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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,034 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,034
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 104
Gots: 238 | 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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Photo of mattbk
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful looking. Black as night with just a touch of brown at the bottom of the glass, nice thick white head.
S: Hmm. I don't always love the combo of belgian yeast and roasted malts. This is featuring both, but in a nice way, both present but in balance.
T: More roast then belgian, but the estery funk of the yeast is hanging out. What I like about this is that it isn't too dry or overcarbed. The roast is very present, on the border of but not quite acrid. No sweetness and fairly bitter from roast character. This make the beer a bit less than very drinkable. However - I like it, interesting in a way many of these types of beers are not.
M: Not much to complain about here, not overcarbed, not too dry.
O: Solid beer, not my style very much but well done. A little less bitter roast would improve drinkability. Allagash has climbed my upper eschelon of breweries.

mattbk, Yesterday at 02:41 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.7/5  rDev +16.3%

Nose: prunes, raisins, spice, chocolate
Pours pitch black under a dense 2" tan tinted off-white foam cap, good lacing.
Palate: caramel and toffee flavors meld into chocolate over some spiciness - not much apparent hop bitterness and no big roast bitterness. Not as big of fruit presence on the palate as on the nose.
The texture really makes this beer - the creamy, very fine soft carbonation enhances the malt flavors and have you wanting more. The body is lighter than the flavor and alcohol might suggest but the creaminess makes it feel like more. Carbonation is a little above average.

pat61, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

bkwhoppa66, Sep 12, 2014
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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,034 ratings.