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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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2,262 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,262
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 126
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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -4%
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%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,262 ratings.