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:
#23,413
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
1,067
Liked:
653
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
15.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
226
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,067 |  Reviews: 287
Photo of RichardMNixon
2.2/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: very dark with nice tan head. Decent retention
S: Not much when cold. As it warmed up I got a very sour smell with lots of cherry and wood, not what I was expecting. A touch of unpleasant vomit aroma got in there too.
T: Palatable but nothing special. Advertised chocolate, coffee, and spice; I just got sour, and not a good sour. 9% alcohol was very subdued though, no noticeable heat.
M: Again nothing remarkable.

Not worth the price tag.

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Photo of beernads
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of MNBeer1017
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of GetTheYayo
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of Blackshayde
2.42/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not impressed with this one at all. Aroma consisted of plum, tobacco and vanilla oak. Taste was generally fruity with a small alcohol burn, nothing strong or very interesting. Became bored with this beer after first glass. Most prominent taste was plum and black licorice. Certainly not worth the hefty price tag and the barrel house Tripel is 100x better.

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Photo of ibbjamin
2.43/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Too thin and comes off confused.

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Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
2.47/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Sour. And not in a good way. For me the combination of Belgian sour-style with the coffee notes of a stout just did not work. The sour flavor overwhelmed the characteristics of a stout, and allowed little of the other ingredients to reveal themselves. I was disappointed & found this beer off-putting

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Photo of kynap55
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of dannyfayy
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Japple
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of krl2112
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of HisBoyElroy
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Colosdog
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Durb777
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of classixIII
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of lackenhauser
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of hmvalp
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of remitrom
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of bugiscooby03
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Ike_Potter
2.53/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Less KMF than the stony brook red but still good

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Photo of Tsuacad
2.61/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gixugif
2.67/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Nice dark looking beer with maybe a half-inch head of small bubbles. Head seems to last a decent amount of time and leave a nice bit of lacing. Overall a very nice looking beer.

Smell isn't too significant. I can pick up some chocolate and the alcohol is obvious. Reminds me a lot of wine.

The best way I can describe the taste is that it is very much like a wine with a little chocolate. Quite sweet. The taste of alcohol comes through quite strong. It's nice but I feel any of the more subtle flavors are completely overpowered.

This beer has a pretty carbonated feel to it though I wouldn't place it on the level of a soda. I almost want to call it light and slightly oily - it seems to linger in your mouth for a while after swallowing.

Found this to be quite disappointing. I really wish more flavors came through. It had a strong taste of alcohol like it which I do like, but overall I just found it a tad less then middling. It wasn't that interesting and I didn't think the combination of chocolate, fruitiness and strong alcohol worked too well.

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Photo of Briken
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Black with a tan, frothy head and great retention. Light oak, yeast and a metallic aroma. Strong Belgian sugar and yeast with oak, sweet chocolate, and earthy stone fruit notes. Earthy finish and linger. Semi-dry, thin, and neutral feel with a light fuzz.

Subtle and interesting flavor but metallic notes persist and linger. Ultimately, an okay but rather boring beer with no outstanding qualities and a few problems that would be okay to share small pours with a few people. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

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Photo of Drankin
2.74/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought in a 3 pack with some other ones.

This beer is really hard to drink. The clashing flavors are a bit too much. A stout should be a stout and a Belgian a Belgian. Smell is offputting and the taste is way too funky. Reminds me of those chocolate oranges, which i was never a fan of. Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Lucky there's no lingering aftertaste, so as difficult as it might be to finish the glass, at least it won't linger.

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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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