Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by GClarkage:
1.13/5 rDev -61.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
11/27/07- Received from my wife in 2004 as a gift beer.
Presentation- 8oz small cobalt blue bottle. Have no idea of the year, but assuming '97. Poured into my Anderson Valley tulip.
Appearance- Black as night pour with about a 1/2 inch deep chocolate head which evaporates in a snap. Leaves solid caked lace sheeting behind. Kind of like legs on wine.
Smell- Oh my God. I wanted to vomit, in fact I did dry heave, but that wasn't until I tasted it. Smells like soy sauce (extra salt added) and molasses together. Not a good marriage. One of the worst things my nose has ever set itself upon. Yet, I have been intruiged and have smelled the cork about 5 times since last night and feel queezy after each time. Lets just say, incredibly vile, but interesting.
Taste- Doesn't get any better here. Really finding it hard to give a proper description because I couldn't only stomach one sip and they almost blew chunks. Salty soy sauce, strong alcohol and thick sugary molasses. Sorry, something about salty beer just doesn't sit right with me.
Mouthfeel- Super thick motor oil which sticks to the back of your throat when you swallow. Salty cough syrup. Castor oil goes down easier.
Drinkability- Zero. One sip is all I needed. Will not ever try any other vintages as well. Right up there if not worse than Crazy Ed's Chili Beer. Totally different vile beer though.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2007 17:11:16 | More by GClarkage
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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)
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