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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,080 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,080
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 108
Gots: 250 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -1%

csurowiec, Sep 21, 2014
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emptyglassagain, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

MJHolsey, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

swierczt, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

hiker1701a, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

NotDarkEnough, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

BeerLoverCRM, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

mattycasey, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

TayCO802, Sep 14, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -27.7%

JStampler, Sep 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4%

Ctruskey, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

calebv2, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Gatordaddy, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

sammy806, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Drew88, Sep 12, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +16.3%

Nose: prunes, raisins, spice, chocolate
Pours pitch black under a dense 2" tan tinted off-white foam cap, good lacing.
Palate: caramel and toffee flavors meld into chocolate over some spiciness - not much apparent hop bitterness and no big roast bitterness. Not as big of fruit presence on the palate as on the nose.
The texture really makes this beer - the creamy, very fine soft carbonation enhances the malt flavors and have you wanting more. The body is lighter than the flavor and alcohol might suggest but the creaminess makes it feel like more. Carbonation is a little above average.

pat61, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

bkwhoppa66, Sep 12, 2014
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Tazeller, Sep 12, 2014
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prokopt2, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DCLAguy11, Sep 09, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Got as a gift from NYC. Poured in a snifter.

A&S: Jet black coloration, lively looking beer with a big creamy light brown head. Fantastic looking beer. Dark fruits in the aroma along with mild chocolate tones, and some higher phenols.

T&M: Spices come through in this one as it warms. I would like to see more chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden. Very creamy and smooth texture. If anything a little thick on the palate.

Overall: Initially I was going to give this beer a lower rating, but as I drank it, it grew on me. Very drinkable for the style. For sure on the low end ABV for this style, but still pulled off well. At almost 4 bucks a bottle I wouldn't recommend it, because there are other options that are, I believe, better.

minterro, Sep 09, 2014
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,080 ratings.