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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,915 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,915
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 97
Gots: 203 | 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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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
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pud850

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-12-2012 21:25:52 | More by pud850
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-12-2012 20:58:39 | More by nrs207
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wfcubsfan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-11-2012 04:52:09 | More by wfcubsfan
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a wellington glass. (my favorite glass).
Bottled November 2011.

Appearance: very dark brown, almost opaque a tan head little lighter than normal rising to maybe half an inch.

Smell: Light yeast with light chocolate; good but light I personally prefer a deeper smell (FYI).

Taste: Robust bitter dark chocolate but light not overwhelming with the right blend of yeast.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, sharp texture, you might not be able to see the bubbles but you can sure feel them.

Overall: Pretty good beer, little different considering the what it is representing...dark, robust, and overall tasty. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 18:15:34 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

06-06-2012 22:32:57 | More by Mudawg
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ptricky


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-05-2012 15:54:16 | More by ptricky
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

06-05-2012 14:05:23 | More by Giantspace
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-04-2012 19:45:17 | More by bluerabbit
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-03-2012 13:49:00 | More by yergermeister
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-03-2012 04:17:32 | More by zonker17
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EzraAtom

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-02-2012 03:40:14 | More by EzraAtom
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illini4x4


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-31-2012 23:48:24 | More by illini4x4
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-31-2012 01:29:06 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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RockinRaquel


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-30-2012 19:22:24 | More by RockinRaquel
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phaley87

Maine

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2012 13:07:05 | More by phaley87
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Mister_Joshy

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-29-2012 07:19:15 | More by Mister_Joshy
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,915 ratings.