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RATINGS: 361   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, lively apple butter brown with a nose of pleasant fig, sour brown sugar, earthy wood, and spiced red wine. Flavor is tart and assertive dark berry mashed in wet wooden barrels and left outside to collect leaves. Dank and musty finish of wood, earth, and plumb. Lingers on the tongue. Good beer but too malty for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5470) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 750 ml grenade shaped bottle. Pours a dark copper with a thin, but long lasting off-white head. Aroma is pleasantly sour, vinegar, sour candy. Flavor is similar with some nice sour notes akin to sweet and sour candy, rather than a vinegar-like sourness. I often wonder if the gene that controls my "sour" taster isnít working as I can never describe a sour beer accurately, A sour beer fest would be a waste of time for me! Sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours a deep brown, little head. Nose of tart fruit, cherries, raisins, some chocolate and caramel. Very rich in body, tart cherries are dominant. The barrel is just a hint in the flavor profile, but noticeable. This really reminded me of Russian Riverís Concecration. Wish I had another bottle!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (940) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours reddish brown with a small, fast fizzling light brown head. Smells fruity, oaky, and a tiny bit sour. Taste is sour, fruity, and a bit of oak. Light-to-medium bodied with a lightly prickly texture and average mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red finishes with some light sourness.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
WallStirctly (57) - - SEP 1, 2012
Good for what it is, but it really isnít a beer and if youíre looking for a good full bodied beer like you might be when picking up a sammy...put this one back. Itís more like a wine or sparkling wine. In my opinion, disgusting. And I have a very wide taste in beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1232) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Deep red/brown with a generous tan head and nice lace. Big dark fruit aromas, dominated by black cheery, plum and fig. Flavor profile is all about tartness, almost sour, with cherries, caramel and red grapes leading the way. Almost like drinking a port. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, modest carbonation, and a lingering sweetness in the finish. Nice dessert treat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Aroma is tart fruit, malts and oak. The flavor is berries, tart fruit, a note of syrup and a mildly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3701) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Red brown in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of wood, berries, tart, leather. Taste is of oak, sour cherries, berries, leather, light vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3928) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Deep red in color. Ugly bottle. The smell is tart, fruit, wood, vinegar, earth, acidic. Clear. Light tan head. The taste is earth, must, wood, fruit, tart, decent complexity, and ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Brief taste of red wine gives way to a strong sour bite of tart fruit (plums and raisins). The beer goes dry rather quickly and starts to divulge tastes of oak and a hint of powdery chocolate. Light touch of alcohol. Vinous tastes build in intensity. Bone dry finish leaves briefly lingering tastes of oak and chocolatey fruit.


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