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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snoworsummer (4691) - 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 : )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - APR 28, 2015
on tap at La Trappe in San Francisco; cloudy amber color; smoky bourbon aroma; lots of bourbon in the flavor; also some smoky vanilla and oak notes and spicy, mild Belgian yeast notes; an excellent bee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2822) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4518) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer& Tap Room. Pours golden with a thick off-white head and a coffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with lots of coffee and a hint of bourbon. It tastes like it should be a dark beer because of the coffee. Very unique and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Aromas of apples and stonefruit, subtle clean coffee, honey, toasted coconut, vanilla. Hazy orange with a mostly lasting pillowy white head. Fruity, bready, subtle clove, aftertaste is faint coffee. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike67 (1104) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Body is full and slightly crisp. Alcohol, caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla and coffee fill the mouth. Finish is long and peppery. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (816) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods Fair Lakes Aroma: coffee, caramel, bourbon Appearance: hazy golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2650) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Lightly boozy, strong coffee aroma. Hazed golden with lacy white head. Starts with a bit of coffee citrus edge then becomes a light bourbony boozy then finished with some coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4802) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

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