ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Dec í04. Pours light copper color with a huge white head. Aroma is slightly yeasty and big on bourbon and oak. Malty flavor with doughy notes. Fruity and sweet with a touch of bourbon flavor as well. The finish is... Can you say... A-L-C-O-H-O-L?
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle pours a white head, color is yellow. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is bourbon, sweet, smoky and has mild carbonation. Good occasional, sipping beer.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellowish color. Smells like oak, bourbon, sweetness. Tastes like oak, bourbon, alcohol, earthy, sweet. I felt lucky to have tried it!
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow color, medium sized white head. Aroma is sharp, slightly sour and leathery, somewhat lambic-like, with hints of oak. Flavor is sweet, spicey, with significant alcochol in the finish.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts life as a triple then is aged in Oak Bourbon barrels. Pours a clear light amber color with a smallish head but active effervescence. Light aroma of crystalized malts and wood. The bourbon soaked oak comes out a bit too strongly in the taste but isnít overwhelming. Excellent mouthfeel and a clean dry finish. No hint of the 11abv in flavor but after drinking the 750ml, Iím hammered!
heemer77 (5154) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 2005 bottling. I really like the style and Allagash, but this is a disappointment. Poured a cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma from the barrels is definitely noticed with vanilla. There is also some cherries and popcorn. The taste is warming with pancakes and a slightly cheesy finish. There is also some popcorn. The alcohol provides a warming burn. This bad boy is hot. Maybe it would smooth out with a little age. Thanks Chuck.
1FastSTi (3342) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Bottle (Feb 05 edition):Thanks Chuck. This beer pours to a hazy straw colored body with a thin white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is strong and Belgian. Nice Belgian yeast, oak, grains. The flavor is spicy and Belgian. 7, 4, 7, 3, 15 = 3.6
Keg:Very fruity flavor that is cinnamon covered pears that have been soaked in sweet pear wine like Iíve had at sushi places. It pours to a light colored yellowish body with a nice white head and awesome lacing. Cinnamon pears is all I can think. The palate is sugary and warming. Lingering but nice. 7, 4, 8, 4, 16 = 3.9
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transparent and clear bright yellow in color with a web cast white head. Aroma comprised of spearmint, lemons, sourdough crust and butter crŤme with a slight bourbon accent in the background. Nice bourbon and oak resonance at first sip, and I know Iím in love already. Lingering bourbon charm, with a delectable triple malt make-up sweetened with accents of banana peels and spiced with coriander and cloves. Nice yeasty baguette bread quality. Bourbon provides a good foundation yet still lets the elemental triple traits shine through as well. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing, MIBRomeo!
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled on Feb 05
Light golden color w/ a large white head and some great lacing. Smells of wheat and sweet malts a belian yeast and hints of bourbon and mint. Palate is hot but smooth well coated and carbonated. Very sweet lightly butter and bourbon flavor w/ the typical belgian and alcohol. Overall some good stuff.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a taller near white head. Quite surprised by the real triple look. Mild fruit and yeast aromas of a triple are carried through the mild oak and smoke. I notice if you breath deep the aromas all you catch are the bourbon and alcohol aromas, but let the aromas carry toward the nose the scents of the triple and bourbon meld quite nicely; and as I love a good triple and I do enjoy a good bourbon from time to time there not need to further defend my aroma score. The flavors of bourbon and alcohol have taken over, perhaps expectedly as the delicate triple flavor are no real match for the light fruit and spice of a triple. Finish is quite bitter and Iím torn whether it is from the hops of the bourbon and spice of a triple. This one has lost a little to much of its original goodness, rather than adding complexity. I do like this, but itís more because I like bourbon than I like beer.This would pair well with swordfish and a fruity salsa. I will pick up a bottle or two more for a tasting here and there with folks that like beer and bourbon. I likely am low on my rating as I realize that I like beer more than bourbon and am being slightly bias. I love beer and like bourbon and I really like the combination, but in a true beer world this isnít as good as the triple. Now if there was a barrel aged brew category this would be close to a five in my book.