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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,876 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,876
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 92
Gots: 196 | FT: 5
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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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring a dark nut-brown/light black, Black smells immediately of coffee and chocolate malts, the aromas of deeply roasted grains wafting up from the glass lazily. Heavy, languid sugars lie beneath, including notes of molasses and caramelized brown sugars, as well as dark fruit esters.

On the tongue, the brew does have an immediate chocolate malt and coffee taste, closely mimicking the nose, but with the added benefit of a Belgian-style layer of spicy fruit beneath, mixing oranges and apricots with cloves and spice. This intertwining of stout and Belgian ale flavors is unique and intoxicating, each adding to the other in a symbiotic swirl, leaving the tongue wondering on what it's supposed to focus.

Purists will probably criticize the brew for this duality, and it does seem at times like Black is searching for an identity. However, I think the result is interesting, and worth trying--if a little strange. Beware, though: as Black comes with a champagne-style cork (which won't go back in the bottle), it looks like you're going to have to drink the whole thing in one sitting. Darn.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 19:59:32 | More by jondeelee
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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,876 ratings.