Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by charlzm:
3.98/5 rDev +35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1994 bottle, consumed 10/23/07.
Wow, where to begin? The beer is syrupy thick, viscuously clinging to the sides of the glass. No carbonation at all. If not totally black, as good as. Sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Nose and taste the same- port wine, cherries and a hint of soy sauce. VERY sweet with alcohol warmth. Made goose bumps rise on my arms with the first sip, the flavor was so strong. Not flawed, especially considering its age, but not an entirely pleasing experience.
This is what a beer liquer must taste like.
APP - 3, SM - 3.5, T - 3, MOUTH - 3, DRINK - 3.5
Five months later, I opened my other 1994 bottle to give it another try.
Appearance: opaque prune juice brown with lots of particulate matter. There was a layer of sediment sludge at the bottom of the little blue bottle that did not budge. I also got some small bits of cork floating in the beer due to the crumbly nature of the cork in the bottle. No carbonation at all. Beer coats the glass sides much like hard liquor: nice legs.
Aroma - Cherry, smooth rich chocolate, sherry/port wine. Alcohol very present.
Taste/mouthfeel - Bittersweet heat as it enters the mouth. Pleasing thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Slightly vinous character. Mellow chocolate and cherries. Oak notes. Subtle alcohol heat on palate results in a smoldering ember in the belly after it goes down.
Drinkability - dangerously smooth but foolish to do anything but sip. A true dessert beer. Far better than my notes of the first tasting, perhaps due to the warmer tasting temperature of the beer this time around.
Overall, it's not so great as a traditional beer but it's a lovely beverage.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2008 06:53:08 | More by charlzm
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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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