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RATINGS: 1261   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Corked bottle. Dark yellow with a fluffy white head that left some lacing. Nose: cider and bourbon. Thick, slightly oily body. Flavor; alcohol and burned wood. No.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2645) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle (February 2005 bottling). A misty golden yellow color with a laced white head. Aroma of white wine, apple, candy, and oak. Strong elements of an earthy scotch, wood and peat. Mild lemon flavors come through at the end. Finishes with a harsh bite, as the alcohol lets in the burn.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 So how am I supposed to rate this as a Belgian Strong Ale when no Belgian Strong Ale has ever tasted like this? I’ll rate to style and slam it. They should have aged this in Pickle Barrels. It would have tasted better. You could pour watered down Jim beam into a half full glass of Allagash Four and get the same thing. Ohh god this si awful. Jim beam and Cola cans taste better than this. The sad thing is I don’t even think the beer buried under the bourbon is all that great. If you LOVE bourbon and vaguely like beer this might be your thing, but why would someone who loved bourbon want it soiled with watery flavored beer? God this stuff is awful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1639) - 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 (7986) - 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 (1066) - 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 (579) - 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.

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