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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Draft at Quintessence. Sweet bourbon like nose without any beer characteristics in the aroma. Mildly hazy golden blonde with a huge off-white frothy head. Too much bourbon in this. Tastes like mellow JB, but I cannot taste any beer besides the overwhelming Jim Beam. You could accomlpish the same results if you barrel aged busch light...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
tap. golden with small head. lightly sweet. woody with very nice, mild spicing. subtle, but lots of wonderful underlying flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (451) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a nice gold color with white head. Aroma - caramel, honey. Taste is very smooth with vanilla, caramel, spices, oak, dark dried fruits (raisins, plums).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, light hops, hint of vanilla, caramel, yeast. Malty flavour, light citrus, yeast. Light boozy finish, caramel, yeast. Rather nice brew.
(from 37.5cL bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (900) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Clear amber body with light white head. Aroma has caramel, light bourbon notes too. Taste is light caramel sweetness, bourbon bitterness with long lasting in the after taste. Pretty balanced on the wood. Body is full, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
I thought this beer was going to be strong and aggressive. It was really smooth. Malt, bourbon, vanilla flavors all present none standing out but together they outstanding. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (938) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Hazy golden colour with white head. Malt, spiced, fruity and citric aroma. Sweet, malt, spices, fruity, citric, wood taste, with some bretts. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (174) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
Honey copper color, with a fluffy big head. Aromas of spice, yeast, bourbon and wood. Buttery malts, caramel, hints of spice and warming bourbon, evolving slowly on the palate in a very pleasant way. Also a wooden note comes up, body by itself isn’t too huge, despite the unique mix of flavors. That leaves some space for mild belgium yeast, to smooth out the mouthfeel. Long yeast finish, with an underlying touch of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (447) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Blonde dorée. Très sucré. Mielleuse. Beaucoup de bourbon. Noix. Boisé. Fruit tropicaux. Mangue. Cerise noire. Épicé. Anis. Girofle. Muscade. Légère chaleur d'alcool. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2014
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (bottled February 7, 2014). Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of light citrus, Belgian candi sugar, and a hint of oak. The bourbon barrel aging lends an extra layer of complexity as the vanilla and oak share the stage with the orange peel and sweetness reserved for the base tripel beer. The finish provides warmth from both the high ABV as well as the flavors. Pricey, but a great beer.

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