Sam Adams Triple Bock - First Bottling
09-01-2019 @ 1:33 pm
OK...as a very early lover of craft beer, this beer was exciting when I heard of it's impending release. I bought a case and when I opened the first bottle...I was disappointed. It was very heavy, cloying and basically tasted like boiled down molasses. I put the other bottles in the back of my collection and forgot about it. Since these are small bottles...like 8.45 ounces..this was no big deal...except for the cost of the bottles. I basically forgot about them until a beer tasting in 2012 and a friend saw them in the corner and asked about them. I told him that they were not very good and he asked if we could open a bottle. WOW...the flavor had changed and the beer suddenly became very appreciable. It tasted of a strong barleywine but still had quote a bit of strong salt character. ..like a weak soy sauce...but the malt character prevailed. I have opened a bottle every year since and every year the beer becomes better and better. This is the last bottle. Good? Excellent? Who knows but the person who buys this bottle.
$60.00 + shipping