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. It’s really pretty amazing. leah2974 (453) - 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. ronaldtheriot (1980) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour has a very thick, spongy, tan head, and a fiercely bubbly, dark brown, almost black, appearance, with good lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild coffee and chocolate, black licorice, dried light fruit, golden raisen, mild oak, and dark-roasted malt. Taste is of those elements, with an odd canned spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce acidity. Bittterness is almost not detected. Some candy sugar and spiced holiday bread or cake is picked up. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour finishes spritzy and not so much like a stout at all. RJT
seymour (2096) - 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. 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
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GatorTom (2) - - APR 30, 2012 does not count
This is right up my alley. Chocolaty, coffee, slightly sweet. An overall fantastic stout. SPDickerman (1239) - 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. dlovell2 (2237) - 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. 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. 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 I’ve 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 wasn’t expecting the spice in this one, and it really played well with the other flavors. Pleasant surprise! Would definitely drink again and recommend.