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RATINGS: 394   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1640) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Nothing specific out of the ordinary, yet still somehow an unusual blend of flavors. Chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar, wood, funk...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting courtesy of thedm and hotstuff - Pours very dark amber-brown with a tan head. The aroma is of dark roast malt, dark fruit, and alcohol. It’s bubbly and sweet, overly sweet in my opinion, with chocolate and maybe a slight coffee flavor. The sweetness lingers in the medium to full bodied brew. I expected more out of this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3101) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2012
750 ml bottle about a year old. Used a snifter. Nose is burnt malt, mild sour oak and chocolate. The taste shows a good amount of Belgian yeast and sugar components. Some sweetness does come from the malts. The whole overall feel reminds me of a Belgian Double or dark ale. The barrel aging is only lightly noticeable. The body of the beer is medium with soft carbonation. This is a nice brew and crafted well. But after it’s all said and done if I’m buying another of the Barrel Room Collection brews, I wouldn’t choose this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
pours a opaque dark brown with a large tan foamy head, and great lacing. smell is of dark fruit, cocoa, musty, a touch of vanilla, and some spice. taste is of dark fruit, yeast, dark chocolate, a little vanilla, brown sugar, some sweet fruits in the back, malt, chocolate covered cherries, spice, some wood, and a touch of coffee. ends smooth and a tad thin. very complex compared to your fathers imperial stout. definitely a good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
frank0830 (59) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Served in a snifter, this poured with a very thick beautiful head and a dark cola like consistency. The head take a bit to settle and once it does, the stout begins to shine but just isn’t there yet. The oak comes through as does coffee and a bit of dark cherries and rasin. The caramel wants to peak through as does the roasty chocolate that should be found in every stout but lacks. I am a little disappointed in this but plan to buy another and revisit next fall. It needs some time and I believe Mr. Koch intended that when he put a cork in it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2012
750 ml corked and caged barrel-shaped bottle. Pours a deep dark brown to almost black with a medium beige head that falls into a blanket after a couple minutes. Aroma consists of wet river rock, dark fruit (cherries, raisins), barnyard funk, chocolate caramels, molasses. Taste is like a cross between an English imperial stout (think Samuel Smith) and a Flemish red--sweet and lightly tart, fruity. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation soft. Unique and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle:   Deep cola, moderate to large frothy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Molasses is strong, otherwise soft dark pitted fruit, a little musty.   Smidgen of Gingerbread cookie dough.   Musty/Barnish notes of dark pitted fruit, a little bit of burnt brown sugar and molasses.   Not a real robust example.   Not really getting any oak in this one.   Nor chocolate, nor coffee.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tart finish, a little dry, dark pitted fruit, mustiness, a little dank, with very faint roasted malts.   Seems more of a Belgian Dark Strong versus an Imperial Stout.... but whatever, enjoyable even tho nothing stands out.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (721) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Dark brown almost black with tan head. Chocolate and cherries in aroma. Smooth palate. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors with an underlying flavor of cherries. A little tartness in finish. Very nice unique brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1029) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla and cold coffee. Complex and interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is initially sweet roast, cocoa, dry Belgian character, some tart dark fruits. The flavor is a complex mix; roasted malts and chocolate, dark fruits with a slight tart character, dry, sweet Belgian character, mild spices and oak. Overall, this is worth trying, but I probably wouldn’t seek this out again.


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