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RATINGS: 393   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fitwitchik (253) - USA - MAR 26, 2014
This was a second pouring for me with the first bottle being infected. Maybe the initial taste soured me with this brew but the second brew did taste better but wasnít impressed. I like Belguim brews a lot as well as stout but somehow this brew showed the lesser of the two. Initiallly a nice head easily flattened out very quickly. Quite sour is the aroma. Didnít grab the barnyard flavor of a Belgium or the sweet fruitiness of a stout. No alcohol here which is actually a good thing. Flavor was confusing. Got sour. SOUR. Never thought a stout to be sour... Dark fruit there but not enough to make this doable. Actually poured the last 1/3 of this brew out. Just not what I would want to drink on a regular basis. Sorry Jim I like you so much but this brew didnít make full circle for me...

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cernjoh (105) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Where to start. I purchased a bottle based on the recommendation of a coworker. When opening the bottle the cork popped with a strong force striking my ceiling and thrusting to the floor. The beer foamed as it poured into my glass producing 2/3 more head than liquid. Head was tan and the beer was a dark clear brown allowing some light to pass through it. The aroma was like that of a wet cat. I did taste it and it was horribly sour and seemed infected. Bottle 1 ... drain pour. Day 2 I figured lets try again. Purchased 2nd bottle from different store. Opened bottle cork popping but not as forceful of bottle 1. Poured into glass color same as 1st bottle but head less intense. Initial aroma was chocolate with belgian notes. Taste had some chocolate but more typical belgian flavors. Fairly sour taste. Palate was a bit thin with above average carbonation. First impressions were not favorable but as it warmed and I drank more it improved picking up banana and other fruit flavors. Flavor was best at 57 degrees F. Expected a stout got a belgian. Bottle says " A Dark Belgian Style Stout with Notes of Spice, Coffee, Chocolate, & Oak. I picked up only the spice and chocolate. Worth the try I guess but not going to buy bottle 3.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (565) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3 Pack from the LCBO with Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) New World Tripel Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Tetravis and the Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Thirteenth Hour Stout I was expecting more from these for the $40 price for the 3 but having said that I probably had too many beers the day i sampled these:) And they were all pretty descent beers

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (671) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Poured almost black brown, with a thick tan head (about 2 fingers) that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, spices and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and spicy; malts, light notes of coffee and chocolate, maybe a bit watery (I wasnít expecting that), alcohol well hiden. Nice and enjoyable, not bad...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (501) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2014
(bottle) Black body; large, disappearing brown head, light lace. Sweet, fruity, brett aroma, some chocolate. Medium body, creamy, but leaves the mouth sticky. Sweet, strong acidity, dark fruit, moderate spice; not much coffee and chocolate, but a tiny bit, though the coffee comes through more in the aftertaste. I like the taste, but grow tired of it rather quickly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Opaque dark brown with a half inch of very dense tan head. Aroma is light and sweet with ginger. Taste is sweet, and a bit tart with a coffee edge and an odd minerality. $8/750

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with deep garnet highlights and a large, creamy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, cookie and toast malt with figs, dates, and raisins, light roast malt and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, lightly tart dark fruits, vanilla, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1234) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours coffee with a fast-disappearing tan foamy head and no lacing. Nose is sweet like figs. Notes of raisins, candy, fruit, some yeast, some tart cherries. Lots going on. Taste is medium/heavy sweet and low bitter. Lightish body, somewhat oily, with medium carbonation. Alcohol is there, but not too aggressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6534) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Dark brown with a lively light brown head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, a little coffee, and a lot of dark fruits. Yeasty fruity esters and dark malts share the stage. Nice flavours, a tad thinnish but maybe thatís the carbo. Nice enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of lots of dark fruits, mild funk, oak, a light chocolate hint and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish flavor with dark fruits, caramel, oak, light sourish funky notes and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied. Tastes more like a barrel aged Quad than an Imperial Stout.


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