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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2017
On tap @ Allagash. Pour is hazy orange/brown with a small white head. Notes of light fruit, oak, vanilla, coffee, and bourbon. Finish is all bourbon.

3.7
Adamsville (413) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2017
Apparence : Dorée, carbonatation plutôt élevée, mousse blanche importante, bonne rétention et laissant une belle dentelle.
Nez : Grains, levure épicée, aspect herbacé. Par de café ni de fut ici.
Goût : Grains, levure épicée et herbacée, chocolat (?!), légère amertume.
Sensation : Corps et longueur moyens, huileuse, plutôt chaleureuse.
Bref : Cette bière ne fait pas l’unanimité, et c’est compréhensible. Le café et les malts blonds ne forment pas un accord naturel. Personnellement, j’ai trouvé que le café couplé au fut se présentait davantage sous des arômes de chocolat que de café; ce qui m’a bien plu. Encore une fois, une Allagash plaisante et aisée à boire!

3.2
Capa (3629) - DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Hazy copper with a white head. Citrus and coffee roasted notes together. Light booze. Interesting but not really doing it for me.

2.9
erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Not sure if I'm a fan of the bourbon BA alongside the more delicate tripel flavors - seems like a forced combo to me. Subtle bourbon smell. Taste starts out lemony and finishes with heavy oak, bourbon, and alcohol. Tripel-esque in body and that's about it.

3.6
ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
tap @ WoB. Fairly unique one, lemons and hay at first, shifting to something coffeelike. Slight alco perceptible. Confusing ale but points for being different

3.5
tapefuzz (928) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2017
On tap at brewery. Pours gold with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is yeast, light coffee, some bourbon, very light oak, and raisin. Taste is light coffee, Belgian yeast, oak some bourbon, banana, light clove, some light vanilla, and some spice. Dry. Medium+ body. Medium carbonation. Oily body. The first few sips taste great [8/10], but over time the yeast and banana come to dominate many of the other elements, much to the beer's detriment. [~4/5]

3.8
TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2017
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d'une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Forte odeur de café. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d'un mince col mousseux et d'une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de vanille et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l'arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #7874)

3.8
drfabulous (8825) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2017
750 ml bottle. LIght orange in color with some upfront candy sugar sweetness and then whiskey. Not really getting any coffee. But tasty.

3.4
dinkle50 (1583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Hazy orange pour with a single finger head. Aroma has lots of coffee notes along with a hint of Belgian candied sugar. Medium bodied. Booze forward, belgian candy sugar and some grain notes. A little lace present.

3.5
trapped (3786) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 5, 2017
Draught @ Alisson's, Kennebunkport. Cloudy golden amber with very small white frothy head, coffee beans aroma, low carbonation, sweetish bourbon infused taste with alcohol undertones, smooth body long finish. The bourbon has brought some sweetness into the brew but the flavor and alcohol effect are not too obvious.


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