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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Murky orange gold color, small white edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of intense freshly roasted coffee beans. Taste is smooth coffee, vanilla, straw, pineapple. Coffee and whiskey, and interesting mix.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20548) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16955) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Hazy, tan, no head. This has a lot of coffee on the nose, touch of that tripel accent though it is definitely subordinated to the coffee. On the palate, the coffee again is really quite strong. The tripel lends some nice mellow phenols and a thick pale malt character. The barrel is nowhere to be found. The coffee almost seems like a cover up - the beer isnt bad at all but the coffee is really incongruous to me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Blind Tiger, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of coffee upfront, followed by whiskey and light candied sugar. Flavour is complex as hell in a way youd never expect from such a description, with Belgian yeast, coffee beans, and whiskey. Boozy and burning, but not in a detracting way. Fantastic stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft at Torst. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of coffee, lemongrass, light bourbon, oak and yeast. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of coffee, light caramel, light fruitiness and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of coffee, caramel, light bourbon and light oak with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/4/17] Draught/Bottle at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Golden. Coffee, vanilla, fruitiness, sweet, some alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13548) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of coffee, coconut, wood, curry? The taste is big coffee notes, pale malts, whiskey, wood, spice. Medium bodied, lingering spice, good balance, high carbonation. Nice beer.


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