yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Samuel Adams 13th Hour Stout is a very dark brown beer with a thick, creamy, beige head that has awesome retention and lacing. There is wood and spice in the aroma with notes of cinnamon and coffee. Itís full bodied and smooth with a dry, slightly ragged finish. Itís pretty complex and not very sweet. It has flavors of raisins and musk; cinnamon and dark chocolate, almost cherry. Itís followed by a long, bitter coffee aftertaste. Itís very unique.
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime with joe and I. dark brown with a fluffy tan head. dark fruity nose. flavour is just simply a belgian dark ale. ok but nothing special.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. bottle poured into a tulip at 42į. Color is a deep almost black brown with good carbonation and a small soft brown head. Aroma a sweet candy sugar and yeast scent with a light sour brett note in the back. It has a medium body that gives a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor of dried fruits, caramel and a touch of coffee, then some Belgian yeast and a hint of cheery. In the after taste the oak comes out with a light sour note. Overall its a great brew and a well done Belgian strong, but the Stout characters are a little weak.
LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold, corked, 750ml bottle: Pours a deep ruby brown color with a medium sized, rocky, tan head that doesnít last very long. Aroma is of cherries, molasses, plums, coffee and chocolate. Taste is of dark malts well blended with dark fruits (cherries) and subtle, grassy hops. Medium bodied and somewhat fizzy. Ending is lightly sweet with some caramel and chocolate notes. Alcohol is well hidden.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: Pours a clear ruby with a large tan head, aroma has cherries, pears, chocolate and oak, starts and ends lightly sweet with a cocoa ending, medium bodied with a syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nifty bottle. a black beer with a small tan head. nose is milk chocolate, red fruit, cinnamon, vanilla and touch of sour. a hard one to place in a style. oak comes out a tart/sour red fruit with no vanilla notes. very light notes of cocoa but not sweet. medium body. i donít get it, but the bottle shape is really cool!
tightslice (67) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour from Bottle Cellar A&P in Washington Township, NJ. Pours a dark cherry brown. Sniffs of cherries and wine. Tastes of thick cherries off the tree soaked in molasses. Not too sugary and nice alcohol balance. Reminds me of a darker Innis & Gunn Rum Cask. Impressive and interesting.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown/tannish lasting head. Smells of roasted malt, some burned sugar, dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, some coffee, some dark fruit, peppery with some huskiness on the finish.
Jow (1670) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this for my beloved patriots MNF game. Pours black with nice head and lacing. Nose is of dark fruits. Tastes great of plums, cola, vanilla, pepper, cloves, rum, and earthy goodness. Loved it more than I thought
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, with lesser amounts of chocolate and spices. Flavor is caramel, fruit, chocolate, coffee, oak, an spices. Medium body. Surprisingly good.