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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,974 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,974
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 101
Gots: 220 | 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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banger7

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-07-2013 13:44:33 | More by banger7
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/15/2013. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, pear, apple, raisin, clove, pepper, toast, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, pear, apple, clove, pepper, raisin, toast, light char, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, pear, apple, clove, pepper, raisin, toast, light char, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a crisp, moderately prickly, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian stout style. All around nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

09-07-2013 05:23:44 | More by superspak
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Baab200

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

09-06-2013 15:02:22 | More by Baab200
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dieBlume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-06-2013 01:30:00 | More by dieBlume
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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-05-2013 16:43:01 | More by Scott1970
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Squidprint

Maine

4/5  rDev -1%

09-04-2013 14:18:04 | More by Squidprint
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KRella

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-04-2013 00:06:11 | More by KRella
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Ankur

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

09-02-2013 15:57:37 | More by Ankur
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-02-2013 12:32:59 | More by JamLand
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-01-2013 18:33:12 | More by Satchboogie
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jds8411

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-01-2013 02:13:23 | More by jds8411
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Linda081

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

09-01-2013 01:40:05 | More by Linda081
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-31-2013 23:22:57 | More by GRG1313
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

08-31-2013 05:59:49 | More by bcsbeer
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-29-2013 02:01:55 | More by jrohrbacher
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dcolatriano

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-28-2013 19:07:35 | More by dcolatriano
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TheDoak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-28-2013 02:45:07 | More by TheDoak
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bennettj1087

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-27-2013 12:22:42 | More by bennettj1087
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-27-2013 02:53:04 | More by CaptDavyJones
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev -22.3%

A not quite opaque black. A khaki-colored head, about two fingers tall, caps it off. Head retention is quite good, and the head never totally fades away. Lacing is sparse and fleeting. The aroma is tame with a prevailing cocoa note that lives up to Black's billing as a stout. A faint chalky note of Belgian yeast and some candi sugar are the only other smells that come through.

The flavor is similarly tame and somewhat underwhelming. A mix of dark Belgian ale and stout characteristics, as expected. Surprisingly dry flavor profile, which is a trait that doesn't work well in a dark Belgian-style ale. Some smoke from the roasted malt. Off-putting aftertaste. Muted dark fruit notes. One aspect that deserves praise is the mouthfeel, with a nearly silky texture despite vigorous bottle-conditioned carbonation.

Despite being exactly what the bottle says it is -- a Belgian-style stout, Allagash Black is quite disappointing. Boring and demure despite a reasonably stout 7.5% ABV, it's not a bad beer but also not worth the price.

08-27-2013 00:07:36 | More by gr0g
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.7%

08-26-2013 02:55:39 | More by Kaveman
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prototypic

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

08-25-2013 03:54:06 | More by prototypic
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EHackbeer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-25-2013 01:13:04 | More by EHackbeer
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-24-2013 16:08:24 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-24-2013 00:45:50 | More by JSkone09
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,974 ratings.