Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.