Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by NHGrafx:
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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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 849 ratings.