|Thirteenth Hour -- part of the Barrel Room|
It might be a bit difficult to read but the back of the bottle explains that the name also refers to the number of ingredients that were used to make this beer. Though all thirteen are not enumerated, there is some insight given to what flavors the drinker can expect. Roasted chocolate and coffee--elements common to stouts and some porters--are touted as being integral to the flavor profile. These combine with some traditional Belgian-style ale characteristics that include spice notes as well as dark fruit nuances that weave their way through both the aroma and the taste. Not noted on the bottle is the inclusion of "KMF" or "Kosmic Mother Funk"--a proprietary ale that is aged in oak casks and then blended into the Barrel Room Collection beers; this single factoid actually explains a lot about the beer and helped me to understand why I enjoyed some of these special brews more than others.