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Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Thirteenth Hour Stout

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark Belgian-style stout with notes of spice, coffee, chocolate & oak The 13th Hour Is The Witching Hour and a time when strange brews can occur With 13 ingredients, we combine the roasted chocolate and coffee notes of a stout with the complex spicy character of a Belgian-style ale aged in oak for a dark, robust, and bewitching brew.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12348) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary, courtesy of Bryan’s friend and Eric, thanks! Opaque dark brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of lightly funky coffee. Taste is cocoa, coffee, just enough of a touch of funk to be noticeable but not overwhelming. Light body. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Black with off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, light tart notes, light oak. Tastes of chocolate, oak, light licorice, herbs, light tart dark fruit and wine. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Interesting belgian-ish style stout. Has elements of a stout and a Belgian...light roast, chocolate, dark fruit and spice. The x factor here is Sam Adams special yeast, causing juuuust a bit of twang in the aroma and flavor, and adding a unique level of tart apple like complexity."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (383) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Wow. This is a great beer. Poured from a bottle. Great color (dark brown) low head, sharp bourbon flavor, smooth, just the right ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (942) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Medium mahogany color, medium off white head. Complex aroma, of fruit, grape and syrup smell. Medium body with a complex flavor and a medium flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (705) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
An interesting aroma of spice, Belgian yeast, and a hint of coffee. Dark brown color no head. A sweet taste of spice, banana and coffee with a watery feel and a tart spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
teemoney (79) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Poured from bottle into chalice. Dark brown color with soapy tan head. Smells of sweet dark fruit and a little spice and belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells, with some oak barrel character as well. A little bit of lingering bitterness. Feel is medium- thin and crisp. So basically, this beer is really just like a belgian quad. I don’t get any of the chocolate/ coffee stout notes that are listed in the description (edit: just tiny bit after it warms a little, but not much). I actually like it though, and I rated it objectively rather than going by the description. I think if they just called it a Dark Belgian Ale it would make more sense.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is faint chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is light roasted malts, chocolate. I was expecting more complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (874) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark docter pepper pour with a big off white head. Raisin, spice, oak, cherry chocolate, coffee, dried figs. Medium body. Acidic, sourness throughout. Dried fruits all the way. Nice but not my style

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours black/dark brown with a taller khaki head that settles to a thick film/ring and leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves marshmallows soaked in bad wine with a dash of cocoa. Quite sweet, fairly tart, sort of bitter. Full body, soft, oily, finishing oaky and dry. I don’t think I like this very much.


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