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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,973 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,973
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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roblund

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-22-2012 06:10:08 | More by roblund
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1%

09-20-2012 04:38:18 | More by TheBishopco
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Lifsabch

Maine

5/5  rDev +23.8%

09-20-2012 00:26:11 | More by Lifsabch
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Health


4/5  rDev -1%

09-18-2012 19:59:22 | More by Health
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

Batch 25, no date. I assume roughly 2 years old.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a big fluffy light brown head adorning it. Fades very slowly. Moderate lacing left behind and good head retention.

S: Fairly strong char and coffee up front. A little dark fruit in the form of raisin. Some stale bread mixes in. Just a hint of smoke.

T: Smoky char up front with just a touch of dark fruit. A bit of coffee and bitter dark chocolate in the middle. Ends with a little more bitter char and smoke and some earthiness.

M: Fairly thin for a "stout" but not horribly so. Has a bit of a chalky presence, almost ashy.

O: Not much belgian presence in this one. With its relative thinness and the presence of a bit of smoke, it's honestly very similar to an english porter more than anything. Not bad though, nice roasted malt and nice balance. Drinkable enough.

09-18-2012 03:18:26 | More by Dope
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-18-2012 01:33:22 | More by Nage37
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

Appearance: This one is quite an abyss of darkness with a tawny to beige head a solid one finger thick. The hed retention is quite good leaving behind good lacing.

Aroma: Dark fruits, raisins, mild fig, prunes, light notes of dark bread, touches of caramelized sugar.

Taste: Dark fruits once again, spice, black licorice, figs, floral hop, dark roasted malts with faint notes of molasses. The finish has a light crispness and dryness and touch of a toffee texture.

Notes: Quite tasty a little bit of a sipper but very drinkable. Cheers.

09-17-2012 02:37:42 | More by horshack7
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mgironta

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%

The brew poured with a half a finger of tan head that lingered for awhile and left lacing on the glass. The body was a deep black with no visible carbonation. The nose had a lot of roasted malts with a hint of sweetness. The taste was definitely interesting. I got some smoke and definite roasted malts with a hint of Belgian yeast at the end. The body was a moderate thickness with very low carbonation. The alcohol was also really well hidden. The finish lasted awhile with the roasted malts that were apparent in the taste. For me, I enjoyed the brew, but the roasted malts just overwhelmed everything. If I didn’t know that this was an Allagash beer, I wouldn’t be as disappointed. But, this is probably my least favorite brew from them.

09-17-2012 01:24:52 | More by mgironta
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

09-16-2012 23:05:16 | More by comfortablynirm
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

09-15-2012 19:42:44 | More by bhir
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

09-14-2012 18:07:01 | More by ReeseMax3
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

09-13-2012 23:44:23 | More by Pdrufo
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-13-2012 20:38:22 | More by phishfoolme
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thestranger99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

09-12-2012 17:27:44 | More by thestranger99
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-12-2012 13:16:16 | More by wattoclone
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

09-12-2012 10:34:13 | More by yossarian14
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fourthaxis

California

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

Into the black abyss with you! As the label implies, this beer pours like motor oil. Despite the 7.5% alcohol, it feels like a solid kick in the pants. I'm always a fan of a $4 bottle of stone. But if I want to belly up and pay $10+ for a bomber, Allagash is worth every penny.

09-12-2012 04:44:08 | More by fourthaxis
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KJabo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-10-2012 02:18:29 | More by KJabo
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Jeffreytmoore

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%

09-10-2012 00:09:47 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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BoRaeCho

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-09-2012 09:41:22 | More by BoRaeCho
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JDWEX1117

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-08-2012 14:21:34 | More by JDWEX1117
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%

Excellent beer if served in a tulip and at about 48F.

No head. Beautiful molasses color. I noticed black chunks from the underside of the glass- chocolate?

Excellent light molasses-caramel aroma.

The mouth feel is a bit carbonated, but contributes to the overall balance of the beer.

The finish is slightly alcoholic- this adds to the flavor and mellows with warming.

Overall, a solid enjoyable beer. Perhaps my current favorite from the brewery.

Serving preparation: I put the bottle in my freezer for about 50 minutes. It was stored at room temp.

09-08-2012 00:42:32 | More by brureview
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

09-07-2012 21:18:00 | More by mquinn919
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NorCalBeer

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-06-2012 02:24:35 | More by NorCalBeer
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DouglasChasse

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

09-05-2012 00:29:47 | More by DouglasChasse
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
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