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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
17.05.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, bubblegum, yeast, banana, dried fruits, grass, hay, almond essence, flowers, dark malts, alcohol. Taste is slightly harsh sour-ish grassy, yeast, harsh grass, alcohol, almond essence, oak, dried fruits, banana, flowers, dark malts. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Meh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is a black beer with a fizzy tan head on the pour that changes to a foamy head with brown syrup and holds. The aroma is very sweet like it was aged in a wine barrel. The flavor is sweet fruit and alcohol which dominates any malty or roasted character of a stout. A background thread of chocolate runs through the whole thing. Pretty bad cold but pretty good closer to 60 deg F. Very smooth for its strength. Rating reflects warmer temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
bottle in trade with Ron. Dark, clear, orange highlights, thick head, nice full retention. A bit of Belgian yeast noted right away, sour, cherries, a bit of cocoa and coffee along with typical Belgian spices. Palate starts smooth and creamy, a bit sharp then, and the flavors come in, the same ones from the nose. Fairly complex. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Location: Bottle purchased at the Tasting Room in MA back in the fall, 5/6/14, Bottle #3242

Aroma: The nose of this is heavy dark fruit, smells quite sweet, chocolate, and wood/oak
Appearance:It pours a dark brown color, with a fizzy beige head and streaky lace
Flavor: Tastes rather sweet too, dark fruit, cherry, some chocolate, spice, and a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a pretty fizzy carbonation, and a tingly, spiced finish
Overall Impression: For some reason I found this beer hard to process. Iím not entirely sure how I felt about it, nor am I sure exactly what kind of beer this is. I would almost call it a quad stout? That doesnít really make sense, but itís the flavor/feel that Iím getting from this beer. Sam Adams has some great bottles for these barrel room beers too. Showing off that biggest "micro" money. Anyway, I guess I just have to give this beer a mixed review, because I donít know how I feel. Iíll score it here...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (517) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Fresh bottle (bottle share). Pours black with not much head. Aroma is chocolate, faint coffee. Taste is interesting...the oak-aging doesnít hit for me very much. I get some spiciness from the belgian yeast and the chocolate/coffee notes. Polarizing in the tasting group. Not bad in my opinion but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bomber bottle.. Pours dark with nice lacing and alcohol taste and smell.. Good palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2616) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2014
750ml bottle, cellar aged ~14 months. Aroma of dark sugars and chocolate sweetness, along with notes of licorice, vanilla, and molasses, some faint currant, dried fruit and oak present here as well. Dark brown-black in color with a lasting, foamy, light tan head and very fine lacing to match. Flavor profile is full of dark brown sugar sweetness, lightly tart and dried fruit tones, raisin, black cherry, mild oakiness and earth, more vanilla, faint roast and estery, spicy Belgian yeast showing late, and plenty of dark chocolate lurking in the background throughout. Smooth and creamy on the palate with a certain tanginess and mild tartness, body is fairly full. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2276) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Part of the Barrel Room Collection at the LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour, looking like cola. Beige head is creamy, has good retention and thick creamy lace. Mild aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Also, yeast and maybe wheat giving out banana notes. Hints of alcohol. The taste starts off sour, so not sure if suppose to be this way, or infected (never had one of those from this good brewer). You can also taste some burnt malts (smokey oak) and light spices. I think the sourness took over the coffee, as I cannot detect any. A disappointing finish to the trio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3381) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. Pours brown with a huge beige head, aroma of brett, chocolate, cherry, wood, flavor is bretty with chocolate, cherry, wood, light acidity, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (647) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very active cloudy bright yellow with a thin white bubbly head. Aroma is grass, lemon, wheat, spice, and orange peel. The taste a follows suit and adds more lemon zest, white wine notes, and wheat malts at first. The mouthfeel is bright and clean with high carb. Full bodied at first, middle is refreshing and crisp, the finish comes back strong with a bit of a sticky syrup feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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