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Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Triple BockSamuel Adams Triple Bock

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BA SCORE
68
poor

849 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 38.57%
Wants: 65
Gots: 99 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  17.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Though the little cobalt bottles still decorate the shelves today, this beer only had 3 vintage releases; 1994, 1995, and 1997. Brewed with two row malted barley, water, Noble hops and yeast, along with maple syrup, it was then aged several months in oak whiskey barrels before being bottled. At the time it was considered the world's strongest beer, and a precursor of today's Extreme Beers.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-10-1998)
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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 8.45oz blue bottle. 1997 Vintage.

Pours a very dark brown, nearly jet black. It has an iodine color on the glass when swished around a bit. There is no head, and about a quarter inch of muddy sediment on the bottom of the bottle and some filmy buildup on the sides of the bottle, some of which poured into the glass.

Aroma is very interesting. It has some similar smells of soy sauce, with some really sweet notes coming out. Sort of a liquorish like smell. Some syrupy smells too, some oakiness and smoke. Mainly just a very strong sweet smell with some soy sauce in the background.

The taste is very unique and odd, unlike anything I ever tasted. It has no real bitterness, just lots of sweetness. Some sort of fruity taste, sort of like raisons. There is also a liquorish like taste and heavy syrup flavor. There are also molasses flavors and some oaky, smokey flavor from the oak barrels. Has a really interesting mouthfeel, sort of tingles my tongue a bit and has a sort of very fine silty texture. Also feels thick and syrupy. This one is definitely a slow sipper.

I really had no idea what to expect from a 12 year old bottle of beer, but it surprised me in a good way. I would have it again as there still places with decent amounts of this stuff left.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 04:21:41 | More by NHGrafx
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Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
68 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.