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Mad Scientist
02-28-2006, 11:15 PM
Have there been only three vintages of this beer? 1994, 1995, and 1997?

ClockworkOrange
03-01-2006, 11:37 AM
From the Samuel Adams website: "There have been only three vintages of Samuel AdamsŪ Triple BockŪ: 1994, 1995 and 1997, but bottles can still be found in the marketplace."

chazwicke
03-01-2006, 02:48 PM
I've got a case each of 94 and 95

HarkJohnny
03-01-2006, 04:02 PM
yep, i've got one bottle of the 97

ClockworkOrange
03-01-2006, 04:51 PM
I've got the 94

jdubbmancandy
03-20-2006, 09:42 PM
someone want to sell me a bottle is there a recipe out there for it???

Dead_Eye
03-22-2006, 10:15 PM
The book "Homebrew Adventures" by Papazian has a recipe for Sam Adams Triple Bock in it.

jdubbmancandy
03-22-2006, 11:18 PM
thanks bud ill try it lol

ClockworkOrange
03-23-2006, 10:07 PM
From the reviews I've seen, a $1 bottle of Kikkoman's is a close substitute.

Mad Scientist
03-23-2006, 10:40 PM
Nah, kikkomans is too salty:)

Carl Spakler
02-01-2007, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by ClockworkOrange
From the reviews I've seen, a $1 bottle of Kikkoman's is a close substitute.

I'll take the soy sauce...at least I can use it to cook with. The Triple Bock was, IMO, a MAJOR disappointment.

chazwicke
02-01-2007, 11:41 AM
It did not seem to age all that well. A noble experiment I guess.

HarkJohnny
02-01-2007, 12:09 PM
yep, bought two bottles back in 01. drank half of one...poured out the rest and the other bottle will likely never be opened!

ClockworkOrange
02-01-2007, 01:42 PM
To most people, the bottle is worth more than it's contents.

Carl Spakler
02-01-2007, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by chazwicke
It did not seem to age all that well. A noble experiment I guess.

To age well you need to start out with at least a foundation of being good. :D

On one hand it was a disaster, or so it would seem by the comments on here, on the other hand it's good to see them branch out and try new things. The more BB tries to be like the big guys the less unique they are. They are in dangerous ground, too small to be able to compete with the big swill producers (I think), but too big to be considered a local, craft brew. Especially with a good portion of their "Boston" beer made in........Ohio!

HogieWan
02-01-2007, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by ClockworkOrange
From the reviews I've seen, a $1 bottle of Kikkoman's is a close substitute.

you must have had it too cold. I've had it twice. Once was from the fridge and all I tasted was soy sauce. I had another a couple months ago at room temp and it was great - lots of chocolate, fruity and sherry notes. I've got another bottle that I'll open soon.

Oh, they were all 95

dparsons
02-02-2007, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by ClockworkOrange
To most people, the bottle is worth more than it's contents.

Then I'm the exception.

ClockworkOrange
02-02-2007, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by dparsons
Then I'm the exception.

Yep. I am as well.

chazwicke
02-02-2007, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by HogieWan
you must have had it too cold. I've had it twice. Once was from the fridge and all I tasted was soy sauce. I had another a couple months ago at room temp and it was great - lots of chocolate, fruity and sherry notes. I've got another bottle that I'll open soon.

Oh, they were all 95

I've got a case of the 94 and a case of the 95. They have always been kept in my celler and in good condition. I bought them when they came out with hopes that it would cellar nicely. I've only tasted one of the 95's at the Extreme Beer Festival in Boston a couple of years ago. It was a small sample and not enough to really judge. When this beer was first released. It was a very nice brew and I really would have expected it to age well. It was a really new and exciting development on the beer scene back then. BBC may be the progenitors of the extreme beer movement.

Mad Scientist
02-02-2007, 09:47 AM
Still got nay left chaz? I enjoyed it on occasion.....

HogieWan
02-02-2007, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by Boerne Brew
Still got nay left chaz? I enjoyed it on occasion.....

My local has a couple cases

chazwicke
02-02-2007, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by Boerne Brew
Still got nay left chaz? I enjoyed it on occasion.....

Yeah, a case of both the 94 and 95. These cases sold for about $100.00 each when they came out back in those years. So many who bought a full case were hoping to cellar them. I remember much banter about this brew in 94. How it would cellar and how to store it since the bottles are corked like wine. I recall chatting with folks on the old Prodigy Ntwork beer forum back then. It was in the days that the WWW was just opening up and many people were still on private systems like Prodigy. Lew Bryson was a regular on that board too.

Mad Scientist
02-02-2007, 12:18 PM
I am a vertern of the bulletin board days.....

chazwicke
02-02-2007, 01:26 PM
Prodigy? Cool! My handle back then was Beercrank. I'm not so cranky anymore. Mellowed in my old age. LOL

HogieWan
02-02-2007, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by chazwicke
Mellowed in my old age. LOL

cellared well, eh?

chazwicke
02-02-2007, 05:01 PM
;)