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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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2,225 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,225
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 120
Gots: 298 | 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:
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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Photo of Chessmaster
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into stout glass

A: During pour, looks dark but translucent, black with light brown highlights. In glass, appears dark. Pours with a nice 2-3 inch head that dissipates to a cap

S: Amazing, very malty, sweet and lightly roasty smell.

T: Similar to smell, very malty. I was actually reminded more of a doppelbock in terms of sweet maltiness than a stout. Not very roasty, no balancing hop bitterness. The overall taste is good, but again doesn't fit the style exactly.

M: Nice, smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O: A very enjoyable beer, on the malty and sweet side. Not really a stout though

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really liked this beer it is the perfect winter complement to their Allagash White. I got some light clove notes from the yeast that blended really well with the flavors from dark roasted malts. The Belgium yeast was very dominant in the aroma with light notes of coffee.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A- starts out very dark with rusty red tones around the edges. Sea foam head that topped out at a good 2 fingers and settled to a whispy thin layer that stayed until the last sip. good lacing.

S- Definitely has that belgian aroma to it. Raisin and yeast. Not getting alot of much of the chocolate.

T- Ah, there's the chocolate. Roasted notes and the dark fruit are there but there is a consistent chocolate flavor throughout the entire sip. Start to finish.

M- Starts mid body but creams up to a good full body. Really fills the palate.

O- It's a pretty good beer, the flavors really ring true to the belgian style. It does seem to tire out the palate a bit. Little heavy on the roast to me. But over all not bad.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.47/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured very smoothly into a snifter with a soul blacker than curious George is curious. The snifter definitely accentuated the smells and it was a divine aroma of dark chocolate coffee and maybe BlackBerries. I was just slightly less whelmed by the taste which had more of ground-up cigarettes to it. I was underwhelmed by the finish which was a little rough. Overall this was an okay beer I can't say that I'm going to go out and get another one especially considering the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,225 ratings.