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RATINGS: 447   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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lownote (265) - USA - FEB 5, 2015
Aroma is very boozy and spicy. Pours from bottle with a massive head. Slightly off white and black. Taste is sweet with a Belgian spice finish. Not much roasted flavor. def too sweet. No hops. Sparkling carb and kind of thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (226) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
This beer is a thick, chewy brew. The aromas are rich and honestly too much to unpack with many malts and spices. The taste is more quantifiable, displaying dark chocolate, Italian roast coffee, molasses, and a hint of figs or prunes. The palate is thick and heavy making for a beer to be nursed slowly, especially with a long finish. Their is a mild sourness, which seems to be a staple characteristic of the ’barrel collection’ to varying degrees. Overall, an interesting experience but not something I will drink regularly, and I feel the brewer packed too many elements into the brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesewelch (205) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2015
750ml, from 3 bottle box set, poured into tulip glass

Aroma: chocolate, citrus, sour, woody,

Appearance: black, tan head

Taste: medium sour, light bitter

Palate: Medium to full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: I was expecting something with more roasted and chocolate malts combined with various Belgian spices (coriander, etc.). Stout tastes sour, like sour milk with subtle hints of chocolate, but spices are even more subtle. I had high exceptions of this after really enjoying the New World Tripel, but this isn’t bad, just not what I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with minimal head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit. Candy flavors. Rich and complex. Different and interesting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjermeay (1) - - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Good tasting beer with a nice finish! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle worth thin bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is slight sour acetic over chocolate and roast. Taste is slightly sour chocolate milk, sweet and lactic, Belgian yeast and spicy esters over take as it warms the back of your tongue.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bennetporter (350) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2015
100th rating! Pours a dark copper from the bottle. Aroma is of dark chocolate, cherry, and some slight citrusiness. Flavor is chocolate and...A1 sauce I swear! A little vinegary, a fair amount of sweetness. I feel like this was trying to choose between a Belgian ale and an imperial stout and wasn’t able too. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1217) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 750 ml shared with dad that he bought at the brewery A: red fruits, cherries/vinous, chocolate, roasted notes, spices. App: black beige head. T/p: med body with moderate long acidic finish. Moderate too high carbonation. O: great. A bit surprised by this sourness on that one. An interesting sip you can’t feel the 9% at all

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from the bottle into a glass. Pours a dark brown with a foamy white head. Aroma consists of dark fruits, chocolate, Belgian yeast, and bubblegum. Taste has a sour feel too it with a lot of focus on the yeast. Medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation and a chewy mouth feel. I was not a big fan of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (553) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout is probably the best of the bunch (Barrel Room Collection). Pours dark and flat -- not a hint of fizz. Moderate aroma of oak and bourbon. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Taste has notes of smooth bourbon without being too boozy mixed with caramel and a hint of coffee and chocolate notes. Thirteenth Hour is a pleasant pour although you may not think stout when you drink it.


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