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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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2,269 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,269
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 127
Gots: 334 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Bassetdawg on 12-14-2007

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.
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Dark brown to almost black while pouring. Pitch black inside the glass. One finger thick light tan colored head with good retention. Excellent lacing on the sides. Opaque.

Aroma is non existent and the beer should be punished for being a Belgian style with such a low aroma. Strength of the brew is low. You have to search for the aroma. Some roasted malts. A bit porter like.

Flavor is somewhat better with slight warmth coupled with dark and roasted malts. Slight Belgian silky touch. A bit of charring character. Some booze and a hint of chocolate and coffee. Finish is dry.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. No astringency.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.17/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A-Poured in a chalice this brew is indeed black as night with a finger of dense light tan foam, a little retention and lacing.
S-Aromas of those Belgian yeasts slap you in the face. Beneath this, notes of dark chocolate and coffee accentuated barley malt.
T-Taste is predominantly dark malts with flavors of rich coffee with a lingering bitter aftertaste, the estery flavor of Belgian yeast is also noticeable, especially upon warming.
M-Rather medium in body with a little bitterness and astringency in the finish, moderate level of carbonation.
O-Nothing really stands out about this beer, pretty average. Maybe I’m just getting spoiled with the great selection of super beers to choose from nowadays.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ox bottle was poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is pitch black/dark brown with some clarity when held to the light, but no signs of carbonation.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, fruity, spiciness, and bready oats.

Taste: Interesting taste for a stout. You got the roasted, chocolate, and pretty notes of the stout. Then you got the spiciness, banana, clove of a hefe. A little mild bitterness, sweetness, and ready for another sip.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, tingly bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: I have had this beer on draft several times and now in a bottle. Very easy drinking Belgian stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The color was a very dark brown, with a medium amount of tight tan foam and not alot of lace on the side of the tulip glass.

The smell had a burnt, overroasted aroma of malts, coffee, semi-sweet chocolate with a hint of, also burnt caramel.

The taste was had a very bitter finish. The burnt mixed with the bitterness was not what I expected in a dark Belgium Ale.

Overall, not my kind of dark belgium ale, to much bitterness, but, the turn off was the Burnt Flavor on the palate and tongue!

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4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Easily the darkest Belgian I've seen...along with Trois Pistoles. Had this at Kuma's in Chicago, so it really fit the metal theme.

Smell: Clove and yeast like White, but Black replaces banana with chocolate and oatmeal. I like this better.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like a combination of a Russian stout, an oatmeal stout, and a dark Belgian. Dark fruit and candy with a full-bodied oatmeal backing.

Overall: Can't wait to have more Allagash.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,269 ratings.