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Brimstone - Boom Island Brewing Company

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very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sacrelicio on 06-02-2012

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TroyL
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of einman
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MNMike
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Light fruits, melon, peach, bread on the nose with a hint of earthy hops.
A slightly hazy peach colored pour under a 1" white head.
Big large pitted fruits on the palate with some honey and orange, moist dark bread with a dash of pepper and a touch of hop on the end.
Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of warmbier804
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dradair
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Dave2234
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of elliott1184
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of dads_basement
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bigbeers84
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ZAP
4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got this bottle as a Father's Day gift. A nice treat and a well made tripel that aligns along the way I prefer my tripels.

A-Majestic bronze color. Perfect creamy white head.

S-Nice yeastiness....a lot of berries..blueberries, blackberries, strawberries...vanilla

T-Sweet flavor to this....very fruity with the berries but now also overripe peaches as well....honey...bubble gum...great flavor to this....some light lemon poppyseed muffin flavor to this as well....

M-Medium to full bodied....perfect carbonation....for as sweet as this is it does not become cloying.

O-My very first Boom Island beer as I am hesitant to pull the trigger on pricy bombers with mixed reviews. I will likely buy this again. I love this beer. Top tier tripel in my book.

Photo of Richardbcoffin
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of ChopperSmith
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden color with a one finger creamy white head. Leaves a white cap throughout and nice sticky lacing.

Smell: Sweet and yeasty with spices and banana. A little alcohol in the mix, but not overpowering. Smells like a welcoming Belgian ale.

Taste: Sweet and fruit with a nice little hops flavor that is quickly followed by spices of pepper and clove and sweet fruits. Finishes semi-sweet with a little alcohol tang.

Feel: Creamy and slippery medium body with low-to-medium carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good interpretation of the Belgian Tripel style. Some big fruity and yeasty flavors, with some spice and alcohol. I have bought this a few times, and will buy it again.

Photo of capuchinpilates
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dwagner003
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of bsp77
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy gold with moderate, stark white head with tiny bubbles.

Smell: Banana, clove, pepper and fleshy fruit. A trifle mild.

Taste: Strong fleshy fruit with light yeast notes of banana and clove. Not as much pepper on the finish as expected, with a lingering fruit aftertaste that is off.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, a little syrupy. Finish is not dry at all.

Overall: Bad finish and aftertaste. Otherwise okay.

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of PieOhMy
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into snifter. No bottle date that I could find. Opened 10 months after purchase.

A Light, golden, transparent. Thick foamy head. Good retention. Lots of carbonation/fizz.

S Very bready. Yeast. Wheat. Slight hint of alcohol.

T Just like the smell, but add some banana, clove, and black pepper. The alcohol is too pronounced. Almost medicinal. Aspirin.

M Good full mouthfeel that's true to the style. Finishes a bit harsh because of the booziness.

O Man, I wanted to like this. I really did. Thought putting some age to it would be beneficial, maybe I should get some fresh, though I don't think that will help the flaws that it has. Rubbing alcohol and over-the-counter drugs are way too prevalent in the flavor. Needing a pair of pliers to get the cork out didn't help the overall disposition. Smelled damn good though.

Photo of Boomstick
5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Brimstone from Boom Island Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.