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Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

260 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 07-09-2012)
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WesFoxlove

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-01-2014 19:03:32 | More by WesFoxlove
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-23-2014 01:39:52 | More by bishopdc0
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-18-2014 18:32:18 | More by Jspriest
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-15-2014 01:00:21 | More by DIPAFAN
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

A: considering coffee was added, it's a bit light. Don't recall what regular Curieux looked like, but this doesn't seem too different. A swirl returns the head that sustains decently.

S: coffee and cigarettes, initially, maybe a little citrus in the back

T: tasting this reminded me of "Regular Coffee" I had at Extreme Beerfest, though not as sweet. The front taste is on the lightly sweet coffee side. To be sure, the coffee is the predominant taste, but it's doesn't seem to be the coffee-hinted, roasted malt taste of some stouts (maybe b/c actual coffee added?). The back end taste is toffee to me, carrying the sweetness forward.

M: iffy on this, there's some body there, but the carbonation is surprisingly meh. This attribute means much less to me on this beer than others, for some reason.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. Hopefully it's not just the situation. I'm not thinking this beer is for everyone (my girlfriend is not a coffee fan and only noticed coffee bitterness). I might've overrated it slightly, but hope for another chance to find out.

08-13-2014 22:53:55 | More by cjgiant
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kudos200

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

08-12-2014 06:13:44 | More by kudos200
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Tom-Peters

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-11-2014 18:09:41 | More by Tom-Peters
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Keene

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-10-2014 14:14:10 | More by Keene
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bcossar

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-09-2014 00:25:30 | More by bcossar
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-06-2014 01:04:02 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Belittle

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-05-2014 15:14:42 | More by Belittle
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LeahM

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-03-2014 01:27:32 | More by LeahM
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

On tap at Prohibition Pig. Served in a short pint.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Fluffy white head that leaves thick foam dripping down the inside of the glass.

Smell - Bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Some coffee. Lighter malts give it a fruitiness. Even some citrus.

Taste - Strange grain flavor that really blends quite well with the bourbon and coffee. Grainy, sweet, but not heavy or sugary. Belgian yeast in the finish with some oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - More interesting than I expected. It's good because of the adjuncts, but the tripel is pretty lost there.

08-01-2014 17:16:24 | More by Alieniloquium
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impending

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-29-2014 19:47:21 | More by impending
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2014 02:48:14 | More by mctizzz
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smccann

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

07-27-2014 02:20:50 | More by smccann
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_RL_

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

07-26-2014 21:14:24 | More by _RL_
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-26-2014 15:13:58 | More by jaymo18
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cardsfan

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-16-2014 01:56:11 | More by cardsfan
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-15-2014 14:19:09 | More by Axnjxn
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-13-2014 23:40:43 | More by DrBier
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TommyTheCat

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-12-2014 04:21:03 | More by TommyTheCat
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neurobot01

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-12-2014 01:31:46 | More by neurobot01
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-09-2014 16:54:48 | More by jbriggs7
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-05-2014 17:03:07 | More by dvmin98
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Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.