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Watson Analyzes This: Tripel Burner

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IBM’s Watson computer system, which you may remember from the decidedly one-sided man vs. machine Jeopardy! series when it was first unveiled, is now trying its hand as a psychoanalyst. Personality Insights takes sample text and returns a “spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics.” With Watson Analyzes This, we see what Watson has to say about our beers from their Beers Page description, then run our own, human-powered analysis of its work.

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On The Couch: Tripel Burner
Favorite Yoga Pose: Lord of the Dance Pose
Favorite Playground Equipment: See-saws
Favorite Movie: Toy Story. Yeah, we didn’t really see that coming either.

Watson Says:

You are shrewd and somewhat critical. You are philosophical: you are open to and intrigued by new ideas and love to explore them. You are appreciative of art: you enjoy beauty and seek out creative experiences. And you are organized: you feel a strong need for structure in your life. Your choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

You are relatively unconcerned with both tradition and achieving success. You care more about making your own path than following what others have done. And you make decisions with little regard for how they show off your talents.

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Dr. Rozmus Says:

Well, stick me with a handful of superfine needles and call me a believer. Watson, you’ve really nailed this one! (Also, please don’t actually stick me with those needles. Thanks.)

Philosophical, organized, yet ready for exploration and adventure? That’s Tripel Burner in sum. It fits the name, with its hat tip to the ancient Chinese medical tradition of believing that the triple burner was an organ responsible for circulating energy throughout the body. And it takes an adventurous person to try a beer brewed with licorice spices these days, but that adventuring spirit is rewarded when you realize licorice spices taste nothing like those sticky candies that no one really likes.

Again, congratulations on a well-reasoned and perfectly balanced answer, Watson. If you have a triple burner, it would be right on the money.

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