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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash BlackAllagash Black

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,752 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1752
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%


Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout brewed with 2 Row barley, torrified wheat, oats, both roasted and chocolate malt and a generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer.

(Beer added by: Bassetdawg on 12-14-2007)
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Reviews by Samp01:
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black with a large rocky cream colored head. Very good head retention and lacing. Aroma is dark roasted caramel and chocolate malt, yeast and slight fruity esters. Taste is dark mildly roasted caramel and chocolate malt, some notes of Belgian flavored yeast and fruitiness, mild bitterness from the roasted chocolate malt and mild tartness. Palate is a medium body, slight creamy mouth feel with mild carbonation. Finish is a mild roasted caramel and chocolate malt with some bitterness, some Belgian yeast, tartness and fruity. My take on this, it is a good, tasty and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:08:41 | More by Samp01
More User Reviews:
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teromous

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Black body with a fluffy off-white head that shoots out like rocket smoke. Stands a long time and leaves good lacing on the glass. The head looks nice and loafy.

S: Some mild sweet scent, like light caramel and apples.Mild "Belgianesque" scent (observable phenols) but overly faint.

T: It has a good amount of alcohol flavors, followed by some roasted dark charcoal-like flavor. It's slightly metallic but it only peaks through every few sips. Finishes like a coffee. It's not as spicy or estery as other comparable Belgian Dark's. I feel like the focus of this beer is towards the roasted character less than that of the yeast. I feel that at this point it is important to say that this is labeled as a "Belgian Stout" and not a standard traditional "Belgian Dark." I feel that if the beer is approached with the anticipation of stout-like qualities, it will deliver a much higher score. I will rate it as if it were a stout, in which case I believe it is more than outstanding but slightly less than perfect.

M: The mouthfeel is nice and clean. No complaints in this department, but it doesn't feel as robust or present as what I would expect from a Belgian Dark. It is quite a bit drier and does not coat very well. Judging it more as a stout, I would say that it is perfect. It might appear strange to have such a juxtaposed opinion, but is works very well as a stout.

O: Overall this is quite an enjoyable beer but it could draw quite a bit of controversy if examined closely. It might leave one wondering why I rated this beer in such favorable light. For lovers of Belgian Dark ales, unfortunately I would not recommend this beer to you. It has a great lack of complexity and yeast character. It does quite well as a stout, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for that. I feel that the minor contribution of Belgian yeast flavor does add enough to make it more than your standard stout, so those looking for a delicious stout will undoubtedly agree that this is an outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 21:49:47 | More by teromous
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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.