Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1.1/5 rDev -62.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
As a connoisseur of all fine things of the fermented beverage variety as well one who is possessed by a morbid fascination for all things vile and terrible this was, in many ways, an inevitability. So, it is with some minor trepidation now that I descend into the abode of the reviled, shunned and warned against...
This beer has been described as with a flavor of "soy sauce left out in the sun" a texture akin to "manatee feces" and an aroma simply described as "do not smell this." And yet others have cried that this beer is misjudged, unappreciated, misunderstood even, a project that was beyond the grasp of the average beer geek.
It is for these, and many others reasons that shall remain with myself and myself alone that I now uncork the Sam Adams Triple Bock...
Appearance-This beer pours with a sticky slick consistency and were it not for the very slight bubbles given by my vigorous pour I would have assumed the liquid still. It almost looks like an extremely dark Burgundy wine to be honest. I wouldn't necessarily call the appearance unappealing.
Aroma-Every time I smell this I involuntarily wretch and my nostrils burn; sour notes of stale soy sauce assails the palette in full brutal force followed by reinforcements of pure alcohol heat. If I search I can pick up some very faint notes of dark fruit but that could simply be my imagination searching for something, anything, to redeem this atrocious smell. The more I inhale the more the fusel notes of alcohol dominate to the point where it is actively giving me a headache.
Taste-Before I even begin to describe the taste to you we must consider the psychology behind the construction of such a catastrophic brew by a famed and renown brewery. One shudders to think that someone may have actually *wanted* to do this, perhaps a cruel and disgruntled employee deemed to play the ultimate prank on the beer drinking populace. Or perhaps the psychotic imagining of a brewer going through symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(P.T.S.D). Or, an even more terrible thought, someone thought this was a good idea. The latter-most fills me with dread as I imagine what other vile concoction may be brewing in their sick and twisted imagination.
This tastes like a sour soy sauce flavored medicinal cough syrup that has been spiked with MadDog2020, then left out in the sun to grow sour and flat. I dare you dear reader, I dare you to finish a bottle of this.
Mouthfeel-Thick, incredibly thick and syrupy, again alot like a sauce and works in perfect vile tandem with the rest of the brew to ENSURE that every corner of your mouth is coated in the above-described taste. If the intention of this beer was to cause pain and discomfort to the drinker then this mouthfeel is beyond perfect, insidiously so.
In closing, my friends, and I do call you, dear reader; my friend. I recommend you drink this beer, this beer is like attaining reverse-nirvana it is truly so vile and, if sentient, hate-filled that the experience cannot fully be explained and contains a level of beer enlightenment unattainable through any other method. In the words of Frederich Nietzsche "That which does not kill you only makes you stronger" this beer is those words distilled, or fermented rather, into liquid form.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 02:26:07 | More by Manoftyr
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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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