November 5th, 2008, 09:30 PM #1
Wow... this stuff is no joke. Delicious, complex and waaaaay strong. I have a bottle ageing in my fridge for another 8 months or so. Get some while you can boys... wow.
November 6th, 2008, 09:46 AM #2
The Curieux along with the Grand Cru from Allagash are my favorite offerings from them. I absolutely LOVE the bourbon taste in the Curieux. Many wrote this brew off because of the overpowering bourbon in the nose and mouth, but to me it does wonders to this beer. It would be interesting to try one later on down the road to see how the bourbon taste settles.
The Allagash Black is another phenomenal brew, and their Fluxus, Victor, and Victoria Ales are stellar. You might have to hunt those down since they are limited and/or one time brews - but you will be glad you did !
The only Allagash brews that didn't thrill me were the FOUR, Dubbel & Tripel Reserves.
November 6th, 2008, 10:49 AM #3
I'm aging a bottle of Curieux until late next year. I had one that was a year old the first time I tasted it and it was eyepoppingly good. The bourbon tang completely adds a different dimension to the flavor of the beer. And it's 11% ABV...
November 6th, 2008, 11:01 AM #4
The ABV is completely irrelevant to me when I am about ready to pop open a beer, especially because a truly good brew will mask that % of alcohol.
Originally Posted by Maddogg420