Bacterial (1773) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arôme de café très volatile, la pièce s’est remplie rapidement. Le corps est somptueux et le café brutal sur un fini plus végétal, unique.
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at alagash tap takeover, way too much coffee, some bourbon flavors, but coffee dominates
JulienHuxley (3542) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the Festival. Clear gold pour with white head. Intense coffee aroma, vegetal notes but also roasty, definitely smells just like cold pressed coffee. Some light bourbony wood notes are perceptible, but barely. Very intense coffee flavor. The most peculiar part of this beer is that it has the palate of cold pressed coffee (plus carbonation), very silky mouthfeel with a long bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite beer, not sure I’d drink a pint but this is very well made.
bob_w (332) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
unique, it being a pale colored coffee flavored beer, as opposed to dark and roasty. the coffee aroma was very apparent, as was the coffee flavor. it was nicely sour, and also had some bitter bite. but i found those three main components kind of stood on their own and didn’t quite meld. still, a very interesting and tasty sour ale.
egajdzis (5435) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spices, toast, vanilla, bourbon, roast, smoke and coffee malts. Taste of coffee, citrus, spices, vanilla, roast, bourbon, and light alcohol in the finish.
ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 ounce pour - $6.00 at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, Georgia as part of their Allagash Takeover event.
Appearance: Heavily hazed, darkened gold body with a nearly white head, just shy of a full inch.
Smell: My stars! Certainly a stronger coffee aroma than I had anticipated, delightfully roasty, nutty. Undertone of gently sweet-scented bourbon notes. Faintly fruity, with a bit of lemon, leaving little of the original tripel to recognize.
Taste: Sweetish flavor of roasted coffee beans -- it really does have a surprising depth of coffee in the taste. No, really, it does! Caramel, vanilla, and wooden bourbon accents follow. Then, way waaaay back is the original Allagash Tripel. Ultra faint citrus. Sweetish, coffee finish with a sliver of bourbon and a slight, warming alcohol quality.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: I would enjoy starting my day by downing a pint of James Bean.
oRos (1221) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at city beet pours yellow with white head. Taste is all coffee as well as the aroma.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler poured a clear yellow with no head
Smell and taste of coffee, hazlenut, nutella. Abv is very well masked.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Festival 2013. Clear yellow pour with offwhite head ring. Smells like a burning fuelsel alcohol and coffee. Flavor is woody barrel and sage. unusual to have coffee infused into an triple. Not really my thing. Meh.