Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by RunawayJim:
3.28/5 rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I picked this bottle up about a month ago. The beer got a lot of hype and given that I like most Allagash beers I had to try it. The bottle calls it a "Belgian Style Stout".
Poured into a tulip glass (bottle says to pour into a wide mouthed glass, but given the style on BA, I went tulip, which is wide mouthed). It pours a deep dark black/brown color with a 1-2 finger light tan head that linger for a bit.
Smells of roasted malts and a slight hint of coffee.
Taste is dominated by the roasted malty sweetness, but a slight hint of coffee and even a slight smokiness show up. This beer is all malt.
Mouthfeel is nice and medium-full bodied, nothing overly heavy, but definitely not light and thing. It has a lot of the nice tiny carbonation of Belgian beers.
This is a drinkable beer. It goes down easy, and makes for an above-average stout. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out where the "Belgian Style" comes in except for the carbonation. Is it a good beer? Yes. Is it worth the $12-13? I don't think so. Would I buy it again? Only to age it for a year to see what happens to it.
Bottom line: There are plenty of good stouts and good Belgians (some by Allagash), this one just isn't worth the cost and definitely does not meet up to the hype.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2008 01:09:27 | More by RunawayJim
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into Pint glass.
Deep, dark brown color with a dense, lightly tanned head. A fair amount of lacing.
Roasted aroma with caramel, coffee, and chocolates notes - but not real strong.
Medium to full bodied, with a creamy texture and on the medium side of carbonation.
It finished dry, with some roasted bitterness - and I got a bit of coffee and licorice too. Sweet and spice at the end.
Looking forward to trying some more offerings from Allagash. All of there Belgian-style offerings look really good.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 19:07:02 | More by BeerDazed
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,701 ratings.