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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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2,260 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,260
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 125
Gots: 333 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Bassetdawg on 12-14-2007

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Delirium tulip at low altitude.

A: Pitch black with a big off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Significant alcohol smell for 7.5% ABV. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, and a significant amount of yeast at play here.

T: Roasty malts up front mingle with chocolate notes, followed by the kind of complex yeast flavors you would expect from a BSDA. The finish is much more boozy than I would have liked. I think it's very appropriate to think of this one as a "Belgian Stout."

M: Medium- to full-bodied with tingling carbonation and a dry finish.

D: Although it's an interesting idea to combine a stout and a BSDA in one beer, I find that the mouthfeel doesn't complement the flavors very well. It also tastes much more boozy than it should at 7.5%.

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A: A clear black with ruby edges and a thin line of bubbles on top.

S: Roasted malt, plum, dark cherry, Belgian yeast, coffee.

T: Sweet Belgian yeast and malt flavor up front followed by some plum and date flavors with a little bit of clove. The clove spice lingers in the finish with a licorace and roasted malt flavor.

M: Heavy with light carbonation, smooth. Warm in the finish.

O: A very good Belgian dark ale. Great flavors.

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,260 ratings.