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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,903 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,903
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 95
Gots: 201 | 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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Ratings: 1,903 | Reviews: 636 | Display Reviews Only:
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kizzram

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

08-04-2013 19:07:54 | More by kizzram
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gwiedman1

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-04-2013 18:40:16 | More by gwiedman1
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-04-2013 03:52:25 | More by largadeer
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

08-03-2013 03:46:31 | More by JasonTaverner
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Samp01

New Jersey

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

Pours a deep black with a large rocky cream colored head. Very good head retention and lacing. Aroma is dark roasted caramel and chocolate malt, yeast and slight fruity esters. Taste is dark mildly roasted caramel and chocolate malt, some notes of Belgian flavored yeast and fruitiness, mild bitterness from the roasted chocolate malt and mild tartness. Palate is a medium body, slight creamy mouth feel with mild carbonation. Finish is a mild roasted caramel and chocolate malt with some bitterness, some Belgian yeast, tartness and fruity. My take on this, it is a good, tasty and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:08:41 | More by Samp01
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-01-2013 17:59:30 | More by Burkbom23
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-31-2013 08:59:35 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

07-31-2013 04:40:29 | More by bmjivi221
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-31-2013 00:06:15 | More by ZEB89
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-30-2013 01:31:58 | More by AngusOg
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TheMsnLink

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-29-2013 19:42:30 | More by TheMsnLink
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

07-27-2013 17:04:59 | More by CTJman
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2013 05:04:22 | More by Swift989
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-27-2013 02:56:57 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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mttaylor1066

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A middle-of-the-road Belgian strong dark ale. A little bitter-ish and a little light-bodied, but worth tasting.

Bought a four pack in Maine while here on vacation. 12 oz. bottles.

Pours more lively than most Belgian strong dark ales, but the head settles pretty quickly. Fresh-brewed coffee appearance.

I can pick up the malt and the yeast, not as strong as most European examples of this style. The nose is not going to scare away the lager drinker.

I can detect that that candi sugar was used in the boil, this beer has a light mouthfeel for a BSDA. Perhaps I can also sense that the torrified wheat is also lightening the load. There is dark chocolate ending in a "baking chocolate" aftertaste. If you're in the mood for it, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Overall, it seems an America version of BSDA. Not bad and I consider this a palate stretcher. If you're tired of malty ales, this one starts the swing back to the "less malty" portion of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 22:22:13 | More by mttaylor1066
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

07-25-2013 23:09:42 | More by erialbill
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-25-2013 14:45:09 | More by Ncpogs
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Abilow33

New York

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark color and great taste. A sweet smell that translates into a smooth drink. I know this is one of the best stouts I have had. Very smooth and flavorable. Just a great taste. One of the beers I would say everyone who ha had one should try again. I am going to bring some home to share.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 00:54:13 | More by Abilow33
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-22-2013 18:04:07 | More by Beerbuddy21
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briandaube

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-22-2013 14:19:08 | More by briandaube
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torr

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2013 00:46:35 | More by torr
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2013 23:38:10 | More by PaulD
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2013 13:54:48 | More by dgherm
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-21-2013 11:33:42 | More by thampel09
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours in between black and deep dark red with a khaki head.

Smell is a bit fruity, belgium yeast, and a bit of roast.

Taste is very roasty, almost like an imperial porter, bit of a burning on the tail end. Red fruit present, but ash and bitter coffee dominates, the Belgium sweetness doesn’t come through in the flavor.

Slightly disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 17:28:01 | More by Smurf2055
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,903 ratings.