Sam Adams Thirteenth Hour
A Dark Belgian-style Stout with notes of Spice, Coffee, Chocolate & Oak
My guess would be a 16E style - Belgian Specialty Ale
1pt 9.4 Fl Oz bottle - Available only at Sam Adams Boston Brewery
9% Alcohol by Volume
Part of the Barrel Room Collection
This is one of three beers available exclusively at the Sam Adams Boston Brewery location.
Waited a few minutes after pour to let this beer come to temperature before sampling.
Aroma: 9 out of 12
Malty sweetness is apparent immediately, a coffee/chocolate scent with a small fragrance of raisins, oak and vanilla. No hop aroma is apparent
Appearance: 3 out of 3
Very Dark, had to get my light out to see to the other side. Black with ruby highlights. Good head retention. Head is a nice light tan color.
Flavor: 15 out of 20
Sweet. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Raisin flavor is apparent. Reminds me of a good port wine. I'm getting a touch of nutmeg in the finish that seems to play nicely with the other flavors. The oak aging is very present in the flavor, but is not overpowering
Mouthfeel: 4 out of 5
Thick, like thin cough syrup, but in that good kind of way. Medium carbonation. There is a slight warmth, but this does not feel like you're drinking a 9%. This is one of those that will sneak up on you and club you in the head and steal your wallet. Has a wonderful creaminess.
Overall: 6 out of 10
I would definitely buy this again. I would not call this a session beer, but I could finish two of these in one sitting. This would make an excellent ice cream float. To hell with the guinness ice cream float, this one would bury it.