Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.9/5 rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Retired? They still have a few bottles at the packies around Beantown.
Anyway, there's nary a pop when you open the cork, and this... beverage pours an opaque umber/black with no head. In fact, no carbonation. None. Not a single bubble. Very strong aromas of molasses, pumpernickel, chocolate, and dried berries. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, slippery and oily - tastes like molasses and pumpernickel with a sweet alcohol kick - actually quite smooth in that regard, the alcohol is less "hot" than even in most wines.
Overall, I just don't quite know what's up with this "beer." It's completely flat, has no hop taste or aroma whatsoever, and isn't even particularly bittered. Really it tastes more like a molasses wine than anything. Which is nice I suppose, but certainly not what I was looking for in a triple bock (or an American Strong Ale for that matter).
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2007 03:05:47 | More by PeatReek
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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.