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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,953 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,953
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 99
Gots: 214 | 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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jvegas2


4.16/5  rDev +3%

08-21-2014 20:13:14 | More by jvegas2
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gobuccos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-21-2014 17:35:27 | More by gobuccos
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getkrunkhoe

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-20-2014 22:04:48 | More by getkrunkhoe
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-20-2014 19:07:32 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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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.

08-19-2014 02:30:17 | More by mvanaskie13
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Japple

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-19-2014 01:21:42 | More by Japple
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-18-2014 20:26:09 | More by mkirkland80
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DaveOB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-16-2014 03:33:16 | More by DaveOB
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

08-15-2014 21:50:40 | More by TheNightwatchman
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jharmon


3.88/5  rDev -4%

08-14-2014 20:07:16 | More by jharmon
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griffey123

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +1%

08-14-2014 04:04:02 | More by griffey123
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2014 19:28:46 | More by Dicers
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2014 13:15:10 | More by Jack_Frost79
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slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2014 03:00:19 | More by slowfade
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skepjax


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-12-2014 23:39:54 | More by skepjax
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mstrader29


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-12-2014 20:56:45 | More by mstrader29
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-12-2014 20:12:36 | More by Petegrieco
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -2%

Had this bottled ages ago and it was not impressive (maybe it was to warm when I had it). It seemed overcarbonated at the time.

Just had this again from a sixtel tapped at home and it was excellent. A refreshing, malty, black ale full of subtle flavor qualities, with some hop presence and great drinkability. The ability to dial in the carbonation at home really helped.

08-12-2014 00:30:44 | More by tkdchampxi
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

08-11-2014 23:31:44 | More by zachattack555
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noproduction

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-11-2014 01:30:59 | More by noproduction
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-10-2014 15:02:06 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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JLSIV

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured from bottle into a Allagash Brewery Tulip glass….Gorgeous Deep Chestnut color, almost Black. Liight tan small bubble head, dissipates quickly with decent lacing.

Aroma is subtle malt with a little anise in background.

Taste is a rich espresso almost liquor-like, with coffee, alcohol, and slight licorice/anise in the background.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and mellow, but the alcohol warmth follows, with some bite at the finish. Bite is probably not the right word, because the smoothness overall is the main feature…much more mellow than Chimay or other Belgian brews of this type. I like the lower carbonation level, very pleasant.

Overall, this is a great American option to Chimay Blue. Not to say that it doesn't measure up, it is an Outstanding overall beer in its own right. I would by this one again, and will definitely seek it out on tap.

08-09-2014 23:54:33 | More by JLSIV
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OpaqueBrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-09-2014 23:51:24 | More by OpaqueBrew
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-09-2014 17:20:10 | More by WckdVbz
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CHickman

New York

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours very dark chestnut brown color with red color near the edges where the light hits it and a thick foamy 1 very light tan colored head that looked like a milkshake with a ton of very small bubbles in it, fading on the quicker side leaving spotty foamy lacing.

Smells like a milk stout, with chocolate, vanilla, powdered shake notes, oats, heavy cream, milk chocolate, a cold cup of espresso, cocoa powder and some nutty notes. No hops in the aroma and much sweeter than I expected, but a very nice smelling stout overall.

Tastes like a cross between a chocolate milk and an espresso with a shot of liqueur in it; flavor is a mix of roasted grains, caramel, toffee, burnt toast, coffee grinds, toasted nuts, cocoa powder, vanilla, brown sugar, citrus hops, pepper, tea leaf and other spices like coriander, yeast, charcoal, licorice and a hint of booze. Coffee flavor sticks around and seems like a Sambuca shot, but this stout has some malty sweetness and real nice hoppy leaf hop notes or bready yeast notes that add balance and a variety of flavors as it warmed up.

Mouthfeel is smooth to and almost slick, with a light body for a stout that seems thin and watery, mild/below average carbonation, and a sweet coffee-like finish that has sharp licorice or anise notes and a mild alcohol bite.

Overall this is an interesting beer that starts out like a stout and then morphs into a more dynamic Belgian influenced beer with more changes and flavors coming out as it warmed. I liked this brew and want to try it again to see how it may differ and hopefully be better.

08-09-2014 04:16:08 | More by CHickman
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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,953 ratings.