Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by hyuga:
3.5/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
I'm pretty sure this is the 1997 vintage. There's no tag around the neck and no date on the bottle. Here we go, I can already tell that this will be a unique experience. I poured out a 3 or so ounce sample into a brandy snifter-type glass. It's an opaque brown liquid with caramel colored edges. No head, of course. As I swirl it around in the glass, a bit of it sticks to the sides of the glass, so it appears thick and syrupy. Powerfully aromatic. A mix of caramel, molasses, and dark chocolate, along with some strong raisin and berry character. On the palate, strong caramel and dark chocolate again, along with some sweet raisin. Berry fruitiness is big as well, very sharp, almost bitter. I'm getting some wood character too, possibly oak. Very interesting mouthfeel, it's like melting chocolate on your tongue, rich and thick. Definitely a sipping beer. It's good, but in very small doses. Cheers to Jim Koch for coming up with something so unique. Not really a beer drinker's beer, so make sure you really want to be adventurous before you try one of these.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2002 03:56:00 | More by hyuga
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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.