Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by MrSeth:
2.98/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
I think everyone would agree that this ale is one tough nut to crack, but I feel like I need to critique it nonetheless.
Appearance: Strange consistency, like motor oil and soy sauce. Looks like it has staining power.
Smells: Reaks like Kikkoman Soy sauce, I mean across the table wafts! Underneath that there is dead-ripe plums and black cherries.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet malt coating the mouth, warms with alcohol as it finishes just a bit sticky. A wide range of flavors come to mind. Concord grapes, candied tamarind, baked apples.. they just keep rolling.. dates and figs come to mind as well. There is no way to avoid being apprehensive about this brew, it looks like very different from most heavy bocks/ales. It's got a warming feel as it crosses the tongue. But given a chance it is worth trying (at least once).
Drinkability: Very low. I love savoring tawney ports, old ales and barley wines in a snifter but this is still an ale that is far too rich for me to enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2006 23:53:52 | More by MrSeth
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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 848 ratings.