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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3020) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1214) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkbachman (181) - - OCT 23, 2012
Smells and tastes like an old sour beer. Very distinct aroma. Very smooth taste and complex yeast flavor. Very drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a very dark amber color with a slightly yellow head, that fades to almost nothing quickly. Smells sour and almost vinegary with a small hint of fruit. Taste is sour on the front taste and the after taste is very vinous. Moderate carbonation but leaves a dry taste in your mouth like a red wine. Very interesting beer. Might even be a beer to suggest to people who are more interested in wines.

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