Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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2,185 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,185
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 114
Gots: 277 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Brianbosox
4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

OMG, this kick ass. I dunno if I can explain it, so just go get it. Here's a try: black beer, full body, really flavorful, little carbonation, huge taste that stays on your palate.

Why are you still reading this review? Go get some of this beer!

Thanks for reading this luddite review. Enjoy.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of allinthehead
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a Bruery tulip glass

appearance: lovely red-brown with persistent head

smell: coffee, chocolate, smoke

taste: coffee, black licquorice, dark fruits

mouthfeel: watery, a little effervescent

overall, a nice ale, but not one I'll be searching out again

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of MadScientist
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A very dark brown with a garnet hue and good clarity. The persistent head is made of creamy dark-tan bubbles that leave a light lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is dark fruit and moderately-light notes of the fruit and spice of Belgian yeast. It has a moderate dark fruit aromas of prunes and some plums. There are some moderately-light dark malt aromas of chocolate and coffee. The light alcohol aroma is soft and floral. There is a slight earthiness that might be the hops.

T: Smooth with the chocolate, coffee and malt sweetness dominating. A moderate dark dried fruit flavor with the yeast lending a bit of orange and light pepper notes. There is a light hops bitterness and little hops flavor. The balance is moderately towards the sweet with a medium-sweet finish. The aftertaste has flavors of dark roasted grains like chocolate, dark fruit and a light alcohol sweetness. There are slight molasses flavor that I catch here and there.

M: medium-full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a light alcohol warmth.

O: A rich and somewhat sweet Belgian with enough dark roasted grains to be a bit more stout than dark strong. There is a ton of flavor going on here. I really enjoyed this years ago and haven't found any for a while, since that time I've grown more partial to drier beers but still a great beer in it's own right. I'd still try this if I find it on tap but I won't be going out of my way for a bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.

A: Almost black, red-brown with one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Barnyard, coffee, Belgian spice.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Chocolate and coffee - roasted malt. Subtle Belgian spice and yeast.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Creamy but crisp.

O: Stouts and Belgian beers are two of my favorite categories, so I was excited about this. I wasn't disappointed. The beer is great as a stout, and the Belgian qualities to shine through.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,185 ratings.