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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,951 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,951
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 99
Gots: 212 | FT: 5
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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yinz11

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

08-08-2014 17:39:48 | More by yinz11
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

08-06-2014 15:21:58 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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bprice

Poland

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

08-05-2014 09:58:11 | More by bprice
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pelletiermh7


3/5  rDev -25.7%

08-05-2014 01:45:52 | More by pelletiermh7
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ordybill

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

08-05-2014 01:44:37 | More by ordybill
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-04-2014 23:11:26 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

08-04-2014 22:40:52 | More by JMS1512
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heavenlyStash

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-04-2014 20:43:10 | More by heavenlyStash
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ettbeer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-04-2014 17:48:18 | More by ettbeer
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tylerrash

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

08-04-2014 00:00:46 | More by tylerrash
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

08-03-2014 00:47:34 | More by Doomcifer
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

08-02-2014 18:57:37 | More by drtth
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anthony23cippy

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-02-2014 14:49:05 | More by anthony23cippy
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Tone

Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -8.2%

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of chocolate, sweet malt, yeast, hint of hop, and oatmeal. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, hint of hop, roasted malt, chocolate, and slight oatmeal. Overall, weak appearance, but decent aroma and body, good feel and blend.

08-01-2014 15:04:13 | More by Tone
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Westyn

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

07-31-2014 15:50:30 | More by Westyn
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irthesteve

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-29-2014 19:15:13 | More by irthesteve
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GarrettFM

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2014 16:25:52 | More by GarrettFM
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TheSixthRing

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Bottle on date of 04/04/14

Appearance - Pours opaque black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. Light tan, two-finger width head with fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Very little in the way of lacing.

Smell - Iced coffee, light smokey char and plenty of chocolate. Faint sour cherry notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. A good amount of roasted malt that hits on coffee roast and chocolate sweetness, along with a fair bit of smoke and sourness. Hints of black cherry and currants. Finishes with nice balance of sweet, roast and sour notes with a slightly earthy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Full in body with fair, tingly carbonation. Really nice drinkability. Not as silky or creamy as most stouts, but it's a fine mouthfeel none the less. Somewhat dry finish.

Overall - Hmm. Pretty, pretty good. Actually reminds me a bit of Grand Teton's Black Cauldron, though I slightly prefer the latter; when price point comes into play, it's a no brainer. Not as much Belgian influence as I expected, but just enough so as to not discredit the claim of "Belgian Style Stout".

07-29-2014 05:14:13 | More by TheSixthRing
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GeoChase90

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2014 03:34:32 | More by GeoChase90
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Sellen

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-28-2014 23:52:32 | More by Sellen
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-28-2014 22:25:55 | More by DrMindbender
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-28-2014 01:30:07 | More by Mark5252
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-27-2014 20:56:14 | More by BeerMeBrah
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2014 00:21:44 | More by SD0430
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-25-2014 13:28:26 | More by HRamz3
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,951 ratings.