Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
5/5 rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
No vintage printed, so it's 1997.
[In the interest of full disclosure, I like this beer alot. I've had quite a few of them, over the years. Don't know why I haven't got around to reviewing it before now. I haven't had one in about 8 months now, let's see how it's doing, shall we?]
As always, this pours jet black. It is still (no carbonation). It is extremely viscous and oily. There is obviously no head or lacing. In lieu of lacing though, it leaves an 'oily' residue on the sides of the glass.
I think that this is beautiful.
The nose is filled with a mammoth oakiness. It smells like there should be a few oak chips in the glass. There are huge, deep, notes of chocolate covered dark fruits. Milk and dark chocolates, both. Black cherries, figs, dates, raisins, and more. There is also a nice, mild touch of maple sweetness here. This also has a fair amount of booziness in the nose, but at 17.50%abv, that's certainly no surprise!
Okay, this is an absolutely, monumentally, complex flavor profile. I know that I won't do it justice, but I'll give it a shot.
If you had a Cuisinart and filled it with chocolate covered cherries, dates, figs, raisins, Ghiradelli chocolate covered caramels, maple syrup, a handful of mixed, toasted, nuts, a few dark roasted coffee beans, and a bunch of oak chips that were drizzled with liquid smoke, then pureed it and served it in unfinished oak mugs, you'd come close to the flavor of this beer, I think.
There is so much going on in this beer, it's hard to nail it all down.
Despite the lack of carbonation, I love the body of this beer. It's full-bodied and almost thick. It's more viscous than almost any beer that I've ever had (DL would be my first thought as possibly more viscous, but I'd have to do a side-by-side to know for sure). It's smooth and very silky and completely coats your palate, in the most wonderful, delicious way.
Okay, for me, it's looking like this beer is perfect. I, quite honestly, didn't expect that to happen. I knew that my rating would be on the high end, for sure, but I'm as surprised as you that I've given it a perfect score.
I love this beer and I wish that they would make more of it. Either that or send me however much thay have left at this point.
If you have some, feel free to contact me for my shipping address, or to work out a trade. If there is some store in your area, selling them for a buck or two a bottle (I've scene this before), then please contact me and we'll work something out.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2009 21:20:40 | More by coldmeat23
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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 849 ratings.