Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by jwc215:
4.3/5 rDev +47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This 12-year old beer tasted in a snifter:
Pours black with no head (considering there is no carbonation, that is not a surprise) that leaves a thin brownish body (like a wine) on the glass when swirled.
The smell is of raisins and prunes. Molasses/chocolatey notes with vinuous/sherry-like notes intermingling. Hints of maple and oak come through with warming alcohol. Very strong aroma.
The taste is of sweetened prunes and raisins with a molasses/chocolate backing. A dozen years have mellowed this, because the alcohol is warming and certainly noticeable, but not as sharp as the abv would have it. Maple syrup and oak flow in and out - Maple not as forward as in the Utopias. Chocolate and vanilla mix in, especially as it progresses. Dark fruits are in the forefront throughout. It is sweet, though not cloying. This is unique and complex to say the least.
It sure is a sip and savor. Syrupy, but not overly thick. The 8.45 oz. bottle is more than enough for one sitting. This is a delightful treat to enjoy as a long nightcap when in the mood for "something different". I'm very happy that I had a chance to get a couple bottles of this unique brew. I would love to see it revived.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2007 14:59:25 | More by jwc215
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1.76/5 rDev -39.7%
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 847 ratings.