williamherbert (1364) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is Belgian spices with dark fruits and mild mocha coffee. The darker, dustier flavors emerge when it warms up.
The appearance is good head retention atop an uber-cloudy deep purple.
The flavor is sugary dates and dark berries. Sour cherry, mocha and hazelnut at the end. Has a puckery red-wine quality. Nutty, malty finish. Improves as it warms up. Silky at first, and then a little fizzy, finishes chunky. Most akin to a Belgian dubbel with the finish of a porter.
Sammy (9321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Belgian (milk?) stout. Coffee and lactose. Good looks, dark, foamy head, and lacey. Prominent coffee nose. Sweet and sour flavours.Decent drinkability.Middle mouthfeel.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Fruity roasted malty slightly vinous chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
unclemattie (4349) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Unique bottle. Corked and caged. 750mL, BRC. Dark brown, creamy tan head. Sweet malt aroma, nice wood scent, light spice, dark malt, a touch of cherry wood scent, and some coffee. Dark malt flavor, dark fruit, alcohol, and roasted malt. Tastes like a stout, full of roast. Finishes with a big burn. Definitely not as good as the other Barrel Room Collection, New World Triple, that I’ve had.
My 70th Sam Adams.
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. It’s full bodied and smooth with a dry, slightly ragged finish. It’s pretty complex and not very sweet. It has flavors of raisins and musk; cinnamon and dark chocolate, almost cherry. It’s followed by a long, bitter coffee aftertaste. It’s very unique.
matt7215 (2263) - 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 (1882) - 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 42°. 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 (532) - 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 doesn’t 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 (3917) - - 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 don’t get it, but the bottle shape is really cool!