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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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90
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2,225 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,225
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 119
Gots: 298 | 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 Nick29
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scootny
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle that pours a not quite black brown. Nice light khaki head that coats the glass well. Some murk keeps it from being clear.

Nose is roasty, rich with coffee, and molasses sweetened. Belgian yeast and light chocolate.

Taste is char and coffee. Some soap and Belgian funk. Dark chocolate as it flows to a sharp earthy hop bitterness. Dry and quencing while giving a satisfying heartiness.

Feel is lively and smooth. Lovely carbonation and a weight that is lighter than the body's chewiness would lead you to believe.

Easy drinking, complex and satisfying. A great brew.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zak333
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scinnh
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dawnsbrew
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bestinyourgirl
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pete_IV
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Russman7
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AGust82
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnBender
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mcdonaldusmc
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gop
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottled on 9/18/2014.

Dark brown almost black color, translucent around the edges, with a small beige head. Coffee and roasted malts make up all of the aroma. Soft but not too subtle. dry roasty. The flavor leans heavily on the roasted malts with very small hints of chocolate and sweetness from the candi sugar, creating a dry and bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth despite the lively carbonation. Definitely on the thin side for a stout.

I have had this a couple of times now and find it to be really enjoyable. While it lacks complexity, it's a more refined, easy-drinking stout where all the aromas and flavors blend nicely.

Photo of Mesa512
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rideguy64
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRaven
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of diamondlie
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leilei143
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrettMRogers
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,225 ratings.