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Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Triple BockSamuel Adams Triple Bock

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BA SCORE
68
poor

847 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 847
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 38.7%
Wants: 65
Gots: 99 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  17.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Though the little cobalt bottles still decorate the shelves today, this beer only had 3 vintage releases; 1994, 1995, and 1997. Brewed with two row malted barley, water, Noble hops and yeast, along with maple syrup, it was then aged several months in oak whiskey barrels before being bottled. At the time it was considered the world's strongest beer, and a precursor of today's Extreme Beers.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-10-1998)
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jwc215

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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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Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
68 out of 100 based on 847 ratings.