Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by mmmbeer:
1.78/5 rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
8.45 oz. cobalt, silk-screened bottle, with a simple tasting cork. Brewed to 40 Plato with two-row and chocolate malt, maple syrup, Tettnang and Hallertau hops, two Sam Adams yeasts, and aged in whiskey barrels. Brewed in Ceres, CA in 1997. Pours dark ruby, flat, and it coats the glass with an iodine tint that oddly lingers. Heavily tannin-laden sediment at the bottom of the bottle are the strangest lees I've ever seen in a beer. Intimidatingly aromatic, with soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce at first, followed by roast and coffee, Tootsie Roll, bourbon, vanilla, licorice and chocolate - partly appetizing, but mostly off-putting. Very sweet and brothy on the palate, with lots of melanoidins, molasses, licorice, maybe some oak and a dash of Robitussin. Very full and syrupy body is tannic and leaves lots of cloying sugar on the lips. Quite an interesting beer, which is a bit better after breathing for a few hours, but it is nearly undrinkable. On the plus side it hides the alcohol well, and it will last for many more years, but I doubt any amount of age would improve this beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2011 17:04:54 | More by mmmbeer
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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.