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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (728) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy, white topping. The nose holds some fresh coffee, pale malts, bread. Medium sweet flavor with notes of toffee, some citrus, coffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with subtle cocoa, coffee beans, orange. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2355) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
EBF Pours slightly hazy golden with low white head. Aroma is of spices, coriander, bananas, citrus. Taste is of spices (lots), bananas, belgian yeast, citrus, fruits. Some bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall: Quite spicy. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2711) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Big sweet nice bourbon note!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1031) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft at Frisco Tap House in Columbia, MD served in a goblet; cloudy light-coppered golden color with white head. Aroma notes of wood, cappuccino, pale malt sweetness, light spices and vanilla. Taste adds dark coffee, sugar sweetness, oak char, fruity hops and Belgian yeast. Heavy-medium body, low carbonation, creamy, dry with woody sweet coffee finish. Interesting sipper, need to try the base to compare.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2366) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC . Light tan color. Easy drinking with a boozy taste and finish. This is a light sipper

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2015
On tap @ SLL. Pours a cloudy copper color with a foamy white head that settles to a thin film and leaves lots of lace. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, toffee, honey, coffee bean, and yeast aromas. Tastes of caramel, toffee, coffee bean, vanilla, and slight bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate. Has a nice coffee presence but it is somewhat muted against the barrel aged qualities. Has a moderate level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
On tap @ Yard House. Slightly hazed golden orange pour with a white head. Lots of coffee and condensed milk on the nose. A bit of banana and lots off caramel. Some orange peel ones through as well. The flavor is pretty sweet. A bunch of coffee, cream, some coriander spiciness, and orange. Hints of booze and bourbon, maybe a little vanilla. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1412) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1168) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours an opaque yellow color with a coffee aroma. Taste is rich coffee flavor which is surprising because of its light apperance. A slight bourbon tinge on the palate after the swallow. The coffee flavor overwhelms this beer and is flavorful and tasty. A d elicous beer for the style, unique with the coffee taste.


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