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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
Triple Bock is a heady, high-alcohol winter brew that is a perfect way to warm up as the weather starts to get cooler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
From bottle, blindtasting #12. Pours hazy brown with a fully gone head. Slight oxidised and wineous aroma with a solid malty base aroma. Slight metallic and slight wineous flavoured with a smooth caramel and roasted malt. Smooth fruity and malty finish. Nice and good balanced, yet with a distinct oxidation note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2010
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of matl, caramel, roasted malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle 37 cl. Courtesy of Miver. Pours hazy and opaque orangey brown with a beige head. Aroma of burned caramel and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, roasted maltiness and caramel with a distinct warming alcohol in the finish. 010209

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aroma is sweet butterscotch. Taste is very smooth and sweet, like caramel taffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2010
375ml bottle, thanks axilla. Brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, plum/raisin, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, raisin, caramel, grape, some alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
13oz bottle with the neat novelty 3-D label and attached glasses. Poured a deeper reddish-brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of dark fruitiness, roast, chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a little bready. Tastes of dark fruits (lots of raisins and plums), caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and a little smoky. Some alcohol warmth in the finish, but it is 13+%. Sweet but not cloying. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle... Very dark, murky, prune juice-colored lager with a small, creamy, tan head. Pulled deeply from my glass, the aroma lends vinous, earthy, fruity notes of dried plum, dark raisins, fig, cola, wood, tawny port and rawhide – that is a nose-full. Full-bodied with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and tender carbonation. Sweet, meaty, vinous flavors of dried plum and sherry balanced by ethanol and hop bitterness alongside a whisper of chocolate and delicate acidity. Lengthy, dried plum finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma was sweet with roasted malt and plums. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and plums. Finished sweet and had warming alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle and draft from IHP. THis one weigh in at 14.6 (or 14.8, not sure)% ABV as per the menu. Ratings from bottle with additional remembrance of the draft offering to form a bit of a composite, as such. The pour (into a snifter) is deep black with very little light through and a 1-finger off-tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is oaky spirity dark malt, heavy figgy fruit, molasses, peaty notes, and dark chocolate. Nose reminds me of Westy 12 mixed with Sam Adams triple bock in a 3-1 ratio. The flavor is very malty, very thick, yet not cloying at all, with a heavy note of molasses, bourbony, oaky dark malt, figgy, plummy, and blackberry fruits, and some finishing dark chocolate. Fairly sweet, per se, with a lot of figgy fruity, peaty, spirity, oaky, bourbony notes mixed with an overall dark choclate element that balances well with the overall profile. The palate never waters out at all in spite of the hefty 14.5+% ABV of this one. This beer is world class, and inarguably the best triple bock I have ever had. I bought two bottles, and it saddens me that many of these bottles will be whored out by the eBay scumbags out there. In summary, this beer kicks major ass, but is not for lightweights. In the words of BBB63, "Get ya some, and do it now, punk!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Dense burgundy color, cloudy, unfiltered, thin tan ring of carbonation on top. Rich and malt-forward nose, dominat notes of toffee, brandy and honey. Full bodied, syrupy and thick, overly sweet, excessive sugar but it balances well with the body and present itself as a dessert sipper. Alcohol not dominant at all, rare to find in these days of super-alcohol mess-terpieces.

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