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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

846 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 38.7%
Wants: 65
Gots: 98 | 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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qazeqaz

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-24-2013 22:50:16 | More by qazeqaz
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LSMroz

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-23-2013 14:26:28 | More by LSMroz
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-22-2013 19:22:34 | More by AdamP
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sunofneurot

New York

1/5  rDev -65.8%

12-22-2013 02:22:50 | More by sunofneurot
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +62.7%

12-17-2013 05:13:16 | More by RobertColianni
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Gio

Maryland

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-13-2013 03:22:27 | More by Gio
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

11-22-2013 20:44:22 | More by Kegatron
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +37%

11-17-2013 21:09:24 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

11-17-2013 21:06:40 | More by Keith_R
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +54.1%

11-15-2013 23:48:35 | More by marine1975
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

11-08-2013 16:39:58 | More by Phillyz
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours black, with some amber highlights around the top of the glass. No head to speak of. The body sticks to the side of the glass. The bottom inch of the bottle looks like old chunky chewing tobacco.

S- Oak, baker's chocolate, maple, rye bread, some sort of vegetable aroma as well.

T- Very sweet, with lots of the flavors described coming through. Lots of boozy whiskey, chocolate and maple, lots of bready flavors too. Sweet and dry and boozy.

M- Very thin and syrupy, not much of an alcohol bite. No carbonation to speak of.

O- It's not the horrible beer that others have indicated, but it's a little rough at this point. The chunky pieces at the bottom kind of made this on tough to try, but there are some complexities to it that I'm glad I got to try.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 23:17:52 | More by stephenjmoore
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Hopstout

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -65.8%

11-02-2013 16:15:44 | More by Hopstout
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +54.1%

10-28-2013 02:33:06 | More by gtermi
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +45.5%

10-26-2013 02:21:59 | More by bsuedekum
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

10-25-2013 03:57:07 | More by lupercmda
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bsm80x

New York

3/5  rDev +2.7%

10-24-2013 17:00:29 | More by bsm80x
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AndyGator

Alabama

4/5  rDev +37%

10-21-2013 19:41:51 | More by AndyGator
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +62.7%

10-17-2013 18:01:50 | More by BUNZILLA
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +37%

10-15-2013 18:41:34 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured at a bottle share. Thank you Jim d.
Poured through a colander because the cork is falling through

A. Dense black opacity with no head. Black hole.

S. Port. Deep sherry fruity density

T. Wow. So complex. Dense sweet dark prune-y . Chocolate and port.

M. Thick. Just thick

O. I have to say that all the negativity has got to eIther be completely unfounded or due to poor conditioning. This beer is all that is flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 04:26:15 | More by NuclearRich
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PeteTheBird

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +71.2%

10-13-2013 03:58:09 | More by PeteTheBird
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

10-07-2013 22:14:36 | More by SpongeRuiner
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CASK1

Florida

3.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A poorly cared-for bottle (1994 vintage) poured to tasting glasses.

This bottle was lost and found a couple of times. Not treated well in the meantime. Cork was dry and basically disintegrated on opening. Very low expectations, but this beer surprised.

A - Dark brown, thick and viscous. Coats the glass like no beer I've seen before. Awesome legs. No head to speak of.

S - Rich and complex. Lots of dark fruit, especially prunes. Chocolate builds as the beer warms. Sweet alcohol throughout.

T - Very complex. Lots of prunes and figs, followed by sherry. Hints of caramel malt and toffee. Chocolate comes on late, and is followed by peanut butter. Somewhat odd, but it works for this beer. Very low hops, but the beer is not cloying,

M - Thick and viscous, coats the mouth. Alcohol warmth builds in the finish but is not hot. No carbonation.

O - I certainly wouldn't want to drink a lot of this, but that's not the point anyway. I wish I had stored this more carefully. It was good, but probably would have been better with better storage and maybe not sitting on it so long!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 00:21:38 | More by CASK1
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-06-2013 00:48:36 | More by HisBoyElroy
Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
68 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.