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RATINGS: 1265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Allagash Curieux is a unique beer that was aged for 8 weeks in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels. In July 2004 they brewed a batch of the Triple and placed it in Bourbon barrels from Kentucky.
December ’04 bottles labeled as 11% ABV. Previous vintages at 9.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2005
The Bourbon imparted by the casks does not overwhelm. Oh, it’s in the aroma and taste but I found this to be overall an easily drinkable, refreshing beer. Pours golden with a moderate amount of carbonation. Some nice flavors at play like yeast, vanilla, zest, and oak. A lot more subtle in flavor than I was expecting but with a well-disguised alcoholic-kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Got lucky enough to have two of these.The bourbon was a little overpowering in the nose and the taste but I reaaly enjoyed the mellow flavor.The spices and fruit that you might expect from a Belgian Strong Ale did not show up much but this still was a taste treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2005
really intresting beer. After reading the barrel aged part i was expecting a much different beer. This was lighter and cleaner without a lot of the overpowering barrel flavors. Ended up knocking me on my ass that night though. Hides the 11% well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
POurs a pale heavy golden color, small white head. Aroma of buttered popcorn, sweet and bourbony. Flavor is woody, lots of spice and sweet malt. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle thanks to JCW....and says 10%. Hazy,golden with long,lasting,foam. Aroma is not as strange as I was expecting. The triple and bourbon go together quite,well. The malts and yeast stand out in the aroma,as well as the bourbon. Although well,carbonated the mouthfeel,is quite smooth. The flavor is strong on the belgian malt and yeast,with bourbon and wood being noticeable.As it warms the bourbon flavors take over,which is the only negative,for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Interesting brew. The aroma was vanilla, bananas, and bourbon. Strong bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla, oak, and belgian yeast. This really needs to breathe for a while before becoming really enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Odd milk/whiskey aroma. Full whiskey flavor, that smoothed into banana and cloves. Sweet with lots of alcohol in the flavor. Definitely an interesting brew, but I’m not a whiskey fan and that was a little too strong here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Tasted at the Labor Day gathering. Banana aroma with some heavy alcohol notes, slight whiskey presence comes out with it. Flavor is sugary and alcoholic. This comes off as pretty rough, somewhat burning of a flavor. Suprisingly disappointing. This could have been something great, but the belgian goodness was shot down from the whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Light orange color with a full, Belgianesque covering foam. Aroma is mostly bourbon, alcohol and a few woody elements (dry toasted oak, vanilla), but some Belgian elements remain (although I would suggest the wafting, rather than deeply inhaling the compounds), giving a lightly fruity, yeasty touch. Flavor is predominantly bourbon and booze, with a vanilla and cask wood flavor and an ungodly rich body, which does improve the beer. Some Belgianesque, triple elements remain, providing a slight hint of Belgian yeast and fruit, but it really is very unbalanced. I still find it pretty enjoyable, however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Huge burbon nose, great lasting head and a tingly tongue, very warming, soothing, smooth presence. Loved it...thanks silphium.

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