1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Allagash Red Howes - Allagash Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Allagash Red Howes
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.

72 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black in color with a creamy biege head, Red Howes is a stout brewed with 2-Row barley, a blend of roasted malts and 3,000lbs of local cranberries, both Red Howes and Early Black varieties. The finished beer has cocoa, coffee and berries in the aroma and flavors of dried fruit and bitter chocolate with a slight tartness and a dry, lingering finish.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 02-12-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Abstract_Alegebra
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap into 10oz snifter at beer run in cville. Eyes are like looking into deep space with a light collar on the head with a few sirrus cloud micro bubbles inside. Nose is malts, subtle coco and coffee characterized by smoked peat. Taste is malt, subtle coffee/dark chocolate up front with a bit of a smoked feature as present in the nose, which as others have mentioned, decays to an interesting berry tartness. Overall, interesting take on the unique fruit stout, and I would recommend to people interested in stouts as i am. Otherwise, prob aren't missing too much passing this one up.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at blind tiger in an 8 oz tulip- very dark, nice finger and a half of mocha colored head, modest retention and lacing.

Smell is nice and intriguing- roasted malts, vaguely smoky and a hint of cranberry.

Tastes great- rich roasted malt profile, certainly has some bitterness to it, and a very nice light cranberry flavor. Not intrusive but it's definitely there. Lovely.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- medium full bodied and decent carbonation. A little bit cloying but it is a stout. Really tastes great but leaves something to be desired in other aspects.

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of TrojanRB
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.6/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of csustar001
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/6/2014 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, some coffee, some chocolate, dark fruits are there but did not specifically detect cranberry.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by mild flavors of coffee and chocolate. There is a cranberry flavor that replaces the typical notes of dark fruit that you would normally find in a stout. The cranberry flavor also is not overdone, which is a good thing. The hops presence is very mild and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while if you like the cranberry flavor and the dryness in stouts.

Photo of oatsodas
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jackz29
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of cardsfan
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of dannymo24
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of smcolw
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Near black color. No head except for the rim bubbles which leave only a couple of spots on the glass.

Dry unsweetened powdered cocoa is the primary smell. A touch of mocha in the background.

This seems like a straight up dry stout. There's a bit of fruity sweetness but it is so subtle I almost missed it. Highly carbonated for the style. Thin bodied.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Allagash Red Howes from Allagash Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.