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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

Cybercat's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4167) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Malty aroma has a tart fruity overtone and a hint of horehound. Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a thick wheat head. Malty flavor has woody and tart fruity notes, giving it an almost wine-like nature. Smooth texture has good fizz and rather wine-like body, leaving a tart and woody finish. Distinctive, enjoyable, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Thx Guy. Pours red with low white head. No serious lacing. Aroma is of grapes, caramel, malt, toffee. Taste is of acidity, cherries, red wine, belgian yeast, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle shared by Minderbinder, thanks man! Pours a medium brown with no head and no lacing. Nose is of alcohol, caramel. Taste is of cherries, lightly tart with more caramel. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and there is a little raw alcohol. Overall I thought it was OK but uninspiring, could have been a lot better if it was more fruit-forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
SBWF 2015. Hazy reddish golden beer with a small head. Fruity vinous aroma, caramel, grapes, vinegar, some woody notes. Woody citrus and grapefruit flavor, tart, vinous, some hay. Decent but also a bit unclean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
bottle shared by minderbinder, thanks dude. pours unclear bright red, orange tint, with a small off-white cap, minimal retention and lacing. caramel fruity maltiness, plain toffee, belgian spices, red apples, sherry, some lightly tart red fruits, sweet chewable leather, pepper. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; semi-sweet and spicy finish. o-k.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1317) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2015
De geur is van een typisch oud bruin. Het schenkt ook mooi bruin uit, de kraag verdwijnt bijna direct, maar dat is normaal voor deze bieren. De smaak is zuur, maar met toch nog een zachte andere smaak erin gemixed. Een zeer apart bier, niet echt volledig te vergelijken met de oud bruine van Belgie, het is iets zachter en met een speciale extra smaak erin. Een echte meevaller, zeker voor de mensen die niet van te zuur houden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (543) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
750 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Amber color, clear, with a beige head. Aromas of tart fruits, caramel, maybe smoke. Tastes oak and caramel, with some tart and acidic notes. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newastle. A hazy dark red coloured beer that pours with a quickly disappearing white head. It has a rich, spicy cherry and vanilla flavour, oak and zesty fruity notes followed by almond and sherry on the smooth finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle, 750ml corked. An unclear, dark reddish to light brown beer with a dense, light beige head. The aroma is fruity and lightly vinegarish, with prunes, some faint notes of caramel chocolate. It’s medium to full-bodied, tart and nicely carbonated, with flavors of dried fruits doing most of the manual labour. Some generic fruityness and a faint vinegar touch too. Lasting finish with prunes dominating. A nice one indeed, but it lacks depth and complexity. 150609

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ La Quinta Inn & Suites, Portland, ME
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, yeast and some tartness. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light to medium sour with a long malty, slightly sour and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Complex nose of malt, spices and whiskey. Murky brown. Big heavy body with a massive sweet malt taste. Too sweet times but with some tartness to balance it out. Alcohol throughout. Big beer.

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