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RATINGS: 499   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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream and some coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, cream, some tart fruitiness and grassy hops. Yeast as well. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Rather simple for an imperial stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (356) - 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 Ive 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 wasnt expecting the spice in this one, and it really played well with the other flavors. Pleasant surprise! Would definitely drink again and recommend.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Rating #268. Mostly solid black in color, but I seem to detect just the tiniest bit of brown around the edges, head was a little thin and light beige in color. Fruity aroma, light chocolate and a very mild roast. Tart and a bit more fruit and a little sweet. Not a big fan really. (2705)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricktop86 (814) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is slightly sour, Belgian yeast, chocolate and oak. Taste is a mix between a stout and quad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
I sampled this at a Sam Adams sampling. The appearance was dark, but a bit lighter than what I expect from a stout. The aroma and taste both reminded me of cola with some yeast and coffee beans. Strange taste for a stout, and I wasnt a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at Columbia event. This category definitely has some stiff competition, nut that being said, this is really a pretty decent beer. Pours very dark with a slight tan head. Aroma is big, lots of yeast/funk but also some stone fruit. Thick, malty body and finish very sweet, not much of the warming.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
The least successful of the barrel room ones we sampled. Aroma was chocolate and slight barnyard. Flavor matched. The Brett and the roasted malts went to war with each other to the detriment of both. Too bad, thought the underlying stout was quite nice before the Brett went to work.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2546) - USA - APR 13, 2013
I like trying Sam Adams special releases - there is usually something interesting going on. 13th Hour has the flavor of supermarket brand coffee, bakers chocolate, some yeasty pumpernickel, a dash of vinegar or lemon. Big, dark, foamy pour. Full, yeasty, lightly sweet aroma. The attractively shaped bottle they have been using may be unique to Sam Adams, at least in the beer world. This has that artisanal Jolly Pumpkin vibe.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (750) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2013
Its dark chocolate brown with plum tones and a modest amount of tan head which settles fairly quickly. Aromas or caramel, booze, some dark pit fruit, like cherry or plum. Tastes sort of like a tripel but with a little roasty bitterness and some burnt dark sugar and notes of syrupy fruit. I guess the oak is lost on me, but I sat on this for a few months so maybe thats got something to do with it ?? Soft carbonation and full flavored. If this was a blind tasting Im pretty sure I wouldnt think his was a stout, but its still delicious. Ive had 3 beers in this collection and I have to say, I am a fan of the concept and its great to see how each builds upon the mother brew.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours a nice dark color almost coffee like. Big light brown head that seems a bit frothy


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