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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (700) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep orangish brown with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma is ripe fruit, some earthy oakiness, and a bit of funk. Lively and fizzy on the palate. Flavor is fruit, oak, a bit of metallic tang. Finish is dry, with a bit of lingering fizzy candy. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours brownish red with one finger light tan head. Aroma is nice malt, tart berries, faint vinegar hints,oaky vanilla, pretty woody. Taste is nice..... but disappointing, sweet malt, tons of vanilla oak wood flavor, tartness is very faint, weak vinegar, was hoping that this would be more tart as the aroma suggested. Not bad, sam adams is working on makin some better brews and i think they are doing well, but this sour needs a bit of tweaking .E

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoostIPA (1100) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a brune color with a tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of dark fruit and so much wood... the taste is pure oak and moss, followed by some rum soaked fruitcake and an alcohol burn. High boost. Unlike CIB brews, no veggies are offered though. Pretty tame but oh so high boost. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Poured from a fancy 750ml bottle. Pours with little head and low carbonation. The aroma is dried fruits, cherries. The flavor is tart, dried fruits, toffee, slight chocolate, cherries, berries, metallic. Not a bad beer. A bit restrained.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bootle un Vegas. Poured hazy dark red brown with decent tan head. Aroma of wild fruit thats slightly sour. Med carb and body. Slight bitter taste. Not a winner.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpongeRuiner (562) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Thanks for the split HisBoyElroy. Very nice smell. But everything else was a different story. Not much to it and kind of plain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a tawny reddish brown color with a thin light tan head that falls quickly to a ring leaving thick lacing. Aromas of caramel, tart cherry, oak, and brett. Taste is tart but includes some musty notes, fruity apple and pear, clove, slight bit of banana and finishes slightly bitter and quite drying. With the drying finish comes some of the oak and woodsy characteristics in the taste. Medium, sticky body, with high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Hazy red-brown body, thin cream head. Woody, tannic, red wine nose, tart and almost lactic and Rodenbachesque. Vinous, tart, and sweet body with lots of grape skin, berries, and wood.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kwilk (3) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013 does not count
Ruby red to brown, creamy tan head. Beautiful aroma. Malty, bright fruit, lightly woody, smells as if it will be a really good sour beer. The palate/flavor is a bit disappointing, as the sour flavor is much less prevalent, although still there. Long finish on this one. Overall, definitely a good beer, just a bit less sour and complex than you’d expect from the nose.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (229) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Aroma I amazing and smells like it would be a pretty sour beer. I was kind of disappointed with the taste. Starts like a mild sour, but it finishes kind of like an ale.


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