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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red: This unique brew defies traditional beer style definition. The rich, malty brew combines notes of tart fruit from the yeast with a toasty oak character from the barrel aging. The long dry finish is almost wine-like. This is a beer that is satisfying on its own and also pairs well with many foods such as braised or roasted meats, beef stews and strong salty cheeses.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1956) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Dark coppery color with a thin tannish head. Tart, fruity, but dark. Cherry, fig, leading to a punchy finish. Light oak and earthiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Scott. Poured a reddish/ amber with a smaller to average beige tight foamy head. Aroma of vinegar, balsamic, wet barrel, sour cherries, model glue. Average body with average carbonation, a weird combo of sour and big maltiness along with a lingering sour burn. Flavor is tart, along with cherry skins, vinegar, slight red wine, wine soaked bread. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Very, very tarty. Very strong aroma. Sour taste though fruity. Lasting sour grape finish. Excellent and unique.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Liked this a lot. Tart enough to be interesting, some funky moldy bread aroma.flavor kind of reminded me a little of sourdough bread. A little oaky, some red berry/fruity flavors. Solid beer, would get some more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a lingering tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1231) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours a deep reddish amber with a thin tan head. The aromas are dark fruit, sour. The mouthfeel is sourdry and bitter with a strong crabonation and medium body. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
A corked and caged 1 pt. 9.4 oz. bottle yields a clear, dark brown liquid with hints of red hue. There is a substantial tan head that lingers until the glass is empty, leaving good lacing. The aroma is earthy, fruity and spicy. There is also a hint of alcohol in the nose. Palate entry is sweet and short-lived as flavors of dark cherry, raisin, port wine and peppery spice quickly take over. The oak barrel aging really peeks through in the finish, which is gloriously well-balanced, complex and long-lasting. ABV comes in at 9.0 percent. Very Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1168) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. not my style of beer but could appreciate the complexity of this beer. Was happy to try it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Seriously good. Brown, slightly fruity, and sour. There’s a bit of vinegar taste that makes it feel slightly "cheap" but other than that, a surprising entry into the world of sours by Samuel Adams.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with a medium frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy tart fruit, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and good carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good beer.


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