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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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Murky orange gold color, small white edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of intense freshly roasted coffee beans. Taste is smooth coffee, vanilla, straw, pineapple. Coffee and whiskey, and interesting mix.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
A hazed golden amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth coffee grind with light fruity notes, coriander, very perfumy and nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of coffee extract, herbaceous hops, licorice and smooth warming alcohol. On tap at Porter Beer Bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of coffee, light caramel, light fruitiness and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of coffee, caramel, light bourbon and light oak with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2014. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty nutty. Some woody notes. A bit of coffee in the flavor. Caramel and toffee tastes. A bit of graham cracker. Kind of twangy. Kind of disappointing and honestly a big hard to see the underlying tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
[ Keg ][ 8oz ][ The Industry Philly ][ $7 ][ Mini Wine Glass ][ 6.7.14 ]
>> Cloudy deep orange pour, okay white foam. Nice maple bourbon nose, sticky buttery bourbon, Belgian yeast...gives it a bit of a De Dolle Stille Nacht aroma. Flashes of blonde roast coffee make this quite interesting. Taste is mild soap, harsher bitterness, sticky, mild blonde roast coffee. Fairly nice. Definitely unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft at Torst. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of coffee, lemongrass, light bourbon, oak and yeast. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft. Enjoy the base beer but this oen seems to be just a bit off the rails, lots of clashing flavors, coffee is nice in the aroma though.


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