Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.65/5 rDev +15.1%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Libby stout glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with heavy carbonation. Head is short. Held to the light, it has a kind of very dark amber appearance. Not much in the way of lacing.
Aroma: This beer has an inviting, complex nose of dark fruit, licorice, herbal notes, chocolate, and coffee beans. It definitely has aromas that entice the drinker.
Taste: The taste fulfills the promise of the nose, and the some. Chocolate and mocha are right up front, with those dark fruit notes very present. There's a lingering dark chocolate flavor that gets more pronounced as it warms. Some pleasant herbaceous flavor in there, too. Complex and enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: The balance is just right. It's velvet smooth, but imminently drinkable - not sludgy at all. The body isn't all that stout-like - more akin to a dark ale or maybe a porter.
Overall: A terrific beer - one to savor and enjoy. Inviting, complex, and delicious. A personal favorite that I'd recommend to anyone.
08-23-2014 01:07:07 | More by illpass78
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
A: Caramel brown with a finger of white head that recedes promptly to a ring.
S: Caramel-toffee, dried dark fruits, plum, dark chocolate, coffee, and oak. This has a toffee-caramel aroma – you can almost smell that stickyness – with a bit of an oaky-boozy aroma too.
T: Dried dark fruits (mostly dates), plums, cherries, toffee-caramel, spices, and an oaky finish. This definitely comes across as well roasted with a very robust and near burnt (pleasantly so) quality.
M: Medium bodied with lower carbonation. Perfectly slick and oily.
D: The best part for me is the plums and cherries – which really standout here, and isn’t usually the case in this style – coupled with the heavily roasted malt.
08-22-2014 00:21:41 | More by Digimaika2
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
Poured into a medium chalice: color is dark brown with brown edges, hed is tan but dissipates to a ring quickly.
Aroma is deep and pleasant, great chocolate, roast and espresso blend.
Taste is has more present candi sugar flavor with chocolate, roast and espresso providing lingering flavors that fluctuate as it warms.
Mouthfeel is a bit sweet, light cloying sweetness on the tongue.
Overall, a nice tasting brew that goes well with sweeter foods.
08-19-2014 02:30:17 | More by mvanaskie13
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.