Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Patrick999:
3.98/5 rDev +36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Well I'll be damned. Sam Adams Triple Bock. How in the hell did I ever get here? hahaha - how can I even rate this?
A - Pours deep brown/black into a snifter. Absolutely zero head, maybe one bubble. I punt on appearance...the normal rules of engagement don't apply here. This beer has "legs" like a wine.
S - Holy crap. This is the most aromatic "beer" I've ever had the honor of sniffing. Chocolate. Vanilla. Raisins. Plum. Maple. A little soy sauce, but not as soy-forward as some reviews have led me to believe. Rum. Molasses....like a fine dark rum. Don't see how you fail to rate this a 5. I've had strong beers before but this takes the cake. Of course, this is over a decade old, so maybe that has something to do with it.
T - Crazy. Just crazy. It has all that I mentioned in the aromatics section. Very sweet, like a port. Some alcohol burn, after a full decade. Vinous notes - this comes off as a highly complex dessert wine. I am pleased to note that this doesn't taste like I'm downing a bottle of Kikkoman soy sauce. Lots of vanilla, oh yes, lots of vanilla. And rum raisin....it's not too far removed from rum...hahah. Whiskey. You can tell this was aged in whiskey barrels.
F - I can't even describe the feel in any kind of meaningful way. It's a decade+ old extra-strong "beer" with no carbonation. I punt.
D - You can get about half the bottle down in one sitting. But as above, the normal rules of drinkability don't apply. I have to say that DFH 120 Min IPA is more "drinkable" than this, as is World Wide Stout. I can only compare this to other "extreme beers" I've had.
An experience to be sure. I've paid far more for far less of an experience. I just drank half a bottle of extreme beer's history. Incredible.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2008 21:39:33 | More by Patrick999
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1.76/5 rDev -39.7%
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
3.99/5 rDev +36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle of the 1997 bottling. Thanks for opening this one up, Regen. Poured into a Cigar City snifter today, 4/23/2014.
A- Dark brown body, almost black. Minimal 1/4 finger tan head with no retention whatsoever, no lacing at all.
S- Complex nose that consists of port, maple, bourbon, oxidized sherry, and a ton of sugary brown malt. This is a very sweet beer, but its one that reminds me a lot of Utopias, but without the solvent alcohol booze.
F- Oxidized sherry, port, maple syrup, bourbon, sweet brown sugar, some caramel, toffee, molasses, slightly cloying sugar, oak. Complex, reminds me of a mix of Utopias and Black Tuesday to borrow the description of another BA that we drank this with.
M- Medium body, on the thinner side but certainly not lacking flavour. It has a lot of punch to the palate. I didn't think it was 18%, but then again I shouldn't be too surprised given the reputation of Sam Adams' high gravity beers.
O- Not bad at all, an unique drinking experience indeed. Not something I'd seek out again, but this is a beer you'll like if you enjoy sweetness and a bit of cloying flavours in a beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 06:59:15 | More by Stevedore
Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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