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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very dark brown with ruddy highlights. The nose has notes of spice, Belgian yeast, and a touch of stewed apple. Dark caramel malt with roasted pear and apple, a touch of cinnamon, and slight yeast notes on the tongue. Light vanilla on the back end. Decent flavor and fairly complex. Nice work Sam.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Pours jet black with a tan head in a snifter glass. Vanilla and spice aroma. Almost taste like homemade cola. A little on the sweet side with some spritz from the carbonation level and and some molasses. Slight alcohol burn on the palate. Not much hop bitterness but I guess that matches the style. Nice looking bottle. Sweet Sticky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fielding (58) - - NOV 16, 2012
Pretty pour. Nice nose but the taste is confused--sort of muddled flavors with a strong alcohol flavor that was unnecessary for the alcohol content. Rather blah.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallguyinc (8) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
Great flavour. When it hits your mouth you feel a tingling of spice.next is the oak and coffee,finishing with a nice sweet chocolate treat. Well balance and a tasty brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 15, 2012
This corked and caged bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of all foam finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored body. The aroma was musty and malt hop. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of dark malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is pitch black with mahogany through the edges, the head is thick and fluffy on the pour but settles quickly to a tan coating and ring.
Aroma: Nowhere did the description mention any sourness, so Iím a bit taken back here. Iím picking up mostly a sour cherry, slightly medicinal aroma and hints of vinegar, nothing else. It smells good, but itís not what I was expecting.
Taste: Again almost no stout notes, just a cherry medicinal slightly sour taste, maybe a hint of cocoa, and a slight funk on the finish. Where is the cocoa, coffee, oak, or spice in the description? I enjoy this to a degree, but I feel very misled.
Palate: Thick, slightly syrupy, with fizzy carbonation.
Overall: Like I said in the taste section this is incredibly misleading, nowhere does this indicate that this is going to be sour or heavy on the fruits. I was expecting something entirely different. This is okay, but Iím taking away points for Sam Adams not being more direct in itís description.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (265) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown with a big tan head.Smell like some spice, vanilla, and a drops of coffee. Taste is lightly spiced, with some coffee notes and of course the chocolate. Very nice beer nice to just sip on

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
big thanks for Judes for providing this to me .. . cola, rum, oak, tar, and belgian yeast .. . quite sweet .. . abv seems to be quite well masked (in the pool) .. . almost a light air about this beer .. . good but not full/thick enough to age .. . . Becky, I think I speak for all of us when I say, "Whenís the ice cream going to get here?"

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
It's very smooth has a nice how little bit creamy in the head very rich. Slight toasty with a bit of vanilla. Their is even a bit of cola ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
The aroma is sweet and toasted with chocolate, molasses, and a touch of grass. The appearance is brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a touch of coffee and vanilla. The palate is smooth but then. Overall this is a good beer.


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