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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,881 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,881
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 95
Gots: 198 | 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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Ratings: 1,881 | Reviews: 634 | Display Reviews Only:
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-25-2011 03:34:26 | More by mikereaser
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

11-24-2011 14:42:42 | More by deapokid
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doof116

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

11-23-2011 19:31:27 | More by doof116
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 21:39:21 | More by brandoman63
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

11-22-2011 10:35:34 | More by mweso2000
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mjaggers

Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-22-2011 01:12:47 | More by mjaggers
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 21 - a date of some kind would be a lot more useful.

A - Black, with an off-white head that retains well, but somehow doesn't lace all that much.

S/T - Candied dark fruits mostly, with a smooth roast malt underneath, and touches of milk chocolate. Finishes sweet, only a touch bitter.

M - Medium body, carb level is a little higher than I would have liked.

O - A little underwhelming from what I was hoping for. I would try it again if I could determine if it was fresh or not. Maybe this bottle was a little stale.

Edit 3/16/21 - Bumped the scores up a little bit after having another bottle with the same batch number with a bit of a better experience. Smell had much more spice and yeast in it, with the cocoa aspect remaining in the taste. Medium body, high carbonation, but stays fluffy and smooth across the palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 20:55:42 | More by garuda
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wtmcadams

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-21-2011 19:42:23 | More by wtmcadams
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2Shaws

Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-21-2011 19:04:34 | More by 2Shaws
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-21-2011 14:20:32 | More by Rollzroyce21
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CP20

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-21-2011 02:26:59 | More by CP20
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robhunta

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a beautiful shiny black with a thick tan head that dissipates to s thin lace after about 5 mins.

S - A sweet yeasty/malty smell with a finish of roasted malt.

T - A smooth coffee flavor upfront finishing with creamy hops. a Rather sweet beer without being sticky. Not overly complex, but sufficiently flavorful and delicious.

M - Smooth medium body with no stickiness despite the sweet malt.

O - A great beer. Not overpower, I find it to be very drinkable and flavorful. Not as much belgian influence as I expected. the yeast profile does not come out as much as I thought.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 01:34:34 | More by robhunta
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

11-21-2011 01:14:36 | More by HopStoopid120
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-20-2011 19:47:51 | More by beerman999999
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pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

11-20-2011 14:42:25 | More by pjs234
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-20-2011 02:58:01 | More by rab53
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-19-2011 23:11:45 | More by Burt
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-19-2011 21:53:41 | More by jlogan7
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

11-19-2011 02:42:03 | More by bigdaddypolite
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

11-18-2011 21:55:29 | More by waiting4lunch
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Warfarin

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

11-18-2011 20:45:01 | More by Warfarin
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

11-18-2011 12:45:13 | More by nathanjohnson
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

11-18-2011 04:42:30 | More by jmdrpi
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seaweedsoup

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-18-2011 03:40:09 | More by seaweedsoup
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

11-17-2011 19:58:10 | More by jlordi12
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.