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RATINGS: 362   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Clear reddish-brown with an off-white head. Aroma of cherry, wood, and vanilla. Taste is not nearly as sweet as I though it would be. Itís more woody and semi-sour. Medium bodied, a little dry. Itís decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (752) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Great beer from Sam Adams!! Deep amber pour. Nose is balsamic, soy, tart cherries and sweet/sour dark fruit. Flavor follows with light sour, balsamic (sweet and tart), sour vinegar. Great overall. Lighter body, and enjoyable. Great beer!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured warm, reddish-amber with a well-retained beige head and quite a bit of rising carbonation. The aroma picked up tart cherry vinegar and oak, with spicy fruits, peppery warmth, and floral notes around.. warm bourbon barrel feel on the back of the nose, sans the bourbon if ya know what I mean. The flavor opened with moderately tart cherries, oak, and some dark fruit skins.. meaty fruit and a touch of biscuity character at the core.. dry, tart finish with peppery spices, dark fruit skins, and oak. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. moderately tart throughout (which was just the right level).. well-balanced and complex, yet clean. This was very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3769) - - OCT 14, 2012
bottle. clear red with a small head. tart red fruit(purple grape, cherry), some funky oak. lots of cherry and grape flavor with a modest tartness. not overly acidic. mellow wood notes. medium body. not overly carbonated, but the level is noticeable. red wine aftertaste. tons of red fruit and berry flavors. iím impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (952) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown. Quickly receding head. Aroma of oak, red fruit, cocoa, berries. Tastes winey, strong oak, light vanilla, red plums, good acidity, hoppy finish. The oak is a bit overpowering. In the style of a Flanderís Red Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
750ml bottle, shared by Tmoney99. Mostly clear red orange color. Little khaki head. Little lace. Good woody nose. Light spicy hop. Tart taste. Soft, tingly carbonation, on the lighter side, dry finish. Caramel, light hint of chocolate. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Very nice beer. Good aroma of caramel and cherries. Taste is primarily cherries with an underlying caramel malt flavor. Very smooth and a full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5427) - Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a semi-transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells sweet, yeasty, and malty. Tastes tart and sour. Good on the palate. Good, but not what I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Unique bottle. Corked and caged. 750mL, BRC. Pours brown color, hint of red. Thin tan foam. Aroma of sour cherries, tart yeast, sweet malts, oak wood, with some earthy notes. Flavor of tart cherries, wood, oak tannins, tart malts, sour yeast, and a touch of tart vinous character. Finishes tart, very much like a Sour Ale. Honestly I was expecting an Imperial Red. Instead I got a Flemish Red. Very well done, just not what I had anticipated. (3485)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bomber. Poured a deep amber with a red tint. Thin tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, earth, faint malt. Flavor was lots of sour cherries, earthy yeast, some oak, a touch of biscuity malt. Quite vinous. Moderately sour, mild to moderately sweet, low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel; soft carbonation. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer; itís a real sour ale. Good for Sam Adams.


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