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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft. Golden pour with beige head some light coffee, oak and some triple notes. Flavor is roasted and coffee with yeast and spices with some light barreled oak tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
A- pours a hazy golden orange with a good off white head that ruins to a skin. Good lacing. S- aroma of a porter. Dirty, chalky coffee and espresso, with some mild bourbon, vanilla, sugary bubble gum, and sweet tropical fruits that hide in the back. All somewhat muddled and not overwhelming. Some faint stinging alcohol. M- medium tacky body with a medium sweet palate and light carbonation. T- coffee, cola, malts and bourbon to start. Gets sweeter in the middle then bitter. Some sweetened tea. Grasses and lemon become prominent later. Ending is mineral water and zinc. Some light grapefruit and day old coffee grounds linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a thick and creamy white head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has light fruity notes and mild but obvious coffee. Flavor has nice light fruity notes and subtle spice with coffee mingling throughout but not dominating. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is fruit/coffee/bourbon and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of coffee, coconut, wood, curry? The taste is big coffee notes, pale malts, whiskey, wood, spice. Medium bodied, lingering spice, good balance, high carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
On tap and snifter served at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a lightly hazed, orangey gold color, with some fair persistence to the soft white, silky head foam, and decent cling to the waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was expressive, roasty espresso, with some chocolate & syrupy sweetness on the back. The mocha notes faded for the most part in the flavor, as warming, bourbony alcohol, fruit, and subtle spice took center stage. Medium bodied, with some perky carbonation, moderate hop bitterness, with a smooth malt backing. Not too heavy, warming, but not too boozy, enjoyable & welcome, cold weather sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft into a goblet. Pours gold with a very slight head like a nice golden tripel. But aroma is strong coffee with sugar, yeast, and spice. Taste is fresh, dark roast coffee with some fruit, sugar, spice. Surprisingly balanced. Wouldn’t want to drink much of it at once....but pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Draft sample at FOBAB 2013. Pours a hazy golden color without much of a head, just a small off-white ring. Tons and tons of coffee, especially on the aroma. Toasted and sweet and caramel malts, vanilla, brown sugar, maybe some oak, but plenty of whiskey.. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Toasty, malty, and boozy. Interesting beer. Not sure I’d want more than a sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Coffee was present in the aromas but subtle in the tastes. Would like to have seen the coffee carry over a bit more in the tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Keg @ Beer Run. The pour’s deep gold with a small head. The nose is .mild earthy roast coffee. Honeyed apple. Sweet Belgian yeast. Golden Grahams. The taste is similar. The sweetness of he tripel’s balanced a bit by the bitterness from the coffee. Medium body, sort of oily. Soft carbonation. Overall, OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Lotta coffe offered on top of an old doughy sweet caramel booze dough. Whiskey vanilla dough offered. Too sweet. Coffee booze drink.

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