beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - 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 (1374) - 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 ó 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 wouldnít 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 canít believe I originally gave it a 4.3. Nice, but not that nice.
TChrome (1439) - 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 didnít pay $12-14 per bottle for this.
zathrus13 (1734) - 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 (5266) - 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 Iíve 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 - Iím shocked that there are such mixed reviews of this, especially since other barrel-aged ales are getting such high marks, even when they arenít nearly as well-balanced (ie. Weyerbacher Heresy).
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangish gold, thin head. The nose reflects this with a cidery/woody thing going on Some grapes and alcohol. Like strongbad says, this is "a very nice." Alcohol, lemon, yeast, sweetness, burbon, grape skins. The burbon is really well balanced. This stuff rocks. Really smooth body. I wish this was regularly available
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear golden color with a moderate head. Yeast, spice, oak accompanied by vanilla notes on the nose. The wood, which plays rather nicely with the dry, spicy character of the beer, does detract form the overall complexity of the beer. Yeast and malt character are moved to the background to make way for the wood. This beer is mellow, well integrated, and still complex enough to tantilize. An interesting departure from a fantastic tripel that works very well. Quite enjoyable.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2007 Really an interesting brew from Allagash. A fairly mild flavored tripel that is combined nicely with the bourbon barrels to create a nice, somewhat vinous concoction. Full flavored, with a nice color. This goes down fairly easy, which makes it a bit dangerous. A nice beer.
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfumy nose, golden brown color. A whiskey-like component that is interesting and enjoyable. Some peat and smoke too. Bonus points for novelty and character, but not un-flawed. Too perfumy for me.