Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
4.24/5 rDev +3.4%
Pretty excited to see this on-tap at a random visit to the Farmhouse Tap in VT. Reviewed from notes.
A- Golden like Curieux, small white fizzy head with lackluster retention. Falls to foamy ring with a few legs but no true lace it seems.
S- Super laid back Jim Beam and cold brewed coffee reminds me of a nice brownie dessert.
T- Tastes like blondie brownies to me, decadent coffee on Curieux, balanced and almost silly smooth bourbon vanilla barrel feel. Most jarring color vs. taste beer ever. The coffee really makes a huge difference.
MF- Moderately thick body with high end carbonation and some alcohol warmth.
Brownie dessert feel. Coffee is intense and changes the beer a lot in a good way. The vanilla from Bourbon barrels and coffee really work well together.
12-10-2013 16:03:59 | More by cbutova
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
Growler from Bestway in Greensboro, NC
A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some burnt orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of freshly ground coffee with some moderate aromas of bourbon and oak (from the barrel aging). Light notes of vanilla and just a hint of Belgian yeast, light fruits, and pepper.
T: Upfront there is moderate to strong flavors of freshly brewed coffee with some moderate flavors of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Light flavors of Belgian yeast, light fruit, and just a hint of spice/black pepper. Minimal notes of alcohol.
M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and a touch creamy.
O: I was slightly suspect of a bourbon barrel aged tripel with coffee but I should have known the team at Allagash had the skills to pull this beer off... The coffee and bourbon flavors really complement each other and give it hints of chocolate which make this beer pair really nicely with dessert (chocolate pecan pie and pumpkin pie here on Thanksgiving).
11-28-2013 22:58:42 | More by dbrauneis
Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.