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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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2,133 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,133
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 111
Gots: 260 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

avschmitt, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

kduf, Nov 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Slikpitt, Nov 13, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured out black with two fingers of tan head with moderate lacing.

S: Spicy Belgian yeast and sweet caramel.

T: Very Belgian with raisin, clove, and banana flavors. A hint of roasted malt.

M: Medium body with medium-high carbonation.

O: Unique, yes, but the Belgian yeast is overpowering for me in this one. I like a good stout and a good dark Belgian ale, but this does not seem proportionate in my mind. The stouty aspects are very subtle and I would've liked to have seen more of them present.

mpedara429, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

SadMachine, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

ScaryEd, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

frank12, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

JohnnyChicago, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Stobin, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a dark black body with an off-white medium density head that reduces to an airy film of foam and leaves some very sticky, strong lacing.

S- This is a unique type of beer with an equally unique aroma. On the nose I'm getting a 50/50 combination of a toasted-malt stout aroma with a wheaty, banana, clovelike belgian style aroma. It's almost as if you made a black and tan with an oatmeal stout and Allagash White.

T- Equally as complex as the aroma. Upfront I'm getting the belgian notes, specifically unripe banana, clove, and wheat. This fades after a few seconds into the deep, roasty, dark chocolate characteristics of a good stout. I can sum the taste of this brew up by comparing it to semi-sweet chocolate covered bananas.

M- Medium-heavy body with low carbonation. Leaves a tasty film of roasty malt bitterness on the tongue.

Overall, I can confidently pronounce this brew as one of the most complex and delicious ones I've ever tried. I can't place this into one category, though. It has all the great characteristics of a belgian while keeping that robust backbone of a stout. Allagash did a great job on this one to create a unique, tasty, balance belgian style stout. This is a must try and i'd recommend.

A dangerously drinkable brew for the AVB that demands another sip.. or gulp.

gcamparone, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

andthevolcano, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

irs, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

DC_HOP_HEAD, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

sdaly3, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

jackrodgers77, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

bdub32689, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

JMB, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

KimenTshom, Oct 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

BeerBaron238, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mttdls, Oct 24, 2012
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,133 ratings.