ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with moderate brown head. Aroma is roasted malt & coffee. Flavor is robust coffee, malt & chocolate. Finish is chocolate, slight chalkiness with soft mouthfeel.
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DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall I really was surprised and enjoyed this beer from Sam Adams. The flavors are well blended and this is exactly what a Belgian Stout should taste like. I was saving this for colder weather but just decided to crack it open on a whim and although the darker beers are better enjoyed in colder months in my opinion, the dark fruitiness and lighter body make it fine for any evening as a nightcap.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750, custom capsule, corked and baled, with a little brochure. Pours black wth a dense and creamy tan head that surges way up and settles quickly, leaving lots of drippy lace. Big CO2 nose, just that vacant pressurized gas smell.Some roast and chocolate emerge as it warms. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Chocolatey cocoa mid palate, fairly light. Feels like it was overpressurized into the bottle or something. Vacant finish.
GRM (3078) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, purchased at Beer World on a trip to TAP NY with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured July 20 2012; eye: dark ruby, semi-opaque, tiny ring of brown head; nose: woody, malt, wild yeasts, spices, light chocolate; mouth: woody, malt, wild yeasts, light spices, slight chocolate, slight fruity, anise, finale in malt with slight fruity presence, lightly sweet, lightly syrupy texture, thin; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces,, achetée chez Beer World lors d’un voyage à TAP NY avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 20 juillet 2012; œil : rubis foncé, semi-opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun; nez : boisé, malt, levures sauvages, épices, léger chocolat; bouche : boisé, malt, levures sauvages, léger épices, très léger chocolat, très léger fruité, anis, finale en malt avec très léger fruité, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement sirupeuse, mince; en résumé : correct
blackflag321 (503) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared the bottle; poured into tulip. Didn’t get much flavor at first because I served it too cold. Unfortunately, even after it warmed up I didn’t get the flavor I hoped for. Fig, cherry, a touch of coffee/chocolate, but not in a good way. It was nothing like a stout and not impressive as a Belgian, either.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown, lasting creamy fine tan head. Nose of cream, oats, agave. Taste of milk chocolate, bits of dark fruit, well carbonated, smooth and really easy to drink. Quite nice for the ABV.
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate sour cherry, chocolate, spice, roast, a hint of coffee, and vinegar. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with a touch of roast. There’s a light sweet cherry flavor that builds into the finish and mixes with some plum, spice, lighter tart cherry, roast, and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the Stout characteristics are mild. I expected a Stout when I purchased this, but Belgian Strong is definitely the right classification for this beer.
SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with a fair sized tan head. Smells of subtle chocolate, dark fruits, and some rum-like booziness. Taste is plum, fig, hints of chocolate, and mildly boozy. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mildly fizzy mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout finishes fruity and mildly boozy.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black body with a bit of tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, some milk chocolate, and oak. Odd sweetness, dark fruit, roast, and a bit of wood.
pottygok (486) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Coffee and chocolate with hints of earthiness and woodiness.
Appearance: Black with a rocky tan head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Medium sweetness with hints of tart sourness at the edges.
Palate: Full body; thick, slightly sticky, texture; average carbonation; long finish.
Overall: It’s a really solid beer, and certainly well crafted, but I wasn’t blown away by it.