Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
3.15/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Presentation: 8.75oz beautiful cobalt blue bottle with fancy gold lettering, corked.
Appearance: Pitch black beer with brown edges...utterly opaque...there's NO head or carbonation whatsoever...it's almost viscous in the way it pours, and leaves nice brown mocha legs when swirled
Smell: There's a light touch of soy at first, but with swirling over about 5 minutes, STRONG notes of Baker's chocolate and raw brownie batter emerge, with touches of molasses and alcohol in the background.
Taste: Hard to describe...it's got notes reminiscent of an ultra-sweet brandy, with bits of fruit and light soy and smoke flavors...sadly lacking are the intense cocoa flavors the aromas suggest, though there is a bit of cocoa powder and earthy mushroom on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Heavy and viscious
Drinkability: As my dad (who I shared this with) said, "low and slow"
Conclusion: It was definitely worth it to try this as a piece of beer history, but it's obvious that this is a very acquired/odd taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2009 04:03:35 | More by BedetheVenerable
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1.76/5 rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Shared this with BPK59 at his birthday party. A fun tick. This was 1995 vintage. Of course Ben broke the cork off and in to the bottle...hah!
A - Poured in to a small snifter a motor oil thick dark dark brown nearly black hue with some really incredible legs.
S - Aromas of sweeter malts, salty brine, soy sauce.
T - Taste is even worse than the nose. Loads of sticky sweet malts, salty sweet soy sauce. Ugh
M - Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy
O - Overall this was a soy bomb. I guess this beer truly is russian roulette, as some bottles are incredible and others are just plain drain pour. Still, glad I got to try it!
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 01:08:10 | More by rudzud
Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
68 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.