a moderate beige head that lingers and laces.

The aroma is more oak and dark fruit heavy than with esters of chocolate and coffee. I did not get that "stout" aroma that In usually get with stouts. There's a little yeast and malt but it is downplayed.

The body is medium to full with a certain acidity.

The taste is a step up from the aroma with a slightly more forward malt and yeast character but the oak and dark fruits tend to supersede it. Low to moderate bitterness at the end that does not last.

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Photo of tgavrilos
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of AJ01923
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FlemingVSKing
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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Photo of jsulko
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter glass

Pours a very darkish brown with reddish hints. Decent off white head.

Smell has dark fruits and some roasted maltyness.

Taste has the dark fruits and some coffee notes. Roasty flavor also comes through. Yeast makes itself known a bit on the finish.

Didn't wow me. Not enough going on to go out of the way for.

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Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mothman
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark ruby brown. Tan fizzy head and lots of it.

This beer tastes more like a sour than a stout. A lot of sour/tart cherries. Roasted malts and chocolate. Belgian yeast flavors. Some oak and toffee.

Lighter bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Doesn't feel like 9%.

I thought this beer was fairly average. Just not really digging how sour it was. I probably won't drink this again.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of krl2112
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of kluless59
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of nakedninjaturtle
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JSkone09
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of cjgator3
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark brownish black color with a tan head with great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma has some sour funk with oak and dark fruits and roasted malts.

T- The taste is dark and roasty along with some dark fruits, oak and a yeasty finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I really enjoyed the Thirteenth Hour. It was a great new beer from Sam Adams.

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Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rons35
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of JHendu
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 1,066 ratings.
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