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Brimstone - Boom Island Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 1
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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BierVogel

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-03-2012 21:42:23 | More by BierVogel
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 01:21:29 | More by ZAP
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Richardbcoffin

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +29.9%

05-29-2014 12:28:00 | More by Richardbcoffin
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 21:05:43 | More by ChopperSmith
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2014 14:44:19 | More by capuchinpilates
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2014 17:46:36 | More by dwagner003
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-24-2014 00:27:29 | More by Mdodge8837
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-23-2014 22:26:31 | More by DaveMiller
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 00:17:13 | More by bsp77
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-07-2014 01:03:05 | More by HoistinBrews
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 05:30:33 | More by PieOhMy
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Boomstick

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +29.9%

02-09-2014 20:25:04 | More by Boomstick
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Danegerous123

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-12-2014 06:54:22 | More by Danegerous123
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-19-2013 01:40:56 | More by MNBeerGeek
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-24-2013 04:59:38 | More by mmulebarn
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 23:00:39 | More by gatornation
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-20-2013 04:42:52 | More by Beerlover
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-23-2013 15:21:28 | More by sgttibbs
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deebo

Minnesota

3.04/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 00:53:53 | More by deebo
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-14-2013 12:52:46 | More by TriageStat
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-07-2013 00:30:45 | More by BeersAndBears
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Beardcore

Nevada

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-30-2013 18:06:30 | More by Beardcore
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2013 02:47:40 | More by CesarLopes
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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

4.91/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is one of my all time go to beers. It is a deceptively easy beer to drink for 9.5%. The bottle condition creates great effervescence in the glass which adds to the presentation. I get notes of banana and clove in the nose and initial tasting and it has a nice crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 15:53:08 | More by Ross_Haddow
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Showboat66

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +29.9%

05-16-2013 02:06:39 | More by Showboat66
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Brimstone from Boom Island Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.