ross (2078) - 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 (1414) - 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 (1373) - 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 (1417) - 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 (1714) - 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.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corked and caged 750 ml bottled October 2004, pours cloudy golden yellow with a nice lasting head of large bubbles, good lacing in my glass. Sweet fruity and bourbon aromas, smoky and woody flavors, the bourbon taste almost overwhelming at first but mellows throughout, medium bodied with a fairly smooth mouthfeel, not as carbonated as most tripels, finishes dry. At 13.99 a bottle no thank you.
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden with loose carbonation that settles to a thin, white ring of lace - bourbon is prominent in the aroma, but it melds well with the light fruit smells of apple and pear, and a hint of banana - spice rounds things out, almost giving the beer an overall smell of bananas foster, with a touch of tart mustiness - surprisingly creamy for something with such lively carbonation - fruits from the aroma come into play, with smooth notes of vanilla, and well-balanced bourbon flavor - in fact, this is probably the most well-intergrated bourbon flavor I’ve encountered in a barrel-aged beer, which is surprising, because I never would have even thought to age a tripel style ale in a bourbon barrel - I’m shocked that there are such mixed reviews of this, especially since other barrel-aged ales are getting such high marks, even when they aren’t nearly as well-balanced (ie. Weyerbacher Heresy).