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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,903 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,903
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 95
Gots: 201 | 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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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

01-18-2012 03:47:04 | More by jacewg
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Up front there's a real strong smell of anise. There's a little dark chocolate and some oaky kind of scents in there. Tastes really heavily of dark chocolate and anise with a little coffee suggested in there. Surprisingly sweet for such a burly stout. It has a real rich, creamy mouthfeel and almost no alcohol burn. Afterward your mouth tastes like you just ate some strong dark chocolate, like 80% cocoa.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 18:15:33 | More by DonDirkA
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-17-2012 01:41:14 | More by gafferjohn
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-17-2012 01:11:00 | More by Sparger
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mycatsissy

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-16-2012 23:23:24 | More by mycatsissy
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bkbergen

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-15-2012 04:20:13 | More by bkbergen
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-14-2012 21:57:17 | More by Stoutsman
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

01-13-2012 13:00:59 | More by djrn2
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

01-13-2012 06:05:20 | More by mjmadsen21
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2012 00:52:16 | More by nucmedmario
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1%

01-12-2012 15:09:35 | More by Kahlerbock
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klas

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-11-2012 20:51:51 | More by klas
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4/5  rDev -1%

01-11-2012 13:47:33 | More by erlenmeyer
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rubbie

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

01-11-2012 10:07:18 | More by rubbie
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jeanphony

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-11-2012 03:06:22 | More by jeanphony
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

01-09-2012 18:44:47 | More by WestSideAmish
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TexAggie011

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-09-2012 05:17:10 | More by TexAggie011
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rwrk42

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: A dark brown almost black with a nice tan head.
Smell: A sweet malty smell with faint chocolate and coffee aromas.
Taste: Extremely smooth. Roasted Malt flavors with some caramel, coffee, chocolate and faint spice.
One of my favorites from Allagash and I highly recommend

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 02:36:46 | More by rwrk42
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phamnett

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-07-2012 16:15:06 | More by phamnett
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-07-2012 13:00:24 | More by bluesplit63
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-07-2012 03:27:34 | More by Archemedies
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A slightly billowing pour... Just shy of three fingers worth of tightly packed yet slightly fluffy light brown colored head... Impressive retention... A couple of streaks of moderate to quick paced carbonation towards the top of the glass... The color is a flat dark brown that lets light in at all angles...

S - Very delicate lightly roasted malts... Very faint coffee... Some pleasant Belgian yeast notes... Some dark fruit notes as well... Light hints of chocolate... Subtle but abound with complexities... Each subsequent whiff reveals something new...

T - The many complexities of the nose follow through to the palette... Molasses... Subtle coffee notes... Faint chocolate... Lightly roasted malts... Raisins... Fig... Dates... Belgian yeast... Some walnut notes on the finish...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Fairly dense... Lightly carbonated... A touch of lushness... The finish is a bit chalky...

D - A truly outstanding offering which should come as no surprise from Allagash... Solid in all facets, but it is the overall complexity in both scent and flavor that make this one a truly exceptional offering... I can easily recommend this one for fellow BAs and will indulge in future bottles myself as well...

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 02:28:51 | More by philbe311
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap.

A: very dark--black. Off white head with one finger in quantity. Quite good lacing. A great looking stout.

N: Lots of coffee up front, some sweet malts but can't call them out specifically (for example, no chocolate or caramel).

T: Coffee bitterness, definite sweetness midpalate, some bitter chocolate flavors. A hint of belgiany spice. Pretty good, a very unique stout.

M: Nice, smooth, not really any alcohol heat. An easy drinking stout.

O: This is certainly not my favorite Allagash, but it's very good, unique, enjoyable, and approachable. I definitely recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 01:10:01 | More by beerbiatchMD
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timbre

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-06-2012 15:59:28 | More by timbre
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

01-05-2012 23:16:55 | More by drummermattie02
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
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