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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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2,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,221
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 118
Gots: 296 | 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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Ratings: 2,221 | Reviews: 673 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DanG3
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of polloenfuego
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottled in May 2014, enjoyed on January 23, 2015.

This beer poured a lovely black (go figure) with a frothy and thick three finger head that was sticky and persistent.

The smell was interesting...all the features of a stout; the roasts, some coffee and perhaps a touch of cocoa BUT there were also a lot of features of a Belgian dubbel present; yeast, dark fruits, some candi.

Taste carried through this mysterious mix; up front was the coffee and roast and as the beer warmed it was joined by cocoa. But the back end was pure Belgian. Candi, yeast and dark fruits sneak in.

The feel was medium bodied and good carbonation. This is an easy drinking sipper.

Overall, color me impressed. Getting the characteristics of two of my favorite styles together in one beer made me quite happy. This is an easy beer to enjoy on a cool evening.

Photo of HurrahBeer
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of okono
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Superbohl4
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Roasted malt and freshly baked dark bread. Some notes of dark molasses and coffee.

Taste: Malty up front, followed by some smoky, roasted malt and/or coffee. There are some subtle notes of dark chocolate as the beer warms up, as well as some caramel-like sweetness. The beer finishes with some subtle hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy, with hardly any carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is just a touch of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very tasty stout. Not world class or excellent, but a very solid, very tasty stout. Definitely worth getting.

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

Draft from Taco Mac into a snifter. Dark black color with 1 finger of tan head by the time I got it. Traditional notes of espresso, dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. Tastes much the same but smooth. Typical espresso aftertaste but not overpowering. Like it.

Photo of mchengcit
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wayne_Ochs
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typically I'm a fan of the belgian yeasts but this beer had a pretty bad after taste.

Photo of Nick29
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scootny
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle that pours a not quite black brown. Nice light khaki head that coats the glass well. Some murk keeps it from being clear.

Nose is roasty, rich with coffee, and molasses sweetened. Belgian yeast and light chocolate.

Taste is char and coffee. Some soap and Belgian funk. Dark chocolate as it flows to a sharp earthy hop bitterness. Dry and quencing while giving a satisfying heartiness.

Feel is lively and smooth. Lovely carbonation and a weight that is lighter than the body's chewiness would lead you to believe.

Easy drinking, complex and satisfying. A great brew.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zak333
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scinnh
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bestinyourgirl
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,221 ratings.