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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,914 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 637
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 97
Gots: 203 | 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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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

06-30-2014 16:46:25 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-30-2014 16:09:36 | More by Wrigfen
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magictacosinus

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-30-2014 05:08:44 | More by magictacosinus
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-30-2014 02:09:28 | More by Zekenyce
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Phished880

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-30-2014 01:25:13 | More by Phished880
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-29-2014 23:09:50 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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Ndflyfan8

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-29-2014 11:06:13 | More by Ndflyfan8
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

06-28-2014 20:37:00 | More by BrooklynPanch
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-27-2014 22:39:13 | More by DanGeo
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

06-27-2014 19:49:53 | More by PressFastF0rward
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huntermop

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

06-26-2014 19:29:57 | More by huntermop
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hvy1

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-24-2014 13:34:23 | More by hvy1
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Srkolodn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-24-2014 13:28:25 | More by Srkolodn
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ddedhed

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-24-2014 03:16:37 | More by ddedhed
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Brutus627

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-24-2014 01:23:29 | More by Brutus627
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ponderous

California

4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Appearance: It's a pretty beer. Near black. Almost as black as my ex-girlfriend's mother's heart, which must have been awfully black to have created a witch like my ex-girlfriend. An off-white head falls to a cap which persists for the duration of this review, no matter how hard I shake the glass. It just gets bigger. Thinks it's smarter than me, eh? Perhaps. But better looking? Probably, actually.

Smell: smells spicy like Belgian yeast. bit of alcohol on the nose if you really shove it in there. Not too far though. Don't snort the beer. There you go. Just right.

Taste: Awesome. The spicy profile of a dark belgian ale at first, reminds me of Trois Pistoles, opens up to chocolate malts on the way down. Some roasty bitterness but not much. Quite awfully well balanced. Awfully because I could see myself drinking too many of these.

Mouthfeel: Perfect. This beer is creamy and smooth. I want to bite it. I keep trying but it evades me. Damn liquids. The carbonation isn't off the wall as it is with some beers brewed in quasi-Belgian traditions.

Overall: 4.5? I don't want to give this beer too much credit but I quite like it. I'm a fan of the dark malts and slight roastiness combined with Allagash's ester-y Belgian overtones. If only it weren't so damn expensive. $13 for a 4/pack! Never again, no matter how much I like it! Well, maybe once more, but never again after that!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 04:25:17 | More by ponderous
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EdwardK77

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-23-2014 01:55:14 | More by EdwardK77
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

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Necronomad

Switzerland

4/5  rDev -1%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-17-2014 02:10:22 | More by stevenmgreenwood
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-16-2014 01:12:13 | More by kkdowning
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.