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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

850 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 850
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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bashiba

Iowa

4.68/5  rDev +59.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle was a 1995 vintage.

Poured a dark thick brown with some dark orange highlights. No head to speak of at all.

This beer smells like exactly like a fine old Tawny Port, sweet,oaky, intense, some hints of dark fruit, raisons, chocolate and its very powerful.

The flavor is amazing, a huge complex mixture of chocolate, toffee, star anise, oak, and alcohol. The flavor is more sweet than bitter though does have a bit of smoky bitter chocolate in the finish. This is more like drinking a fine liqueur than beer, but is still amazing. I am blown away by the complexity, the flavors seem to linger forever, and while the alcohol is noticeable its flavors aren't dominating and are very subtle. This beer is so hard to decribe, the best I can say is its like drinking a fine tawny port with alot of dark malts thrown in.

Mouthfeel is warm and slick up front with a long dry finish that seems to last forever.

By no means an everyday session beer, but incredibly drinkable for the huge abv and immensily enjoyable due to its uniqueness. I just wish I could aquire more of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 00:29:39 | More by bashiba
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Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
68 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.