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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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James Bean is our bourbon barrel aged Tripel (Curieux), with cold pressed coffee added. We use coffee from www.mattscoffee.com right here in Maine. Released January 2013.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
On tap at Three Aces. Poured clear light amber. Pleasant coffee aroma. Quite smooth straight coffee light bourboness. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (721) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draught at Breukelen Bier merchants. Pours golden with a nice soft initial head. Aroma is lots of coffee, chocolate Bourbon, molasses, light yeast, fruity end. Flavor has these but Belgian yeast and orchard fruit notes. Feel is thick. Really surprising how well it all works together.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5316) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at the Bad Apple, Chicago. Poured a clear light amber with a round white head. The aroma is big coffee and alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with a spicy hop pepper yeast malt alcohol palate. This beer has everything.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Draft sampled at The Bad Apple, Chicago. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of coffee upfront, suprising given the color, behind is the bourbon/vanilla with booze, toffee and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (545) - Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Draft at 2sp..medium orange color.slight ring like head..nose dominated by the bourbon jim beam characteristics..not getting much coffee on the nose..mouthfeel is quite smooth with a roasty nut like presence..this tastes like a love child of a Belgian triple with a Caribbean like coffee stout..medium bodied finish and the heat from the booze is felt.glad to try but just seemed like an odd addition to the normal curiuex..eh....revisited really nice offering chock full of flavor..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Looks like a regular blond tripel, has some coffee to the nose. Taste is exactly like a frappucino...coffee, chocolate, vanilla, with a good mouthfeel and moderate finish. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On draft at the Big Hunt in DC. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Light butterscotch aroma. Flavors of caramel with some smoky notes. Smooth mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On draft at the big hunt it is a cloudy yellow with a slight white head. The aroma is of coffee. The taste is coffee and some sweetness of bourbon. Very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Big coffee flavor up front. Some spice, clove, Belg yeast and coriander. Warming alcohol throughout. The coffee definitely dominates but the other flavors are noticeable as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
draft at BCTC 2013. blonde yellow pour, fuller mouthfeel. Sweet maltiness, tripel sweetness, bourbon & coffee. coffee notes outshine bourbon IMO. strange combo but worked real well. Very nice


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