Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.3/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 250 mL. corked and plastic wrapped bottle (1995 Vintage) into a snifter glass.
A vigorous pour yields not even the faintest resemblance of a head. The body is a almost perfectly black brown that refuses to let any light even think of passing through. The lack of head and high viscosity of the body permit no lacing to ever appear at any point during consumption.
This beer really does smell like soy sauce. Also of interest are notes of bourbon, licorice, and the darkest chocolate imaginable. This is one intimidating nose.
Dark and sweet, the first sip yields flavors of Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, dark chocolate, and melted brown sugar. Swallowing the beer releases a myriad of dried fruit flavors onto the palate, including plum and raisin. Quick to follow, more flavors of soy sauce are accompanied by flavors of molasses and blackberry brandy. As these flavors fade, a bit of creamy coffee and maple syrup become noticeable. This is definitely one complex brew that my palate simply cannot do justice.
This beer is as full bodied as they come with absolutely no carbonation. The body is thick and sticky yet smooth, resting on your tongue with serious weight but gliding through your mouth with ease. The carbonation is quite simply nonexistent. The mouthfeel is literally like syrup with an oil like character.
This beer is definitely not for everyone. The bold and super-sweet flavors will turn many away and the practically undrinkable body will scare the rest. But for those willing to look past these qualities and dig into a truly complex and fulfilling desert beer, the Samuel Adams Triple Bock would definitely be worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2012 07:09:28 | More by output01x
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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 850 ratings.