Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BuffaloBill91:
1.93/5 rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1
I saw this on the counter at my local beer store and just figured I would try it...I guess this bottle was the 1997 batch
A- This beer poured black as could be looks like used motor oil- had no head at all- the bottling was a sweet-blue glass and a cork...I was impressed.
S-Very strong smell-this is where my being impressed stopped- -on the positive side- dark fruits heavy alcohol with chocolate and wood --unfortunately those smells somehow after a couple whiffs do somehow make up that soy sauce smell. I really didn't like the smell much at all. My wife asked me what the hell I was drinking from the other side of the room after about 30 seconds when the smell got over there
T- Lots of fruits not much alcohol up front --I liked this beer for the first couple tastes---its a lot more boozy in the smell than the taste- but aftertaste is solid maple syrup and finishes with the boozy burn
M- Very thick and smooth - pleasing to the tongue- no carbonation really at all decent mouth feel.
D- This should be served by the shot---0 drink ability-- The tag said to "share it with a few friends" - that is good advice. Drinking this entire bottle just about made me sick.
This was definitely more like a liquor than a beer. I didn't enjoy it much- Either I had a bad bottle or some of the people who rated it higher have some strange taste buds.or only took a couple sips. Never had a 10+ year old bottle of beer before so I have nothing to compare it to.
---I was told something interesting by someone at my beer store- that although it sounds crazy- that this stuff tastes great as a syrup on vanilla ice cream... I think it would taste better with a shot poured over ice cream than as a beer. Im not wasting another $7.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2008 17:25:06 | More by BuffaloBill91
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1.76/5 rDev -39.7%
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
3.99/5 rDev +36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle of the 1997 bottling. Thanks for opening this one up, Regen. Poured into a Cigar City snifter today, 4/23/2014.
A- Dark brown body, almost black. Minimal 1/4 finger tan head with no retention whatsoever, no lacing at all.
S- Complex nose that consists of port, maple, bourbon, oxidized sherry, and a ton of sugary brown malt. This is a very sweet beer, but its one that reminds me a lot of Utopias, but without the solvent alcohol booze.
F- Oxidized sherry, port, maple syrup, bourbon, sweet brown sugar, some caramel, toffee, molasses, slightly cloying sugar, oak. Complex, reminds me of a mix of Utopias and Black Tuesday to borrow the description of another BA that we drank this with.
M- Medium body, on the thinner side but certainly not lacking flavour. It has a lot of punch to the palate. I didn't think it was 18%, but then again I shouldn't be too surprised given the reputation of Sam Adams' high gravity beers.
O- Not bad at all, an unique drinking experience indeed. Not something I'd seek out again, but this is a beer you'll like if you enjoy sweetness and a bit of cloying flavours in a beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 06:59:15 | More by Stevedore
Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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