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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

888 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 38.57%
Wants: 70
Gots: 105 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-10-1998

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.
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Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

This was much better than advertised, however I was told by multiple people that it's the best bottle they've ever had. I actually liked this beer which apparently is not common.

Photo of JGam115
3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours like a wine, no head. Strong prune, black currant, some booze, ripe bing cherries. Whoa - big pruney, maple syrup. Crazy beer

Photo of teamwiggum
2.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MNishCT77
2.2/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 oz. (?) bottle from Fri., 01/02/2015 tasting (thanks, Erich and Sara!), 1995 vintage, poured into a snifter glass, drank over ~30 minutes

Photo of HopHead84
3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/30/14

1994 vintage. Thanks to Jeff for sending this extra a few years back. We opened this expecting it to be horrid, and we were all surprised when it wasn't. Very dark in color and still. The aroma has a lot of maple, and sherry and teriyaki oxidation. Date and plum are evident. It smells like a stepping stone to Milennium and Utopias. The flavor is rich with a big savory umami character. Lots of port notes, as well as plum, date, and maple. Teriyaki is evident but not overly so. It's very rich. It's pretty much still with much warming on the palate. Very rich and oxidized but not the nightmare I thought it would be. Can't drink much of this but it was definitely nice to try.

Photo of mikeincharleston
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.32/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jzeilinger
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Mike
4.45/5  rDev +51.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of Cath
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of tommyguz
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Shandycan
1/5  rDev -65.9%

Soy sauce.

Photo of braugon
5/5  rDev +70.6%

94'

Poured out the blackest liquid I can imagine coming from a bottle. The neck was completely stained with a ring in the neck that had slightly dissipated over the years. Smelled like prunes and raisins and other dark dried fruits. Taste was similar with port wine like qualities. 17% abv not detectable. If you've had Utopias you can imagine how the same brewery made this beer. Mouth was big, full and viscous. Huge amount of malt left on the palate. The sediment left at the bottom of the bottle was thick, pure black mud. I was scared of this one, but I'm glad to say a 68 / 100 rating for this beer is bonkers. If you happen to have a 1994, open it.

If anyone wants to "troll" me with more Sam Triple Bock please feel free to PM me.

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -31.7%

1994. Wet cardboard, maple syrup, soy sauce, lemon pledge.

Photo of ILuvBeer
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Cork had decayed. Alcohol dominate. Used the remainder to marinate meat.

Photo of mookihouse
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of BrettHead
1/5  rDev -65.9%

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.75/5  rDev +62.1%

Photo of Bp123
4.78/5  rDev +63.1%

Photo of Soneast
1/5  rDev -65.9%

Photo of royalenfield
1/5  rDev -65.9%

This is, without a doubt, the worst beer I've ever tasted, and one of the most disgusting things I've ever put in my mouth. It makes Olde English seem like Chateau d'Yquem in comparison.

Looks like motor oil, smells like rancid soy sauce, tastes like vinegar, and leaves an awful vomitaceous aftertaste that just wouldn't quit. Foul, nasty, putrid, vile, repulsive, nauseating... there aren't enough adjectives in the dictionary.

Of course since they put it in a pretty bottle and charge a mint for it, some pretentious douchebag probably thinks it's god's gift to the local package store. What were they thinking?!?

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
68 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.