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Samuel Adams Triple Bock

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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Triple Bock is complex, elegant, and has the depth and complexity of a fine cognac, vintage port or an old sherry. Non-carbonated, ruby-black, and very special, Triple Bock should be sipped from a small snifter in a two-ounce serving. This is a beer to savor, and sip slowly. Triple Bock has a brandy-like warmth and a complex melange of fruity, woody, and toffee-like flavors. Let the aroma fill your mouth and nose with rich malt and fruit overtones. Savor and appreciate its enormous character. Serve Triple Bock as you would a fine sherry, at room temperature, in a small snifter. One bottle generously serves two or three. Recork and store standing up. Once poured into a small glass, the layers of aroma and flavor will continue to evolve as the deep ruby brew warms in the hand.

There have been only three vintages produced: 1994, 1995 and 1997, but bottles can still be found in the marketplace. 1994 and 1995 vintages are marked as such on the back label; 1997 vintage is not.


1.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2001
Beer? Are you sure? More like alcoholic Karo syrup. If you are gonna drink this, you must sip it. Very very strong, very thick, and reminds me more of Jagermeister than a beer. Tried to get some friends to help me finish the bottle, but no-one would drink more than a sip so I had to finish it myself. The high alcohol content is very noticeable. Felt like the fumes of an everclear shot permeating from my throat after every sip. Pretty bottle though...thatís about it.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 24, 2001
I wanted to like it, and did until the wicked essence of Jagermeister aftertaste kicked in and wrecked the whole thing. I doubt cellaring could help it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2001
I, for one, like this a lot. Donít regard it as a beer per se, but put it in a brandy snifter and donít try to finish the whole thing in one sitting, for Godís sake.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
Very dark brown, this beer colorizes the glass ! No foam. Its aroma is very intense and thick with a touch of mocha. Chocolate, sweet and very pleasant. Very long aftertaste. I want more !

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
WubbyG99999 (11) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
your stomach will hate you in the morning

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Viking (9) - x, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2001 does not count
This beer is simply too thick and syrupy to be enjoyable. I couldnít finish the first bottle. I think Iíll give away the second.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2001
Best in the winter; use a snifter.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2001
Great looking crystal-blue bottle. I guess they felt the need to dress the bottle up to hide the fact that this beer is not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lshockey199 (23) - USA - OCT 8, 2001
this is meant for sipping, and is acutully made by bronco winery in ca.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
hackleo (11) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Cask conditioned version with raspberries. Smells like raisins. Initial flavor interesting and complex, but finishes with a distinct peanut butter flavor. Consistency of cough syrup. Bottled version much more enjoyable.


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