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RATINGS: 377   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle @ Utah Holiday Tasting: Pours a nice dark ruby color with a big fluffy head, very pretty. The nose is tart and balanced, full and fruity with tannins and clean and snappy hops and caramel. Tight and complex sour, I would never have expected this from Sam Adams!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy red body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, herbs, caramel, and some oak notes. Flavor of cherry, medicinal, lacto, vinous, and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigguns22 (727) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2011
A gift from a good friend; First I have seen was on Christmas .Bottle number 2460.Pours like a killians red in color.Tart,sweet and very much like a lambic.Head has tight bubbles and tan in color.Sweet and acidic like a good aged balsamic vinegar.Very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhatB420 (723) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2011
This was a nice brew to sip and enjoy. I enjoyed how there was a strong wine like backbone holding it down the whole time. Bitterness prevails here and what a treat to slowly endulge in this greatness. Although the bottle said 9% and not 7%. Right on

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
750 ml bottle brought back from Sam Adams to St. Louis by a buddy of mine who works there. Thanks again, John. Pours a ruby-red color with a thick, tinted head. Aroma of tart cherries, bretty funk, oak, and sweet malts. Flavor follows suit, with the tartness increasing as it goes down and warms, as well as some subtle hop notes emerging along with the oak. Medium-bodied, with moderate to above average carbonation and a tart, fruity, funky mouthfeel. Pretty impressive beer, and easily my favorite of the three Barrel Room Collection beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle from the Brewery- thanks Marci. Dark copper color, fizzy head. Aroma is raisin and oak. Intense tart cherry fruit taste. Like a cherry pie in a glass. Hints of oak. Rich, creamy, and warming. Not at all what I was expecting. This would be a great Thanksgiving beer- I crave turkey, cranberry sauce, a warm fire, and a table of family and friends.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle at the Holiday tasting. Perhaps thanks to Dave. Pours a cloudy brown color with a off-white/grey head. The aroma is rich cherries and oak. A rich fruity vinous flavor, tart, a nice Flemish sour. Woody. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5408) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Copper pour with tan head and lace. Sour cherry and lgiht paper. Brown sugar and sour cherry flavor. Thin and fizzy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2010
great beer, excellent sour ale from sam Adams. sour flavors of apple and cherry stand out at first, and the finish is malty with vanilla flavors. this is outstanding and underrated. probably as good as la folie and better than zuur. sour ales are hard to find so grab this one while it’s available

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Pours a thick, cream, three fingered head, slowly fades to a thin layer (should be poured slowly) and leaves a good lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Color is hazy amber. Tart fruit nose. Flavor is tart fruit and oak, the higher ABV (9%) is hidden. Clean, dry finish. Pricey at $11.95 for a caged and corked, black, 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.


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