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Brimstone - Boom Island Brewing Company

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very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sacrelicio on 06-02-2012)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Dave2234, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of elliott1184
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%

elliott1184, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of dads_basement
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dads_basement, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bigbeers84, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DaftPatrick, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

richkrull, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of ZAP
4.83/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

ZAP, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Richardbcoffin
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Richardbcoffin, May 29, 2014
Photo of ChopperSmith
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

ChopperSmith, May 23, 2014
Photo of capuchinpilates
4/5  rDev +3.1%

capuchinpilates, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of dwagner003
4/5  rDev +3.1%

dwagner003, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Mdodge8837, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DaveMiller, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

bsp77, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

HoistinBrews, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of PieOhMy
3.18/5  rDev -18%
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.

PieOhMy, Feb 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Boomstick, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Danegerous123, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MNBeerGeek, Dec 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of gatornation
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

on tap at george and the dragon

A=pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a 1 finger head that recedes quickly
S-lemon zest pale malts sweet bread
T-citrus and lemon grass yeast aromas of banana and wheat sweet candi malts
M/O-low carbonation with sweet malts hops take a back seat

gatornation, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Beerlover, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

sgttibbs, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of deebo
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A 750 ml bottle with a ton of yeast on the bottom of the bottle.

Poured into a snifter the first pour of this beer clear golden with a fair amount of suspended yeast. Not much of a head, a thin white ring around the glass-no lacing.

Cold the aroma is yeasty with some spicy phenolic notes. Clean barley malt aroma. As it warms little additional aromas come out.

Initial taste is clean malt with a pleasant yeastiness to it with some white peppery phenolic finish. As the beer warms, vapory alcohol comes out a bit. Slight bitterness.

Light bodied for such a high ABV beer. Moderate to low carbonation for a tripel. Finishes a bit spicy but doesn't linger much.

Overall, this is a decent tripel. Not much complexity, but its clean and not hot so does the job. Probably my favorite beer so far from this new brewer. However, given its similar price to the Belgians I don't see why I'd come back to this one.

deebo, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

TriageStat, Aug 14, 2013
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Brimstone from Boom Island Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.