thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2017 IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best Belgian I have ever had and I have had my fair share. Very smooth, nice bourbon flavor, with a Belgian finish. I felt like I was sipping on a glass of fine bourbon, every time was bliss. Bought two more bottles to age, can’t wait to taste it.
Many bottles over many years. This beer suffers most from being widely available. It's amazing how people's estimation of a beer drops when it is available on a supermarket shelf. That makes it easy to overlook how delicious this is. The big, boozy triple at the heart of this is great, with a huge, Belgian spiciness and malt sweetness that works for the style. And the bourbon barrels add oak and bourbon notes and some nice complexity. Great stuff (even if you don't have to wait in line for it!). gripweed57 (2850) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2017
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Bottled on 3/15/17 and tasted on 9/24/17. Hazy honey gold color. Large rocky white head. Earthy, woody, coniferous nose. Bittersweet herbal flavor upfront. Notes of honey, cedar, lime, candied citrus peel, anise seed and Tahitian vanilla bean. Finish turns semi dry with spicy, boozy notes. Complex, yet smooth with subtle hints of bourbon. Bacchus66 (932) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2017
On tap at ADT (Allagash takeover). Hazy golden-orange with a frothy white head. Wheat, lemon curd, light citrusy hops, bread, Belgian banana flavors, spice, funky yeast, oak. Full bodied, mild carb. Bourbon-barrel finish. Very tasty. NORSAND (114) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2017
1.5 year old (bottled Nov 2015)
Nose: Buttery sweetness, maize, bourbon, vanilla.
Taste: Slightly sweet, medium to full bodied, grain and bourbon dominated, in a positive way. Quite nice and very drinkable. The 11% ABV is scaringly well hidden, it’s really impossible to notice while drinking it.
laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2017
Draught @ Meisterstück, Münich. Aroma has sweet bourbon tones, vanilla and mild alcohol. Flavour has strong bourbon tones, vanilla, chocolate(!) and non-disturbing alcohol. Also some fruits. Tripel is very well hidden here, I can only taste some tripel-like maltiness in the finish. Intensive stuff.
olio (10541) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2017
Tap @ das Meisterstück, Munich.tightslice (1428) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Pours clear golden color with a huge white head. Alcohol comes through the thick layer of froth, grainy, some toffee and yeasty spice notes, nice bourbon-vanilla notes too. Surprisingly pleasant toffee-infused soft flavor at first, malty and grainy with yeast tones, alcohol eventually burns a bit. Okay.
Bottle share with family (Dave and Jeff). Aroma is dry fruit, oak, peaches, bourbon syrup, Belgian candy sugar. Taste is juicy and dry apricots with some spicy Belgian bits all mellowed and punched up by the Bourbon. This is a knockout concoction. daiverson (1) - Anderson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2017 does not count
Aroma: lightly leather, earthy and roasty.
Appearance: golden amber
Taste: Very light sweetness and slightly salty
Body: medium body, creamy, average carbonation
Im fairly new to specialty beer, but this one satisfies my preferences in alcoholic beverages across the board. I enjoy Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc wines; full-bodied bourbons; and stout and Belgian influenced beer. It’s like a perfectly blended mixture of all of these and is my current favorite. tapefuzz (811) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Draught. Pours a nearly clear yellow-gold with a small white head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, raisins, yeast, spice, light bourbon, some coconut, toffee, and earth. Taste is coconut, vanilla, some bourbon, some oak, a hint of honey, and Trappist-like yeast. Fairly sweet. Lightly bitter. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Slick, smooth mouthfeel. erikaraeb (269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Starts with the well-known sweetness of a Belgian tripel, but then finishes with a sudden bold, sour woodiness or resin. Mild yeasty, sour aroma. Very fine, scant head and rather carbonated for a tripel. Definitely does not seem like 11% ABV, goes down way too nicely. Really interesting tripel take overall.