Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.3/5 rDev +13%
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 -39.7%
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
3.99/5 rDev +36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle of the 1997 bottling. Thanks for opening this one up, Regen. Poured into a Cigar City snifter today, 4/23/2014.
A- Dark brown body, almost black. Minimal 1/4 finger tan head with no retention whatsoever, no lacing at all.
S- Complex nose that consists of port, maple, bourbon, oxidized sherry, and a ton of sugary brown malt. This is a very sweet beer, but its one that reminds me a lot of Utopias, but without the solvent alcohol booze.
F- Oxidized sherry, port, maple syrup, bourbon, sweet brown sugar, some caramel, toffee, molasses, slightly cloying sugar, oak. Complex, reminds me of a mix of Utopias and Black Tuesday to borrow the description of another BA that we drank this with.
M- Medium body, on the thinner side but certainly not lacking flavour. It has a lot of punch to the palate. I didn't think it was 18%, but then again I shouldn't be too surprised given the reputation of Sam Adams' high gravity beers.
O- Not bad at all, an unique drinking experience indeed. Not something I'd seek out again, but this is a beer you'll like if you enjoy sweetness and a bit of cloying flavours in a beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 06:59:15 | More by Stevedore
Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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