Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Smells like bourbon -- Jim Beam whie label without the alcohol. Rough aroma. Thin white head over a golden body; slight lacing left after it dissipated fairly quickly. The first note is bourbon with a smoky background. Almost all of the Belgian spice is dominated in the flavor and only present in the aftertaste. Not for me. hard to discern the palate through the overpowering bourbon flavor, but it’s light and bubbly. Not as good as the regular tripel.
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m crazy about a beer that is aged in oak barrels, especially boubon aged beers. I’m a big fan of Beam too, but this beer was just a bit too overwhelming. Strong bourbon flavor right off the top. Even the foamy head reminded me of a Beam/ginger ale. The over all experience was almost like drinking a Boilermaker with bourbon. I think this one is definately overprice at $15 bucks but if you like bourbon aged brews, I guess it is worth a try. I have another bottle on the shelf that I will probably offer as a trade someday.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong burboun flavor - almost unpleasent at first (given my dislike for burboun in general). looks like the tripel, and smells like jim beam. smell is sweet and fruity, and the taste is woody and fuirty as well. not a bad beer, but not worth the 14.99 price tag that came with it.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September bottle. Pours a golden color with npt alot of head. Flavor has a nice alcohol flavor and the Beam is present in the after taste. This is pretty good. Im a huge Beam fan and enjoy this brew.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: hazy golden, white head, aroma of sweet fruits and yeast, flavor sweet, some spice, not too bitter, didnt notice much bourbon flavor, which was good for this beer. Enjoyable
wxman (1280) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I have to agree with the handful of other raters who feel the bourbon flavor in this is too astringent and dominant to be in there with the soft nuanced flavors of a good triple. To add insult to injury, they charge $13 a 750 ml bottle! I wouldn’t do this again. It’s good, but not that good. If you like this flavor combination take some advice. Buy your favorite abbey triple or dubble and throw in 1/2 a shot of Jim Beam. You’ll be there at less than half the price.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Extreme Beer Fest. Cloudy blonde color with a thin head. Very appealing aroma of bubble gum, fruits and spices. Very good flavor of bubble gum, fruits and spices. Light to medium body, creamy texture. Very good stuff.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 What an interesting beer. Beautiful lemon meringue pie appearance — cloudy yellow with a firm frothy white head. Great mouth feel. Pretty traditinal tripel, except that the bourbon flavor seems to hide the yeast. I need to think about whether TChrome is right and the bourbon hides everything. May rerate. I wouldn’t call this nasty; I might call it simple. // In fact, after sharing a couple of bottles with friends on different occasions, I would have to call it simple. I can’t believe I originally gave it a 4.3. Nice, but not that nice.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appears identical to the Allagash Triple I am used to, clear golden, lots of carbonation with a well retained, creamy, egg white head. Aroma has notes of wood, red wine, bourbon, and alcohol. Flavor is WAY over the top Jim Beam. Elements of the delicious triple try and come through, but they are buried under whisky nastiness. Very glad I didn’t pay $12-14 per bottle for this.
zathrus13 (1667) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 2004 bottle, $12. Cloudy yellow, with white head. Aromas of bourbon, yeast, fruit. Strong bourbon flavor, with fruit, yeast, and wood in there too. Body is medium, and overall, it goes down smooth. Like Weyerbacher Insanity, this is good, but still seems young. Aging should help.