Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
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