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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 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 (4437) - 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 (1389) - 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 (6909) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
10oz pour at Bangers and lace. Unexpected coffee from a golden begian strong ale. It pours a hazy golden with a small beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fresh pressed coffee and some dry crackery malts. Flavor brings out coffee even more and some wild yeast notes, Belgian yeast and some floral notes. Very smooth and light for the ABV. Finishes on dry-ish notes of coffee and Belgian yeast. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2013
On tap at prohibition pig and is very interesting. Tastes like drinking a coffee light and sweet. Huge coffee flavor dominates with vanilla and sugary sweetness. Interesting for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft @ Prohibition Pig. Aroma is nice fresh ground coffee bean and a bourbon undertone. Taste is mostly bold, intense coffee beans. Again bourbon comes through in nuances. Seems to have traces of the base brew underneath this coffee and bourbon. Lingering coffee after each sip. I really enjoy coffee infused beers, this happens to be a standout in my recent memory. And using a Tripel base with coffee is really interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at Prohibition Pig. Orange reddish hue Cold pressed coffee and oak Taste is big and bold. Bready with hints of medicinal quality. Coffee goes throughout from start to finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
On tap last year at Church Key in Washington, DC (it was called Jim Bean, but it seems to be this beer). Wow! Never had coffee in my beer outside of a stout or porter. Haze golden with an orange tinge, white head, nice lacing. Nose is coffee coffee and more coffee. Some subtle belgian spices in the nose as well. Smooth drinking, awesome mouthfeel, a touch bitter, sweetness and then coffee in the finish.


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