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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
One of my top beers. This is a dark brown/red beer with a fluffy beige head. Although, thick and rich, it is clean and easy drinking. I taste caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, and toast. This is a very complex, pleasant stout with a lingering satisfying finish. Itís really pretty amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Very deep red, ring of beige head. Smells like cherries, wine, macerated fruit. Sweet, fruity, medium-to-full bodied. Prunes and raisins. Caramelized sugar.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Sampled from a tall corked bottle into a mini tulip glass at CarterFest 2013. It poured a deep mahogany colour with huge fluffy beige foam and lots of Belgian lace. Strong aromas and flavours of grains, toast, roasted malts, dark stone fruits, black pepper, clove, and other intense Belgian yeast aspects, Brett tartness. Barn-yardy in a good way. Somehow candy-sweet with a super dry finish. Medium body, lighter than most "Imperial Stouts" because of the high-attenuating multi-strain yeasts. Strong carbonation, crisp and well-rounded mouthfeel. Many of the familiar stout characteristics AND Belgian strong ale characteristics. Outrageously complex, the best of both worlds. Delicious, and probably one of my all-time favourite beers.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours deep cola color. Head is thick and rich. Smells of caramel, vanilla, some fruit. Head tastes just as it smells. Brew has mocha hit you first with vanilla hanging on the pallet. Darn fine stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GatorTom (2) - - APR 30, 2012 does not count
This is right up my alley. Chocolaty, coffee, slightly sweet. An overall fantastic stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (975) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (823) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Dark brown almost black with tan head. Chocolate and cherries in aroma. Smooth palate. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors with an underlying flavor of cherries. A little tartness in finish. Very nice unique brew.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
danrcook (25) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Beautiful bottle. Hints of sherry, oak, sweet vanilla as well as dark chocolate. Good foam and great finish. Smooth dark ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
25.4 / 750mL bottle poured into a tulip glass slowly and gently. Served cool. Aroma: Smells pretty boozy; definite alcohol smell. Behind that, dark fruit. Raisins/currants. Coffee grounds. Dark bittersweet chocolate. They all blend together exceptionally well. Appearance: Opaque dark brown, with a cola-like head; the color and fizziness and lack of retention all remind me of cola. Before it fizzes down though, it is quite creamy-looking. Taste: Wow. Where to start...Some raisins, definitely. A nice spice package that reminds me of some Belgian ales Iíve had. Ends one some delightfully velvety smooth and bittersweet chocolate. Palate: Full body. Warms. Coats. Lingers. Somewhat fizzy on arrival. Overall: Actually a really fantastic beer. I wasnít expecting the spice in this one, and it really played well with the other flavors. Pleasant surprise! Would definitely drink again and recommend.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
David46 (10) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I had a chance to sample this wonderful stout at a beer festival last weekend. I had not tried this series of big bottle Samuel Adams beers, so I was very pleasantly surprised. I will add more to the rating info when I have a chance for a larger portion.


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