Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Megahertz:
3.3/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
1998 Vintage coutesy of Sam Adams representative. Served in a sample cup.
A - Deep brown to black with a red hint at the crown. No carbonation. Very viscous.
S - Hint of soy sauce quickly passes to a chocolate, maple and alcohol.
T - Strong tart cherry flavor, deep cocoa. Wine-like tannins. Highly oxidized but seems to have held up quite well relative to expectations. Very woody with lots of residual sweetness (indicating lack of infection - itself impressive.) Off-putting salty impression noted.
M - Oily slick, among the heaviest beers I've ever had. Very warming.
OI - Clearly not an improvement over the original iteration, it is still impressive how long this has survived without being a complete soy sauce bomb or a bottle of vinegar. Glad to have tried it again.
Note that I rated this relative to expectations, rather than outright.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2013 22:09:43 | More by Megahertz
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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 850 ratings.