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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,079 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,079
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 108
Gots: 250 | 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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Ratings: 2,079 | Reviews: 655 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

thegerm87, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Brushkanna, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. No head, only a faint covering, dark amber to brown colored. Bubbles visible.

Smells spicy, molasses, black licorice, yeasty and roasted malt.

Bold and rich flavor. Roasted malt, some sweetness at the beginning, bready, lots of burnt malt at the end. Complex profile and perfectly put together.

Light and "fluffy" texture. Low carbonation.

Incredible! Just a bit more on the appearance and this is near perfect.

Fatehunter, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of beerpig
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

beerpig, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

buffs9, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Antnyd82, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Meridian Pint in DC, beer is black / brown with a thin weak head of tan bubbles, low retention, low carbonation. No lacing, looks OK.

Aroma is roasty with a mild yeast ester character.

Beer is medium to light in body, sweet up front, yeasty in the middle, the finish is dry and bitter from the grains, I guess this is suppose to be like a Belgian Stout? Not really enjoying it, not a repeat.

drabmuh, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of animortician
4/5  rDev -1%

animortician, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of ksimons
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-a dark chestnut brown with brown highlights and a thin layer of tan head that quickly disappears to leave some lacing on the top

S-rich malt, dark fruits, and light coffee and molasses

T-Taste is similar to the smell. Rich malt and dark fruits gets the Belgian part of the beer and has a bit of a roasted malt and coffee taste to go with the stout part. A very interesting combination of two styles.

M-medium body, medium carbonation, and a slightly dry roasted finish

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Interesting combination of two styles that seems to work very well. I will look for this again.

ksimons, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

PhillyFA, Mar 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.5%

nicholas527, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

clord717, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

yeep, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

NFMSKRS, Mar 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Jordanbryan10, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

brutalist, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear black with a touch of brown at the edges. Small tan head reduces fast to a partial coat, but there's enough carbonation to produce some lacing.

A fruity, yeasty aroma that's more like a hefeweizen than expected. Flavor is a cross between a Belgian PA and a wheat beer. It has a relatively high hop/malt ratio for style. Spicy from both the yeast and more subtle hops.

M: medium body; somewhat lively carbonation.

O: an interesting and well balanced ale.

chinchill, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Tpsauer, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ineva, Feb 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

LostTraveler, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

olympicgatorade, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

rderedin, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of BigBry
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Allagash taps in one spot, what a great suprise!

Black liquid topped by a tan head. Lots of carbonation maintained the foam and nice-looking lace. The aroma has lots of elements, dark fruit, roast malt, belgian yeast adds another element. Nice malt base flavor, grainy but still sweet, slight amount of smoke, cocoa, even some coffee/espresso. Crisp, yet smooth, medium body, dry finish. Complex yet well balanced.

BigBry, Feb 20, 2012
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,079 ratings.