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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,130 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,130
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

nrs207, Jun 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

wfcubsfan, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
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!

BlurryVisi0n, Jun 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Mudawg, Jun 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

ptricky, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Giantspace, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bluerabbit, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

yergermeister, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

zonker17, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

EzraAtom, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

illini4x4, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

RockinRaquel, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

phaley87, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

KAP1356, May 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Mick83, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Chucker, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ccozzi, May 23, 2012
Photo of Homebrew35
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 mid year purchase and cellared properly.

Pours two fingers of a white creamy bubbly head. Black body from afar, deep brown on the edges. Clear body on the first pour and some yeasty haze on the second.

Smells of rum raisins, fig and other dark fruits. Some yeasty fruit and light peppery notes. Light alcohol and phenolics.

Tastes like a trappist beer in a few ways. Big dark fruit, light roast or toasted malts. Light earthy notes mixed with some juicy plum and figs. A hint of alcohol and quite a bit of pepper on the finish

Medium thin bodied, high carbonation. Quite dry, peppery and spicy on the finish.

Overall this is a very solid belgian dark. Big yeast fruit and pepper character, subtle dark roast/toasty malt character with a dry finish. Quite drinkable but not quaff-able due to the carbonation and yeasty pepperyness. A bit pricy but for a special occasion, which this was, worked out quite nice.
$9.50 for a 750ml back then

Homebrew35, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Chugs13, May 20, 2012
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RS3Sport, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

GrogEqualsCourage, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

PrvoPivo, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

CellarGimp, May 08, 2012
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,130 ratings.