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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
The pour is a hazy, blood red color with an average, dark beige, fizzy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is pleasant with a brett-like tartness, minimal mushroom funk, toasted oak, light vanilla, tart black cherry, some vinous-like tannins, and maybe just a bit of chocolate. The flavor starts out pleasant with similar black cherry, light chocolate, some vanilla and toasted oak, only hints at some funk, much less tart than the nose led on. The middle is actually mostly sweet with just hints of toasted oak and funk for some depth, and the finish is somewhat tannic, bringing some bitterness with some dry chocolate notes and black cherry left on the tongue. The palate is nice with a lively carbonation, medium to full body, and a coating but refreshing mouthfeel with some dryness on the back end. Actually a pretty nice beer from SA with the mild tart notes and the subtle oak complexities but just a few things could have been better... The middle could have used some balancing bitterness or tartness, the complexity was fair for the strength and style, and the tartness seems to disappear in the flavor. Nice offering but not worth the money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head and a strong toffee aroma. There is a tart oak and smoked malt flavor with a dry plum finish. A pretty good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle from Liquor Max. Pours very ruddy amber with a boamy beige/tan head. Smellsof redwine andoak. Med body/foamy carb. Sourt start. Reddish grapey/fruit flavor. And a touch of chocolate?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1534) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle via Bonster and the guys at this weeks random blind tasting. Flat with slim lacing. Deep copper all the way thru. The helix of taste from the oak and msturdy malt body twang with some fleeting vanilla and then the tannic finish that is long and airy. I fell asleep on the couch after half a glass., but I had a long week. They let me sleep untill making fun of me got old and then they woke me up and told me to get drinking. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Ruby red, beige head. Aroma is spicy, cherry, oak. Taste is cherry, some spicy fresh oak splinters, caramel. Very cool bottle, ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
750ml bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy light tan head and copper color. Aroma is wood, medium malt, sour/tart. Taste is wood, medium malt, sour/tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Thanks to Ed from Heritage for sharing. Light red color. Very light aroma with yeast. Flavor has just a hint of brett, and it is over a year old, so this beer has had time. Very light metallic and grain flavors. It is great they attempted it, but would have been better if they had executed properly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Slightly cloudy red. Tart, cherry-ish aroma. Tastes winey, and fruity, with a little bit of oak. Not particularly complex, but tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (649) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Pours reddish, with a light to medium tan head. Aroma of fruit, malty and oak notes. Tastes of a Belgian with fruit. The bottle aging and the oak are there too, but subtle. Also, fairly smooth. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting. Dark orange, very small khaki head. the aroma is tart fruit, little bit of sweetness behind it. The flavor is honey, tart berries. There is a little bit of oakiness that comes toward the finish. Pretty good attempt, considering, but lacks complexity.

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