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RATINGS: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   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.

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3.7
Tide (5627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2018 Vintage 1994. Black color, no head. Bittersweet taste with roasted malts, chocolate, soy sauce, plum, salt and nuts. Bittersweet finish with roasted malts, soy sauce, plum, salt, licorice and nuts. Really great brew comparing to the age.

3.2
BuckeyeBoy (10646) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2018
Little bottle 1995 vintage pours out thick pitch black. Nose is big sweet pit fruit booze burnt malts. Taste is more of the thick rich pit fruit port notes and plenty booze.

3.7
Meilby (12147) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2018
Bottle 250ml vintage 1997 @ yngwie
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours black with no head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, ozidization, cocoa, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, roasted, oxidized, cocoa and soya finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

2.9
dnstone (4632) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2018
Poured a deep brown wth off white head. Bitter aroma. Had a dry, bitter biting flavor, high in alcohol with some cherry edge. Notes: old note from a ‘97 bottle.

2.6
Bitterbill (2343) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2017
From May 2008 his just showed up again in Casper after many years. Pours a thick black with no head and no lacing. The smell has notes of dark fruit, maple syrup, caramel malt, and a strong presence of alcohol. Overall, very sweet. The taste reminds me of a Port. Sweet caramel and dark fruit followed by some wood notes and maple syrup. Also a bit of chocolate. Very sweet to my palate. I liked it when it first came out and what do you know...I still like it. It's definitely not something I'd want to drink every day and the alcohol is there in abundance but it's a good sipper and it's tasty. I give it a moderate thumbs up.

3.5
gripweed57 (3502) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017
From old tasting notes. Cobalt blue bottle. Translucent deep brown color.mno head. Interesting aromatic complex malt aroma. Hints of molasses, plums and port wine. Intensely sweet, complex malty flavor has notes of burnt caramel, plum wine and licorice. Big bold mouthfeel. Areal Jeckyl and Hyde here. This is a subtle brew that knocks you on your ass when you’re not paying attention.

3.1
andrewje41 (5529) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2017
Small blue bottle, poured, and filtered to remove the cork. Vintage 1995, courtesy of Scrizzz. Damn! Thanks Clint! Thick pour. Sauce thick. Jet black. Huge, intense sweet raisin aroma, and booze, noticed from halfway across the table. Raisin theme continues in the flavor, with an intense licorice and bran rounds up to the boozy finish. Huge beer here. First experience with this beer, so I have no comparison notes. What an experience this one was. Fun for sure, but about a 3 oz sample was more than enough.

4.2
AndySnow (9084) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
How: Bottle, 1994 vintage.
Where: Tasting at Björn, 2017-03-04.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Alcohol, dried fruit, plum, caramel.
Body: Full body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, alcohol, a bit vinous, raisin, plum, caramel.

1.3
77ships (13481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Thank you Mathieu87 & PriorL! 250 ml. bottle sampled @ “Epic beer Tasting 2016”. 1997 Vintage. Pours black with zero head. Nose is very thick soy sauce, Teriyaki sauce & even more sauce, alcoholic going to varnish & model glue,… Crazily heavy on the soy sauce. Taste is very heavy soy sauce leading into really extreme sweetness, similar to Sirop de Liège but even sweeter, sweetness on this is beyond all bounds, I didn’t realize that anything can even be this sweet, cloying beyond all possibilities, dark prune syrup, alcohol is largely obscured. Taste is not necessary bad but it is cloying to the point of being completely & utterly undrinkable for me. Low umami notes, insanely thick syrup. I cannot stomach this. It exceeds all known sweetness for me & goes even futher.

2.8
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown color. Aroma smells like I opened an old steamer trunk, yeasty, musty, moldy. Flavors of soy sauce, yeast, peppery spice, and alcohol. Didn’t like this one at all.


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