Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dope:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
No date that I can see, but it is batch 22.
A: Pours a cloudy, rusty reddish-brown. Huge tan head. Fades very slowly with top notch retention. Leaves small blotches of lacing behind.
S: Very sweet with lots of dark fruits. Plums, raisin and fig with a nice caramel and earthy background. Notable yeastiness with some cloves and a bunch of banana.
T: Dark fruits but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. Nice fig and raisin for sure along with banana. Has a robust cocoa and really nice toasty character in there too. Some caramel helps sweeten it up a bit. Finishes almost a bit hoppy with a little bitterness and maybe some medicinal qualities? Lots of black pepper and then drying in the aftertaste with some more toastiness. Is this oak aged I wonder?
M: Heavy and full but with high carbonation - helps cut it a bit.
O: A very interesting quad. Great complexity. Sweet without being overly so (like a lot of quads). Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness to boot. Very unique.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2012 02:38:39 | More by Dope
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4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a small goblet.
A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/8 inch off-white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly side patch of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.
S- It could be the incorporation of the four different yeast strains but this smells like it might be tart/sour. Slight booze fume.
T- Nevermind. No sourness, just some awesomely smooth Belgian candi sugar plus some vanilla and caramel notes. Incredibly drinkable for the ABV. Butter, burnt sugar, not very bitter. Also a bit of dark fruit.
M- Slightly zesty. Medium-low carbonation and a fullish body.
O- Haven't had this in so long and it's really a crime that I don't purchase it more often.
Edit: No, it was not intentional that I gave this beer a score of 4.4 but yes, it is awesome.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 21:35:46 | More by Immortale25
Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.