Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.75/5 rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Served in a brandy snifter, poured from a bottle.
A - Opaque black, like motor oil or my grandmother's coffee. Lots of sludge at the bottom; made me scared as to just what the hell I had gotten myself into. Well, that and the 17% alcohol content.
S - Very nutty, very tannic. No hops or yeast. More like a port wine or liqueur than a beer.
T - Alcohol, Dark maple, 'teriyaki' as another reviewer put it. It's a sweet, almost raisin-esque flavor. Very complex; tempting me to seek out a bottle of Utopias some time.
M - Like syrup, this one pours. Heavy on the tounge, but goes down smooth, like bourbon. If there is carbonation, it's almost unnoticeable.
D - I first absentmindedly poured half this thing into a pint glass and kicked myself for it. For the love of god, don't be dumb like me and pour the whole thing for yourself. Pour a little bit like you would for good scotch or brandy. Drink this like a regular beer, and it will knock you on your ass. For the record, when I realized my stupidity, I re-poured a tasting sample into a snifter. DERP.
Overall: Quite the experience. Will have to buy a couple more bottles to show to my friends; A good one to split with a couple friends and sit by the fireplace, drinking it from snifters and acting snobby.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2009 23:01:10 | More by DannyS
More User Reviews:
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 849 ratings.