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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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2,222 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,222
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 118
Gots: 296 | 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:
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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Photo of RoryOMoore
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of biglite351
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A good bit of orange around the edges. Tall creamy off-white head.

S - Smells like a bock. The belgian influence is up front and a majority of the scent. A touch of fruit and cocoa (just a hint).

T - Mild. A bit of the yeast, some malt. A little cocoa in the mix.

M - Thick but light on the coating. Just a hint of timgle on sides of tongue and back of throat.

O - Too bland and boring to drink over most other choices. Not "bad" at all, but not worth picking ove many others.

Review from 2/6/10:

A - 4.5 - very dark, nice froth.

S - 3.5 - mild but nice.

T - 3.5 - taste of a solid stout, but mild. No one flavor over riding the others.

M - 3.5 - mild tingle, not too bitter.

D - 4.0 - the mildness makes this quite drinkable. The problem is the mildness, which could be described as weakness, combined with the price. It is too expensive to really drink often.

Photo of BrendanDouglas
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of DMC12
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance: Nice consistent black color through the poor, with a light head and nice color throughout the body.

Smell: Very slight smoke, most likely from the faint coffee smell and flavor (roasted coffee), faint chocloate

Taste: A little dry (slight caulkiness), with a clean finish of coffee and chocolate. A complex combination of flavors that comes in layers

Feel: Slightly dry, but the medium carbonation and overall feel of the beer makes it very drinkable.

Overall: For my first Allagash beer I am intrigued. It is a very good beer with a lot of complex under-lyings. I look forward to trying more from this Brewery.

Serving type: 750ML Bottle

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of MTD
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of capeannbass36
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle...Batch 33....only $7.99....

A- Poured into a tulip....3 finger khaki head over a dark, dark, brown...not quite black glass of darkness. Ruby grape, almost black cherry tones when held to a very bright light. Decent lacing throughout. Beautiful. Somebody take a picture of this!

S- A little bit of malt. Perhaps a faint scent of very weak coffee. Burying my face into glass....still not getting very much. Almost bland.

T- A little better than the nose. Nothing great. Nothing bad. Weak coffee. Hint of baking chocolate.

M- Considering the huge head, surprisingly mild carbonation. A little oily. Thin. Slightly dry finish.

O- On looks alone, expected much more. Cannot bash it though. May need to try another, based on all of the high ratings.

Photo of Britton
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of bdelanghe
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of garuda
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.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,222 ratings.