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RATINGS: 357   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2624) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out cloudy red/brown topped with a small sand head. Aroma was cherries, sour, tart, barrel, and vinegar. Taste was a little letdown but more of the cherries, tart, and funk. Like I said before the best thing about the Barrel Room beers I have had was the cool bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Pours a cherry red .. good foam .. light in the nose .. flavours of cherry , light oak and a light tartness, well balanced .. i wanna try their kriek .. good stuff!

Wow, the old McNair place. Never thought they’d get the floors clean after what happened. ..

Why? What happened?

..They had a lot of cats. ..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
A reddish brown ale with a super thick moka head. A pleasant aroma of sour cherries, oak barrell, epsom salts, light treacle. In mouth, caramel malt with sour cherries, lactic points, resinous, alcohol, puckering sourness, interesting offering from Sam Adams. Tasted July 5 2010.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2010
The beer poured a hazy reddish color with a small off-white head. The aroma was woody and mildly tart. Lightly fruity with some cherry notes. The flavor was mildly tart, fruity and earthy. Just a hint of wild character. Favorite out of the three barrel beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Reddish pour, off white head. Aroma has some sweet dried cherries, dried apricots, oak and yeast. Flavor is barely tart. But not overly sweet. Its actually an interesting beer. The sweet and tartness almost cancel each other out in an odd way. Cherry flavor, oak, dry yeasty flavors. Pretty good. Better than I thought it would be.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1266) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Medium amber color. Citrus aroma. Flavor is certainly unique. Mouthfeel thinner than expected, making for a rather refreshing brew. Tart oak notes are well defined. Where’s the 9%? Very well masked.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
A: A nice red leaning amber color with a mild pinkish-white head. S: A really nice nose on this one. The typical wild ale aromas of oak, sour cherries, a bit of vanilla, lactic acid, and perhaps just a hint of vinegar and berries. T: Nothing too exciting going on here. Mildly tart and a light fruit note, but not at all complex and a bit of sweet cherry flavor. M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. D: A decent enough sour with a really nice nose, but the flavor is sort of bland. Still, a good one to give a try and something unexpected from Sam Adams.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle pours deep ruby with a tan head. Aroma is brett, oak, light lactic (berry) and light acetic (cherry balsamic). Flavor shows basically the same. While I must say that I was rather impressed with this offering, in the broad spectrum of the style I think it’s a little one dimensional. Don’t get me wrong, i’m not sharing my bottle, but there is much room for improvement. I wish that I had bought another while I was out there to put some age on it, oh well. Hopefully this will continue to be available in the future.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpoelma (5) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2010 does not count
Deep brown red color with tan lingering head. Dark fruits, Tart, oaky, alcohol. bitter finish. Fuzzy foamy mouthfeel

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
the beer poured a nice deep amber body and a good light brown head. The smell and taste a just as the label says. A citrus tart is a sweet beer. good carbonation.


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