Samuel Adams Triple Bock (1995)
- Overall 95/100
- Appearance 23/25
- Aroma 24/25
- Taste 24/25
- Finish 24/25
A couple weekends ago I had the opportunity to try a couple of rare Samuel Adams beers so I wanted to share this with you all. I felt very lucky to have been able to sample these beers, and I would like to thank my brother in law John for this. The first beer that I got to sample was this 1995 version of Samuel Adams Triple Bock which was a strong component of the 2012 Utopias. I was 14 years old when this beer was released, and I just cannot fathom holding on to a beer this long without drinking it but I am glad that the previous owner didn’t, and am thankful for my brother in law for snagging it up.
I found that it poured out a nice dark brown color, that had a ruby red hue when held up to the light. The aroma was sweet with some fruit fig, and maple. The taste of this beer started off with a small hint of maple and fig before the tart and almost sour finish. I also found some cherries in the finish as well as some alcohol that warmed the belly. There was a great balance to this beer and it is a great sipper.
Overall I loved this beer and while I was extremely excited about trying it, I was also slightly upset in the fact that I can almost guarantee that I will never get to try it ever again. Think about it, how many bottles of this 19 year old beer can still possibly exist? I would again like to thank my brother in law for sharing this with everyone!