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

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)
BA SCORE
61.2%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 1,067 ratings
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
Ranking:
#23,467
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
1,067
Liked:
653
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
15.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
227
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,067 |  Reviews: 287
Photo of maleman
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - poured from a pint bottle, thick and dark with an tan-colored, creamy head. Good amount of lacing.
S - heavy malt, caramel and coffee.
T - not nearly as much bite as I would have expected. more phenol than malt.
M - kind of weak considering the characteristics. Oily, with only a bit of aftertaste.
O - had high expectations, but they were not met. just not indicative of the genre, IMO.

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Photo of rangerred
3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration.

The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd.

This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky.

Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.

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Photo of mebummer
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of sirtomtom
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I have to say, I really love these goofy looking barrel bottles. Anyway...

A: Very dark color. Up to light, lets out a faint red light. Poured a thin 1 finger head, which dissipated almost immediately.

S: Chocolate, caramel, fig, and a bit of booze

T: A bit of caramel and fig up front, melting into a warm booziness, finishing of with a mild effervescence, chocolate, oak and a light boozey finish. However there was no booze induced burn. Very smooth with a mild sweetness.

M: Expected a bit more. Rather thin, not watery, just thin.

O: A very nice beer. Smooth, a touch of sweetness, and chocolate make this beer very drinkable. Barrel aging could have been extended to help mellow out the booze. I would definitely buy this beer again.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mitch3114
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Grinky
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Milkysunshine
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of spikechiquet
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jplopez21
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of halo913
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of AntLeatherface
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Eaglefan344
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of BeerManDan
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When poured the color was a very, very dark brown with medium tight tan foam with very little if any lace on the side of the glass. The smell of roasted malts, caramel, candy spice with a hint of chocolate and coffee. The flavor that came across the palate was of spice, bitter/sweet chocolate and a hint of raisin. On the palate there was a sweet/bitterness of all the flavor component in this complex stout.

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Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of TheDarkKnight
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Black or nearly so color. Two and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is initially poor with the last half finger sticking around a good while. A short ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Starts out with something like a ginger bread cookie - Christmas spices, brown sugar, caramel, sugar, and a bread/dough mix. Roast is next followed by sugar plums, dates, currants, and dark karo syrup. Booze is very well hidden. It's definitely closer to a BSDA than a stout. It's pretty much an American BSDA. Pretty good whatever it is.

3.5 T: Like the nose, but a little less depth of flavor. Spices, caramel, brown sugar, and bread. Dark sweet fruits - raisin, candied plums, currants, and sticky dates. Again booze is well hidden. Not bad.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness. Reasonably creamy. Good here.

3.5 D: Overall good effort. It was a little pricey though, so I doubt I'd buy it again. No faults and solid all around.

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Photo of daledeee
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 bottle that has been in my frig for at least 2 months.

Pours a very dark color with nice frothy head and good lacing.

Nose spicy and dark fruit.

Taste: The label said stout. I have had a lot of stouts lately so I really didn't need another one. Reading a little closer and it is more of a Belgian ale. The taste backs this up. This is a rather sweet beer with roasted malt and dark fruits such as prunes. Some spiciness and licorice.

I found this beer pretty enjoyable. Good mouth feel with not a strong alcohol undertone. A pretty good offering overall.

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Photo of I-Beir-the-Bel
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of DMB
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 61.2% out of 100 with 1,067 ratings
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