Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1.1/5 rDev -62.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 9/17/12
Shared by PDXHops
This could be easily the worst looking beer I've ever seen. There is no head. There is no lace. There are cork bits from the damn thing breaking and falling into the bottle. Even if I forgive all of this, it doesn't change the fact that this beer poured the nastiest hue of dark piss and jaundiced brown I've ever seen in a beer. It looks like old wall paper in the 1970's after decades of enjoying smoking cigarettes indoors. Tilting the glass leaves stained brown legs on the inside of the glass.
None of this speaks of the dark mass of putrid looking sludge at the bottom of the bottle that tried ever so diligently to creep into Jeff's glass. Perhaps I should be glad I took the first pour.
This smells like Dark Lord, only worse. There could, and I stress could, be perhaps something of a manageable chocolate notion at the very core. However, the aroma is entirely decimated by the strongest, most wretched bunch of smoked prunes and burnt molasses I've ever come across. It's disgustingly sweet. Alcohol singes at the nostrils after several torturous whiffs. Salty like soy sauce.
It is imperative to discuss the feel first. Even with a pour free of the slop at the bottom of the bottle, the feel is wretched - a sluggish, fattend body with no carbonation for support is burdened with invasive sugar and slick alcohol. It's the most coating feel I've come across. It clings to my lips and won't let go.
Keeping in mind the above vehicle, this tastes like smoked prunes sauteed in a reduction of prune juice concentrate, soy sauce, burnt chocolate and molasses scraped from the sides of the pan all filtered though tobacco leaves. This beer is so incredibly sugary it gives me the shivers each time I take a sip.
This is a vile, cloying mess of alcohol and sugars. This is the sort of thing that maintains an utmost level of treachery. I've never had a beer cause my body to have an adverse physical reaction from merely raising the glass to take a drink.
This is a case study in terrible beer. It is a required course; go get yourself one.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2012 07:13:21 | More by Ryan011235
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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)
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