Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:
What's that saying? Once you go Belgian you never go back. Or was it black? What the hell, let's hit two birds with one bottle. Big, bubbly tan froth with excellent head retention and lacing on the glass. A shade or two away from pitch black. The aroma ranges from charcoal to dried black currants, from earthy yeast to a mild herbal phenol. A complex nose for sure. Bold crispness and very smooth with a slick medium body. Maltiness is semidry and extremely complex; the silky sweetness from the oats and the graininess meld well with a mild charcoal flavor. Layers of light vanilla, faint anise and cocoa powder come to mind. More charred flavor hits the palate with dark baker's chocolate and espresso. Modest hopping and a warming alcohol help to balance and add their own complex layers. Sort of a semidry mocha finish.
A top pick for the style, and with each sip Black is turning into our current favorite from Allagash.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 13:37:47 | More by BeerAdvocate
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 1,709 ratings.