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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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2,122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 111
Gots: 256 | FT: 6
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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Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep black color with a one finger thick beige-caramel head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of licorice, chocolate, dark fruits, herbs and lots of Belgian yeast.
Unique taste mix with notes of chocolate, flowers, oatmeal, licorice, caramels, tobacco, nuts and Brazilian Jabuticaba. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness and a long lasting roasted note.
Medium silky body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% is absent.
Original beer, it felt to me like a mix between a Belgian IPA and an Oatmeal stout. A bit sweet, though within style.

FLima, Today at 12:30 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Lewdd, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

yaksurf, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of tillmac62
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 156/14. Pours almost black with a quite a bit of dark ruby. Normal head with above normal lacing and retention. Light nose of chocolate, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and hints of dark fruit and roast. Medium bodied with a nice slick texture that hints at creaminess. Above normal carbonation with effervescence in the middle and finish. The excellent flavor profile is of reasonable intensity, quite complex and exceptionally balanced. It begins with semisweet dark chocolate over a very mild roast character. As the effervescent middle begins, the chocolate fades to candi sugar sweetness and more of the roast character is noted. As this sweetness fades, dark fruit notes come to the forefront. The finish is smooth, but has dry characteristics, and a bit of hop flavor and bitterness in addition to hints of coffee. A slight dark chocolate note lingers. The alcohol (7.5%) is totally hidden.

tillmac62, Nov 14, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip pint and consumed 13 November 2014.

Look- Pours a deep chocolate brown, no head, no lacing, not especially thick but has a syrupy look to it. Nice.

Smell- Earthy malts, and hops. Anise?

Taste- Good stuff; rich malt, chocolate notes, a hint of spices, and that hint of anise from the nose shows up now and then. Hops in adequate quantity to keep malts in check but not a hop-heavy beer.

Feel- A little thin, but not bad at all. Not a ton of carbonation, but that works well for this beer. It has kind of a paradoxical "thin syrup" thing going on.

Overall- a distinctive beer with neat tastes and feel working for it.

EHopkinsi, Nov 14, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.