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Samuel Adams Triple Bock

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Structure82899 (19) - USA - SEP 27, 2001
Very good, but not the best Sam Adams product. Remarkable bottle though.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kodos (205) - USA - SEP 25, 2001
Cant really explain the taste of this as a beer, maybe more of a brandy type liquor in the flavor dept. There are so many flavors here ranging from the fruity/port type flavors to 30wt motor oil. To me this is undrinkable by itself. As others have said, maybe after 30 years or so in the cellar it will improve. Somehow I doubt it tho.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - SEP 19, 2001
Very tasty; the Bock of bocks! Too bad it’s so hard to come by.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
While I laud the effort, I must criticize the product. Inside this awesome bottle is a beer that exudes a soy sauce and prune nose. With no head, I momentarily confused this with 10w 30 motor oil (joking). So thick and syrupy, it left the most residue on a glass I have ever seen, whether it be wine, liquor, or beer. The taste is sweet, consisting of soy sauce and maple syrup flavors. Altogether pungent and thick, with slight bitterness in the finish, this has to be one of the most pungent, unique, offensive beers on the market. I memorable experience, but not a good one.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
The bottle is quite possibly the best part about the beer. Smells like a combination of Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce and chocolate syrup. There is no head whatsoever and is easly confused with motor oil (see delbomber’s rating.) To quote a friend, ’Its like drinking a steak.’ Very thick tastes like a combination of soy sauce and chocolate syrup.

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 couldn’t finish the first bottle. I think I’ll give away the second.

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.

3.5
   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.

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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