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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,127 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,127
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 111
Gots: 259 | 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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Photo of jweingarten
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

jweingarten, May 07, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There is something distinct about the aroma coming off this beer. I want to say it's kind of chalky with raisins and a bit of roast and toast.

The beer looks black but when held to the light it is very very dark brown. The head dissipates to a thin, spotty coat pretty quickly, but of what does persist it is a nice tan color.

Flavors are very roasty with a nice dark fruit notes like dark cherry and raisin.

Carbonation is on the high side with a nice creamy body and dry finish. Overall Allagash Black is better than average and I think is priced a bit high for the quality, but I'd probably buy it again.

tlazaroff, May 07, 2012
Photo of Sylv
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Sylv, May 05, 2012
Photo of codsmith
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 02/15/2012 - Poured into tulip glass

A: Pours jet black with two finger high creamy tan head that sticks around and slowly dissipates to a nice thin layer over the top

S: A clean moderately fruity Belgian yeast aroma is coming through nice and not overly done.

T: Good Belgian yeast flavor. There is an pale chocolate earthy and roasted grain character coming through on the back end to finish things off.

M: Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is high, but that is right along with the style and no noticeable acid bite from the high carbonation levels.

O: Very clean aroma, interesting malt character coming though in the end, and high carbonation.

codsmith, May 01, 2012
Photo of robnolan
4/5  rDev -1%

robnolan, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

cowboy83, Apr 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Metz, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Snellgg5, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mrebeka, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

JLapadura, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

discdueler, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of draheim
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL (batch 25) into a chalice. Pours a deep dark brown w/ a 2-finger beige head.

Aroma is chocolate, dark roasted malt, hints of molasses, licorice, nuts & fruit.

Taste follows nose. Dark bitter roasted malt. Rich & complex - but never dense or thick. This beer has some breathing room, but it's not thin. Just right.

Mouthfeel is smooth and balanced, creamy. Clean dry finish.

Overall another really good Allagash beer. Not sure I agree w/ the Belgian strong dark ale classification, seems more like just a stout to me. But a tasty, well-crafted beer in any case.

draheim, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ABisonEgo, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

FeastCoast, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

RepMichigan, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

avaldivia, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

truuby536, Apr 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Devi0us, Apr 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

lnanthony, Apr 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

CEDAMA, Apr 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

bkaj21, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Justin, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

whitecluster69, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

cfinch2, Apr 04, 2012
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,127 ratings.