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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle pours a brown nice head. Smells tastes of dark fruits caramel spices not a whole lot of oak Judy enough sweet spice. Good blend of beer. I like it a lot

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksosh (6) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
Aroma was pretty intense, with a deep chocolately/roasty smell, with hints of banana and possibly cherries. Appearance was as expected from a stout - dark opaque brownish black, with minimal head. Taste is interesting... not sure Iím a huge fan. A light sweetness at first, followed by a combination of medium bitter taste and a light sour taste, with the sour finishing out the aftertaste. Palate has a full body that actually feels somewhat lighter due to a little carbonation on the tongue. Has a thick, creamy texture, almost oily? Finish is pretty long, especially in the back of the throat. Overall a pretty good beer, although definitely not my favorite. Without the sourness and with a little more sweetness, it would probably bump up the taste quite a bit (in my opinion).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dark brown pour, chocolate brown head. Roast, cocoa, prunes, raisin aroma. Flavor is sweet up front, asphalt, charred wood, chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Beautiful 750 mL bottle. (Even if the beers arenít always top notch, you can always count on the Boston Beer Company for a beautiful bottle. Frankly, Iíd rather they go with a plain bottle and drop the price.) This one is different - kinda like a Belgian Brown mixed with a sweet stout. The oak is present, but not overdone, which is nice. Body is thinner than it perhaps should be. Really interesting, though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
750 c&c from BevMo in Folsom, CA. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/fizzy light tan head. Aromas of yeast/spice, cacao, and wood. Med body or better. Flavor has yeast/spice, dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso. Itís very "fresh". Finishes with coffee bitterness. And with oaky astringency. Donít think thereís any booze associated with the oak. Seem purely oak. Which is ok. A mild and flavorful beer which provides no hint of a 9% ABV. Likely to be deadly drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a deep, rich black with a nice head. Nose is plastic chocolate, movie set berries, and dollar store coffee. Flavor is retarded berries soaked in a dollar store coffee/chocolate sauce. Average mouthfeel. Thank goodness it was only $8.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
This brew is slightly confusing, pours dark brown, pretty much back with a khaki head that doesnít hang around long. Aroma is not what I expected at all, it has a decent amount of tart dark cherry aroma, a bit of vaniila, not much chocolate or coffee at all, this smells like a sour honestly. Taste is not as sour as the aroma suggests but it has a small tart bite to it, taste of chocolate covered raisins, dark cherries, oaky vanilla tones. Glad to see sam adams finally making some good actual craft brews.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Interesting aroma that smells like grapes. Hints if chocolate flavor. Almost a spicy finish. Very complex and very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5794) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Deep ruby brown color with fleeting tan foam. Tart, dark pit fruit aromas ( prunes, figs ) with raisons, vanilla, wood. medium body. Licorice, dark fruit, chocolate flavors with a smooth vanilla, oaky finish--good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Shared 750 ml bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good; black with tan head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes solid; wood, malt, dark fruit, and spice. Nice ans smooth on the palate. Abv is hidden well too. Enjoyable.


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