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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthy, chocolate, some dark fruits and Im getting a trace of cinnamon. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, roast, and the same trace of cinnamon.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Disappointed. Sam Adams is the consistent failure of microbrews and this one is no different. Bland and dry. Almost gross. Like the color and it looked good on the label but I hate this one. Sam Adams always disappoints me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glenD (31) - - NOV 29, 2012
This beer is not a stout. If you get this expecting a stout it will dissapoint you. However, it is very fruity with a coffee aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden. Also, the beer has a very tart feel to it. I drank another one of the barrel age collections that was fruity and tart, and it seems like this batch of stout came from the same barrel. This has a very similar tart experience as the other but not as strong. Decent brew, but I wouldnt buy it again for the price. I will keep the bottle and brew my own imperial stout and enjoy that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Fancy 750ml bottle pours a very dark ruby brown with small tan head and no lacing. Aroma is an interesting mix of dark cherries, cinammon, prunes, chocolate, vanilla and perhaps oak. Taste is sweet and slightly spicy with some alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is sticky, body is full, and carbonation is minimal. Not what I was expecting from an Imperial Stout, but actually quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Black in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is cinnamon, prune, vanilla, chocolate, oak. Taste is of prune, molasses, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, tart cherry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. The look is brownish dark color, ok beige colored head, and somewhat dark but clear look. The smell is spiced, heavy, cinnamon, chocolate, coffee, and too spiced. The taste is spiced, sweet, yeast, tart, fruit, and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
750ml bottle: pours a mostly opaque black with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a sweet dark chocolate and biscuity malty nose with a hint of dark fruits. Body starts with pretty good fullness and light carbonation with plenty of sweet dark caramel and notes of milk chocolate and bittering hop balance. Finishes smooth and bittersweet. Could be a little more complex, but is dangerously drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very dark brown with ruddy highlights. The nose has notes of spice, Belgian yeast, and a touch of stewed apple. Dark caramel malt with roasted pear and apple, a touch of cinnamon, and slight yeast notes on the tongue. Light vanilla on the back end. Decent flavor and fairly complex. Nice work Sam.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (524) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Pours jet black with a tan head in a snifter glass. Vanilla and spice aroma. Almost taste like homemade cola. A little on the sweet side with some spritz from the carbonation level and and some molasses. Slight alcohol burn on the palate. Not much hop bitterness but I guess that matches the style. Nice looking bottle. Sweet Sticky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fielding (58) - - NOV 16, 2012
Pretty pour. Nice nose but the taste is confused--sort of muddled flavors with a strong alcohol flavor that was unnecessary for the alcohol content. Rather blah.


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