Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by cncbofh:
3.98/5 rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Bottle dated: 1995
As promised by the brewers - poured with no carbonation and darker than dark darkness on a dark night in a dark room. Held up to a bright flourescent light and verified - opqaue. Just black.
Not syrupy when poured but has definite substance.
Immediate smells of soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, prunes, vanilla, oak and spicy beef stew. I was very very afraid.
Tipped the snifter ever so carefully to my mouth and took a sip. A warm port feel with a very present alcohol covered my tongue. Soon a vanilla and dried prune flavor overwhelmed me. I held back a reflex to start chewing. Finish was sweet and warm.
I finished the full bottle so it wasn't until after a full recovery that I could write this review today. My notes slowly get sloppy and the unreadable. Beware. This is a heavy hitter. I appreciate Sam Adams going outside the borders of what we all consider beer and making this delectable treat.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2005 21:20:04 | More by cncbofh
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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 848 ratings.