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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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1,881 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1,881
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 95
Gots: 198 | 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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-11-2012 00:31:15 | More by rolltide8425
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

07-10-2012 16:56:35 | More by HopBrain
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2012 04:29:20 | More by PhatAtUT
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JADanis


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-06-2012 20:52:18 | More by JADanis
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-04-2012 22:11:04 | More by ortie
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-03-2012 01:56:13 | More by sbanacho
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skullsplitter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-02-2012 14:32:58 | More by skullsplitter
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RTEdmunds

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick 2 finger khaki colored head, dissipates within 30 seconds or so. Darker than I imagined; it's nearly opaque.

Bold, roasty, and slightly chocolatey aroma up front. I can also detect some subtle dark fruits.

Does not taste as chocolatey as the nose let on. I get more of a coffee flavor. Follows up with raisin and banana. Feels like the phenols are somewhat high. Overall very complex and inviting flavor.

This is surprisingly drinkable. Carbonation is medium low, and it's quite smooth. Clean finish.

Probably the best I've had by Allagash to date. I'll definitely pick this up again. But the question remains... is this a stout or dark ale!?

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 03:52:05 | More by RTEdmunds
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2012 23:13:51 | More by trevorpost
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-26-2012 16:23:44 | More by phingdong
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PJGaddi

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-26-2012 00:43:00 | More by PJGaddi
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

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

Bottled November 2011:

In my chalice:

A: very dark brown body, almost black that yields a small soft filmy one finger tan head that dies within fifteen seconds. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen. No lacing is seen.

S: very complex and inviting with some dark chocolate coming in very lightly along with some banana and raisins.

T: brings back the dark chocolate, banana and raisins yet also has a bit of roasted coffee. The alcohol comes out a bit in the taste as the beer warms.

M: medium to heavy with nothing bad on the tongue. It gets pretty creamy and the carbonation is light all around, sessionable

O: probably my top beer by Allagash, one that I will continue to have

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 17:22:32 | More by BeerKangaroo
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

06-25-2012 02:41:12 | More by FrankShirley
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 2.5 finger off white head on a slightly hazy black/dark brown body.

S: fruity belgian yeast actually comes through on this one which is stronger once the head fades. Coffee and roasted malts as well.

T: blunted tropical fruit and belgian yeast up front fading to chocolate, espresso and roasted malts.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very well made, fairly complex. The belgian yeast meshes well and better than I expected with the usual harsher notes of a mildly coffee heavy stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 00:29:14 | More by kylehay2004
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a pint glass.

A: This is a very dark brown beer, and forms a moderate amount of off-white head. Only minimal visible carbonation. Very nice looking beer.

S: Roasted malts, coffee notes, and some dark fruitiness.

T: Coffee malt flavors predominate. Some chocolate notes. Pretty tasty.

M: Lighter mouthfeel than looks. Well-carbonated but not overly so.

O: I'm a bit fuzzy on whether this is a Stout (per the label) or a Strong Dark, and it seems to straddle both styles. Either way, it's a very pleasant beer and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 19:46:10 | More by macrosmatic
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-23-2012 03:11:26 | More by ms11781
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. The color is very dark amber/black. There is a very thin light tan head.

The aroma is smoky with some coffee and licorice.

The taste has some nice slightly sweet malt flavor. There are notes of chocolate with some coffee mixed in. There is a nice sweet creamy finish.

The body is light, with smooth soft carbonation. This is delicious. It has a lot of great stout flavor and aroma without being sweet.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:49:37 | More by andrewinski1
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MyMagicalPants

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-19-2012 20:17:52 | More by MyMagicalPants
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 corked and caged bottle served in a tulip.

pours a cola-like brown, sits an opaque black hue in the glass while yielding a frothy/creamy 2" head. decent retention and lacing. nose is somewhat subdued but offers notes of roasted malt, spice, and a little chocolate.

smokey, roasted malt, spice, yeast, tobacco, chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit in the background. tasty and interesting, it's definitely a style-overlapping beer with elements of a belgian dark, a stout, and even a smoked beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall i'm digging this beer. it's not a world-beater necessarily but it's enjoyable and relatively complex. i appreciate the outside-the-box thinking that went into it, sort of transcending styles.

(originally reviewed: 07-11-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 04:12:17 | More by BostonHops
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jburke87

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-18-2012 22:59:38 | More by jburke87
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DruC4

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-18-2012 20:02:32 | More by DruC4
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-18-2012 01:07:52 | More by blmar311
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malthus617

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-16-2012 16:13:25 | More by malthus617
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JxExM

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-16-2012 15:41:58 | More by JxExM
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

06-12-2012 23:09:29 | More by Rickythejeweler
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.