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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,972 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1,972
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 101
Gots: 219 | 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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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

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dbundy7255

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +4%

08-28-2014 00:41:28 | More by dbundy7255
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Bierleichen

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-27-2014 11:18:16 | More by Bierleichen
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CraigMack61

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -9.9%

08-27-2014 02:58:15 | More by CraigMack61
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sandanders

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-27-2014 01:04:38 | More by sandanders
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

08-25-2014 22:27:21 | More by Mack
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-25-2014 21:22:35 | More by squack
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joejackson2667

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-25-2014 03:09:33 | More by joejackson2667
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socon67

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-25-2014 01:32:01 | More by socon67
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xsiddall12

Kansas

5/5  rDev +23.8%

08-24-2014 20:10:49 | More by xsiddall12
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2014 14:15:08 | More by MikeLew88
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-23-2014 22:21:10 | More by jaswilson2
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illpass78

Maine

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
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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California

3.28/5  rDev -18.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

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.

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Ohio

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California

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

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.

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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,972 ratings.