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RATINGS: 83   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1882) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA. Hazy, golden oak color with small off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet light malt, vanilla, light fruit and fresh whiskey barrel with nary a hint of coffee. Taste of sweet light malt, sweet alcohol, light fruit, vanilla and no coffee. Medium body and medium carbonation. So where did the coffee go?!! If it is there, it is very subtle. The Jim Beam is certainly there and makes for a wonderful beer. I wonder if they served me Curieux by mistake. I certainly would have rated this beer higher if I had not been expecting coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft at Max’s. Looks like a light sour beer. Smells exactly like coffee. Tastes like coffee beans and bourbon : )

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy golden amber with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is coffee, bread and cereal malts, earthy hops, figs, leather, and light roasted malts. Flavor is coffee, roasted malts, faint earthy hops, dark fruit esters, vanilla, and oak; bourbon undertones throughout with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours lightly hazy gold with a, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee and earthy hops with cereal and cookie malt. Flavor is malt forward with alcohol notes, earthy coffee and hops with medium fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4004) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Boo-yeah! Numero quatro! Soft pale blonde pour. Nose shows coffee (lots o’ coffee) and a touch of bourbon with lightly fruity notes showing in the background. Coffee is definitely there in the flavor with a touch of bourbon and white fruit. Coffee definitely the primary flavor here but I really enjoyed this one. Side note: At this point 4 people have rate this beer and 2 were from Church Key and 2 were from Raleigh Rare Beer Fest. At each location one person rated the beer a 3 and one person rated the beer a 3.8.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap at rrbf. Pours a hazy orange golden with a small fizzy white head. Nose is strong coffee, lightly bitter, toned down bourbon, some fruity notes. Flavor is similar and very one-demensional with the simple coffee notes overpowering everything. Kind of a letdown for Allagash.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
The aroma is smooth coffee, hazelnuts. The appearance is slightly hazy yellow/orange, white head. The flavor is strongly coffee, hazelnut. The finish is just like the flavor. I couldn’t get past the coffee or the hazelnut flavors to find anything else. Still, I enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Draft. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Hazelnuts, coffee, and peaches. I have no idea what just happened.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Draft at barcade during their anniversary party. Pours a glowing hazy orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is pepper and coffee, strange but nice Mouthfeel is medium with notes of coffee, fruit, citrus, spice and peppers. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
tap Barcade: This beer deserves a category all on its own. Pour is peach toned. The nose is hazelnuts, peanuts, green coffee and some pepper. Taste is sweet with light coffee, peanut butter and caramel. Smooth, creamy body. Coffee, nutty overtones. hardly any belgian flavors to speak of. Odd but good.


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