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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,032 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,032
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 104
Gots: 236 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 25.4 oz bottle, fresh from the Allagash brewery store, today 12-13-07, served in my Allagash flute.

Appearance: substantial, fluffy light brown head, with excellent retention and good lacing.

Aroma: A pleasant smell of roasted malt and caramel, with a hint of fruit.

Taste and Mouthfeel: An initial roasted malt taste is quickly balanced by the fruity Belgian yeast. A slightly smoky aftertaste pleasantly reminds you why it is a stout. Also, there is just a hint of hops in the aftertaste. This is smooth and nicely light on the palate for a stout.

Drinkability: This beer really is what it claims – a Belgian style stout. As such, I am at a loss to classify it given the BA categories. It has the sweetness and smoothness of a milk stout, but the sweetness comes largely from the Belgian yeast. So, since there is no Belgian stout style, for now I guess I will reluctantly place it under the Belgian strong dark ale category. Whatever you call it, this is one of the most drinkable stouts I have run across. I would down quite a few of these, without realizing it has a 7.5% APV, making it delicious and dangerous stuff. Congrats to the crew at Allagash for another wonderful creation.

Bassetdawg, Dec 14, 2007
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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,032 ratings.