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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1558) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Hazy, amber-orange appearance with a large, fluffy white head and modest lacing. Aroma incorporates earthiness, wood, whiskey and tropical fruit. Tastes range from coconut, initially, to toffee-like malt, finishing with the inherent flavors from the barrels. Smooth, mellow with little sweetness; alcohol is noticable but not overbearing from this Dec 04 bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bottle February ’05 bottling. 11% ABV. Pale golden with an off-white head. Wonderful rich, complex aroma - fruit, malt, yeast, oak, vanilla. Rich flavor of vanilla, fruit (strawberry and citrus) with a huge bourbon finish. Alcohol presence in finish. Rich body, but also silky and easy to drink. Surprisingly easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1031) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
Pours hazey apple juice, big white lacing head disappeared in seconds. Sweet hop floral nose, woody, and vanilla. Citric (limes), honey cake. Lots of strawberries. Finish is boozy and warming. A little underwhelming.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Aroma of cabernet, oak. Appears orange-pink in color. Flavor is bouron and oak. Palate is effervescent, bubbly, appropriate. Overall, I found this experience to be absolutely sublime. I wish I had been in a position to do a proper rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottled Feb ’05, 11%abv. Pours hazy golden with thick white lasting head. Plenty of carbonation. Aroma is fresh, grassy, with a slight bit of oak. Flavor, now this is something else. Rich flavors of bourbon and oak with slight vanilla. Very creamy and silky smooth. Very unique and unusual beer. Very good beer. Alcohol is not apparent. I am quite pleased by this one. If I see this one again I will not pass it up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Poured golden with a light white head. Aroma is strong. Taste was sweet with light fruits and bourbon. There is definitely an oaky taste as well. Tried this one with Dragonstout and SoLan. Definitely will get better with age even though its great now. Doesn’t have to be chilled to be enjoy. I have tried it both ways and liked it the same. I got lucky and found a case at a local beer store and bought it up. Plan to age most of them before drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle. Golden color with rocky white head. Aroma is very oaky and strong. Taste...POW! A little sweet with a strong flavor of oak wood alcohol. I was not necessarially expecting this out of an Allagash ale, but it was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Recieved through trade with Zathrus13. Pour was a lot lighter than expected, really didnt have any expectations other than how the odyssey poured out. Nose full of bourbon, unlike any other barell aged beer before. I really havent had a lot of hard liqour or the like, but from what I have experienced, this was like a watered down version of a bourbon. Some fruit hidden under its huge blast of potent alcohol and oak. Quite spicy and still a bit hot, but was still a nice change of pace from the "normal" beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Bottle 340. Nice sweet and citrus aroma. Pours a lovely full, thick orange/yellow, like good cheddar cheese. Beautiful white head, lots of cabo action. Immediate rush of bourbon that lingers delicately on the tongue, but never overpowers. The mouthfeel is like beautiful lacing around your favortie glass. A wonderful beer, worth every penny of the $16.99 + tax I paid for it at the Whip-In in Austin. If you have a chance to grab one of these, do not hesitate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2005 Oh yeah pop that cork.Feb. 05 bottle 290.Hugh amounts of wood, alcohol and bourbon.A very nice blend.Had some sweetness to it and the alcohol wasn’t overwhelming.Hugh bourbon tones with each sip and it was more present as it warmed up.Greta mouthfeelkind of slick and the finish was savouring.

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