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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
murky tan tea, thin white ring. Cleaning product lemon and buttery coffee nose, low acidity but metallic and fizzy. Caramel and orange sweetness cut at front by bitter coffee finish, confused by heavy carbonation, foamy. Sweet across mid, coffee drowning out banana into sticky, dark grain bread finish. Yeast all over, messy combos. Confusing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2016 Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy blonde pour. Tastes much different than it looks. Strong coffee. Warm bourbon flavors. Vanilla caramel underneath. Good stuff but not overly complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Easy to sip, pulling the maltiness forward in a roasted taste. The aroma was equally heady with concentrates of malt and breadiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 30, 2014
Draft. Gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is buttery, Belgian yeast and just a slight hint of coffee. Taste confirms what I can only assume is a diacetyl infection. Buttered popcorn carries the day with hints of what was supposed to have happened in the background, including the bourbon barrel and coffee. Very nice soft mouthfeel. Would like to try non-infected because it's still pretty drinkable in this state.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6448) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Sample at pour house during Maine event , pours golden with loosely bubbled head not much lacing. Aromas and flavor were lots of espresso, roast, pepper, fruit, Belgian malts, and yeast. Refreshing but it is a little thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8046) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Comes together ok but not huge - honestly I dont think espresso has a place in this style. Pours golden orange with good head and lacing. Espresso isnt huge at least, but dampens the coriander and other elements. Soft carbonation. Improves a little after a few tastes. Tap at Churchkey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7602) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Shared at CK with gendv138 and solidfunk. Thanks! Nice golden color with a small white head on it. Aroma is lots of fresh ground coffee notes, some woody bourbon notes to it. Coffee is not muted all that much, which is quite nice. Coffee and bourbon - what a way to start a morning, right? Probably, probably not. Nicely infused and good balance between the bourbon and beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5899) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Tap at Maxs. Golden bodied. Massive coffee tones. Full bodied. Really strong oak and coffee notes. Massive flavor. Nice golden malt backbone. Right on.


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