Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
Served in a goblet during Barcade's 8th anniversary party.
Coffee Curieux pours an opaque tangerine, with about a finger of white head produced by the pour. Retention and lacing are both present, but neither particularly impress. There's very little of the base tripel in the nose, just a bit of a green apple note. The coffee overpowers the Jim Beam barrels in terms of aroma, to an interesting effect. There's a bit more of a pale fruit character to start off the flavor profile. The coffee and bourbon barrels fill in the rest of the blanks. What's unique is that when I look for those flavors I find them separately, but when I let everything just come to me, they meld together to create a slightly toasty peanut butter flavor. The mouthfeel is decidedly not Belgian, as the body"s a little too full and the carbonation is slightly dull. When I first heard about Coffee Curieix I was skeptical best that it could be pulled off, but Allagash did an admirable job with this.
10-18-2012 21:16:48 | More by axeman9182
3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
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Light fizzy head, touch of lacing, hazy golden tan color, typical of a tripel at 11%.
Nose light creamy malt, hint of vanilla aroma like barrel, hint of fruity esters, nice mocha vanilla coffee aroma, quite strong, and slightly nutty.
Wow coffee flavor really comes out, fresh roasted coffee beans with cold extraction smoothness. Booze starts to tingle a bit, with a mild sweetness, light taste of the syrup that would be used to flavor coffee, light creamy golden malts, just a hint of citrus. Finish is long, slight bitterness, long smooth nutty coffee finish, still fairly sweet, hint of booze on the finish.
Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, some warming and tingly booze borderline fuesel.
Overall interesting, lots of coffee flavor packed into the small amount of beer, although the beer itself kind of gets lost in the coffee, smooth cold extracted coffee though, and booze gets a bit much especially as it warms.
07-09-2012 13:26:35 | More by jlindros
Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.