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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.4
yespr (45398) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight caramelish. Sweet, toasted malty. Caramelish. Light breadish to wooden note. Dense malty and toasted malty into the finish.

3.8
Travlr (24654) - 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
Leighton (21231) - 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.

2.6
fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2017
Corked bottle courtesy of Brian
Cloudy light amber color. The cold brew produces a mild earthy aroma, ancho chilies, vanilla (from the bourbon). The body is lean, moderately sweet, with high alcohol perception; delicate malt base, a bit earthy and grassy; no Tripel character, no bourbon evidence (besides the booze); some vegetable bitterness in the final.
Ungraceful brew, uncoordinated, and rather unpleasant.

4.1
mcberko (17809) - 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 you’d never expect from such a description, with Belgian yeast, coffee beans, and whiskey. Boozy and burning, but not in a detracting way. Fantastic stuff.

3.3
Oakes (17642) - 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 isn’t bad at all but the coffee is really incongruous to me.

3.7
jtclockwork (16561) - , 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.

3.5
brokensail (16444) - 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.

3.8
Ratman197 (14822) - 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
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/4/17] Draught/Bottle at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Golden. Coffee, vanilla, fruitiness, sweet, some alcohol.


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