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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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90
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2,293 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,293
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 128
Gots: 352 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Bassetdawg on 12-14-2007

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.
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Ratings: 2,293 | Reviews: 685
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4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatorlove
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very good dark fruit and roasted flavors with some black licorice, but it had a slightly metallic taste but it could have just been because it was on cask.

Photo of avwrite
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nbdreher
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leantom
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another old classic. Picked this up while in Virginia before heading back to Indiana. Here goes:

A: Great. Black with a red hue. Pours a passive head with great lacing as well.

S: Belgian yeast with a hint of roasted malt. Yeast imparts scents of coriander, clove, white pepper, and bread. Malt is slightly burnt. Also has lots of candied sugar.

T: Follows the nose. Lots of candied sugar. Initially taste the spicy, bready yeast, but this gives way to chocolatey, roasted malt. Great mix-mash of the yeast and malt.

F: Thick and bready with great carbonation.

O: Great beer.

Photo of Markbienvenu
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of founddrama
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Belgian-style stout" -- and like the best of both worlds. Reads like a stout, but with a subtle touch of that Belgian yeast.

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a coffee colored head. The smell was full of espresso and coffee notes. The taste had a lot of coffee in the beginning and then some sweet dark chocolate flavors came through with a light finish. Very nice stout.

Photo of Kiserian
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Overall a good beer. It was a little too bitter for my taste.

Photo of wlocke
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Absalom
4.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mageek52
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Csikic93
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged. Pours a pitch black with almost no head. Smells smokey, with hints of black licorice and chocolate. Tastes like chocolate and very malty. Overall a fantastic beer.

Photo of Dilbert65
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VTSoxfan
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grimmauldus
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of user785335
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHJimD
2.87/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very thin and carbonated for a stout. Poured with almost no head. Had a burnt coffee taste.

Photo of Apellonious
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark black with a one finger head that moves to a thin lace.

S - Cocoa, burnt grains, dark chocolate, faint banana

T - Follows the nose, some vanilla and bubble gum notes.

M - Well balanced, slightly creamy, carbonation melts away as it warms, some
stickieness ensues

O- Enjoyable beverage, very well crafted.

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,293 ratings.