Back when I was a beer novice, I picked up a pretty black bottle at Kappy’s and thought it was somehow exotic, rare, or interesting. It was made by Sam Adams, so I felt safe that at least it was local, and it was being sold at a store so it was at least relatively normal. And I was wrong, very wrong, on both counts. The bottle? A tiny sample of Sam Adams Triple Bock, actually in a cobalt blue bottle with a glass blue stopper, and it pours a disturbingly thick like fermented teryaki sauce.