Samuel Adams Triple Bock

Samuel Adams Triple Bock

Rated 3.020 by BeerPals

Brewed by Boston Beer Company

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  English Barleywine

17.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 44 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank38923
Overall Percentile21.5
Style Rank333 of 357
Style Percentile6.7
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.021
Weighted Score3.020
Standard Deviation1.127

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  • CYBERCAT 11215 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Had a sample of the 1995 vintage. It pours an opaque warm sable with a minimal head. Strong aroma is mainly of miso with hints of molasses and unsweetened chocolate. Rich, sweet flavor has components of caramel and chocolate and has a strong, seemingly salty undertone, a fruity hint and a subtle alcohol nip. Texture is thick, smooth and syrupy. This is an intense beer for sipping slowly, little by little!

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I was a bit apprehensive after browsing some of the reviews, but i gotta admit for some weird reason i am digging it. Aromas of soy sauce and dark, pure chocolate. Upon tasting the rich chocolate was the constant, with dark fruits like raisins, and plums with a maple sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy,it coats my glass with a thin layer of fine sediment. A sipper for sure, it is thick and massive, and a little goes a long way. I can understand why many would rate it low, but to each his own.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Huge aroma of tobacco, raisins, black jack candies and soy sauce. The scent is massive, and I liked it. Pours essentially flat with a black colored body and no head or lacing. Mouth feel is extremely thick and viscous, one of the heaviest beers I’ve sampled. Even the smallest sip produces an immense flavor and coats the mouth. Lots of black licorice, rum, wet cigar and strong coffee. The infamous soy sauce is easily tasted, and it actually works well in the myriad of other overpowering flavors. The few ounces I enjoyed were pleasant, I’m surprised how well I like this beer.

  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Had this years ago...it was not good. Poured a very dark amber and smelled sweet. The flavor was very much like a wine...a very bad wine. It was hard to get down and made me feel rather ill.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I had the pleasure of trying this recently at a friend's house. He mentioned that it had been aged for a dozen years like a fine wine. The spiffy bottle looked so 90s as well. It was dark black with no head. The aroma was not quite as bad as I had read here, but it was pretty raunchy. The flavour was quite strong and sweet. Almost ice-wine sweet.

  • JTODD5DOT1 134 reviews
    rated 1.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    Well, originally I thought I was in for a treat when I purchased this brew. Unfortunately it was the wrong kind of treat. After reading some of the reviews here, I'm thinking the one I had had turned. I was unable to get more than one sip. The smell was unbearable. Like one post said, old leather shoes soaked in soy sauce for a while. I think the thing that surprised me the most was that the bottle was actually blue.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 1.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    weird...like the most complex, sweet soy sauce you'll ever have. i enjoyed it as a treat, but it's too much. not something i'll go back for often. worth trying if you've never had. re-tasted 1/09 - aroma nearly unbearable, nice appearance, but the flavor is just a bit much. english barleywine it is not!

  • PHILBERTGODPHRY 142 reviews
    rated 1.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Wow, what a foul beer. I'm not sure if the one I tried was stored improperly or if that's how it is supposed to taste. The smell was alcohol and soy sauce. The taste was alcohol and soy sauce. I couldn't drink all of it. I hope they don't all taste as bad as mine did.

  • QUATERNIO 68 reviews
    rated 1.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Sampled with a friend of mine who "scored" a few bottles of this stuff. I could not observe the smell or taste in great depth because the smell and taste are completely unsettling. Smells like soy sauce and rotting, burnt wood. Pours black; no head or carbonation. Mouthfeel is oily and gritty; there is a lot of sediment. Tastes like soy sauce, rotting, burnt wood, and some burnt adjunct malts like chocolate and coffee. We opened the second bottle a few months later to share with a third person, and I forced myself to finish an entire glass of it, which was about a third of the tiny bottle. Same results. In both cases there was a lot of black sediment left on the bottom of the bottle when we poured it in the sink. Not good, not good at all.

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 3

    This was as thick as maple syrup and stained my glass brown. Intense roasted/blackened tobacco like smell. Flavors of figs, prunes, raisin juice concentrate, all that jazz. Sugar on the tongue, very bitter in the back, and a little acidic. More like a wine really. Im getting notes of leather shoes soaked in soy sauce for a couple years and whisky barrels at the bottom of a bog. Although an impressive beer, I didnt enjoy it

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