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RATINGS: 440   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kimbo419 (19) - - SEP 20, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a taster glass. Fruity aroma, dark brown in color with a small amount of beige head. Very good clairty. Has the fruity taste of a belgian-style beer with notes of chocolate and rum. Very smooth and easy to drink. Exactly what I would expect for a barrel-aged belgian stout. Overall a great beer, really enjoyed it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crispy34 (447) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
From da bottle... Thanks, Kim! The aroma is really good. You can smell the alcohol, but it has melded well with the aroma of sweet, dark fruit. The appearance is dark with a light tan head with loads of carbonation bubbling up. The taste is of dark malt, but is curved down a bit by the alcohol content. The taste is paired well with the alcohol. I also taste the oak, and it seems to kinda blend all the flavors together well. As it warms, I can taste the dark fruit notes I was getting in the nose. The palate is pretty light for how dark and boozy this brew is. Lots of carbonation. Overall, I was surprised at how good this beer is. I will most def buy one if I can find another and give it some age.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2971) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
A decent Belgian style beer. Aroma was all spices. Belgian yeast, pepper, and bubblegum. Pour was a deep dark brown/black with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was a little too spicy for my taste. Hot and peppery with the yeast playing on peppercorn, coffee, cinnamon and dark fruits. Way too hot. The finish is all Belgian yeast. Could use a little more chocolate/malt flavors to balance out the sweet and spicy Belgian flavors. Nice carbonation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1411) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pitch black without even a hint of highlights, modest head that left very nice lace. Spicy belgian yeast and dark fruit aromas dominate, accompanied by floral hops, spices and strong pepper. Yeasty flavors are strongest on the tongue, but also features black cherry, pear, plus the brown sugar you’d expect from a good belgian. Medium to full bodied, just the right carbonation, and pleasant malt and grapefruit aftertaste. Solid contribution from SA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
A good brew to start the night with. Body is black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is oak, some tart fruit, roast, and a touch of coffee. Taste is similar with more fruity tartness, some nice oak flavors, and a big malty, toasty backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark near black with a thin head. Thin, some nice esters but could of benefited form more attenuation to dry it out. Tasted of malt sweetness, toffee, bordrline Quad-like. Spices, Belgian yeast, and a hint of cocoa. I didnt detect coffee at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle - thanks to OmegaX
Appearance - Deep brown body, tan frothy head
Aroma - Yeast, oak, coffee
Taste - Dried citrus, vanilla, yeast, wood, light tart finish

This was not really much of a stout, and mostly fruity than roasty. Some malt-forward intensity built up as it warmed up, but there is no reason it should say stout on the bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2012
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. ---Rated via @jxray76 on Twitter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6574) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
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.


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