Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
About 7 oz poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a dark brown color that betrays a hint of transparency even in this dark environment. The head is a one finger light khaki color that fades to a thin collar relatively quickly. There's a hint of spotty lacing on the glass.
S: Rather estery, especially with pear and apple. I have to dig around to notice the chocolate and roast, but its there. Another taste noticed a touch of sourness.
T: At first, it's a bit roasty and chocolaty, but the finish betrays its Belgian roots with fruity apple esters. The faint touch of sourness on the aroma comes through on the general flavor, which I really appreciate. It really takes a few sips to appreciate everything going on in the profile, but once that happens, one can really appreciate the complexity and nuance within this.
M: A little bit on the heavy side, but with a great finishing dryness and moderate carbonation.
O: The first sip doesn't wow me, but it rewards a patient palate with solid complexity. I'd definitely have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2012 01:58:00 | More by ThisWangsChung
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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 1,702 ratings.