Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1/5 rDev -65.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Corked bottle in dark blue bottle. 1997 vintage. the goddamn cork just broke off. god damn. poured into a nonic. Bought off of ebay. Now I know why: it has gone horribly bad.
A - theres a whole world of yeast and cork bits down at the bottom of the bottle; kind of funky. the brew pours into the glass like a thin oil. no head, body is completely black. I'm not so sure about this beer, especially with how it smells. there is a thin brown film left all over the glass.
S - the smell is almost vinegared, or soy sauce. yeah, soy sauce. there is alcohol intermixed with all of it, but the acidic or salty soy-like note is inescapable. maybe the smell is a super concentrated currant/raisin note, I dont know, but there is a definite aspect to the beer that smells really off. perhaps nearly 12 full years was too much aging? there are definite fruity aspects to the beer, but i just cant wholly isolate them away from the soy. alcohol has a definite sake-like dryness to it.
despite this, it still smells like shit: rotting fruit in soy. yeah, having just gotten another whiff of this, I cant justify anything good about it. forget about trying to appreciate the fruity aspects to it, the beer is just revolting to smell, unless it were to be used in cooking.
T - holly shit, this is like having prune juice that has been infused with alcohol and rice wine vinegar. I dont know how much of this I can drink. oh my guh, this is too bad for words. a total drain pour. its like taking a pill and having the taste of the medicine come out, in that bitter, repulsive, face-contorting way. no way, I'm not drinking this.
MF&D - well, no carbonation, but that doesnt really matter, because the beer is undrinkable, and it tastes god-awful.
I wish I had gotten some that were good!
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2009 00:50:52 | More by erz316
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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.