Thursday, April 12, 2012

Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout

I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout from DiCicco’s in New York and opened to share with some buddies. The beer pours a black color with a frothy beige colored head that barely leaves any lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate, raisins, oak, coffee, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The taste is chocolaty and thick with plenty of coffee notes on the front end. There are cherry, raisin, and fig flavors that come through before a spicy nutmeg and cinnamon finish. Oak and rum peeks out in the finish and dries out the mouth a little bit. The alcohol content is 9.0% ABV. This is a nice quiet and mellow stout that doesn’t scream with any flavors, but all are nicely balanced. The spiciness in here are quite interesting, but very enjoyable.

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