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Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,911 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1,911
Reviews: 637
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 96
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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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

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erialbill

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pjkelley82

New York

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Linda081

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 750 mL corked and caged bottle purchased at Capone's.

A: This Belgian stout looks black from a distance. As you get closer and inspect it, deep ruby red color emerges through the darkness. The attractive black velvet has little in the way of head, just an off-white pool.

S: Chocolate and burnt toast dominate the nose, showing off some coffee bitterness but no hint of spices that I'd expect for a Belgian style stout.

T: Even without the spice profile that I was looking for, this stout packs a wallop. The chocolate malts are nicely roasted, burnt with a sweet finish. Coffee flavors are abundant and make up for the aforementioned lack of spices. The finish has a slight flourish of hops that bitter up the taste. As the ale warms in my mouth, the distinct Allagash yeast emerges with the touches of fruitiness that I was looking for earlier.

M: Lots of chocolate and burnt toast with Allagash yeast fruitiness. The stout sits quite nicely on the palate.

D: A big Belgian ale that weighs in at under 8%? I am in heaven. I like this beer, especially as it warms on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2008 00:46:58 | More by akorsak
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

03-19-2013 14:22:52 | More by KevinGordon
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

06-19-2013 22:31:37 | More by buzzy
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BridgieT

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09-09-2013 03:27:17 | More by BridgieT
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

10-10-2013 01:22:07 | More by GreesyFizeek
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RaulMondesi

California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sometimes Raul is put in a place where "it is this, or it." His baby mama once gave him said ultimatum, and lets just say this: old ma is currently knitting in the next room. So, like this Allagash Black that Raul just ingested, it was pretty much "that, or it" - and Raul quite enjoyed it.

Not Coca Cola fizzy, not thin, not insipid... Raul was pleased. Order it again, maybe not. But it was solid for what it is.

Yep!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:23:57 | More by RaulMondesi
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you to Samichlaus for hooking me up with this bottle as an extra in a trade for Vagabond. Bottle is a 750mL from batch 11. Poured into a snifter.

For a beer called "Black," the body of this beer was more dark brown than it was black. As it poured into the glass, the stream of liquid was almost garnet in color. In the glass, there is a ring of ruby-brown hue due to the light. There is a coarse and slight.

The nose is full of chocolate and Belgian yeasty esters, finished off by a touch of boozy warmth. The palate is much more complex. The yeasty spice really adds a lot to the cocoa powder and slight roast evident from the malts. There are also some dark fruity esters of dates and figs that round out the flavor. The finish brings back dark bitter chocolate.

Smooth and medium consistency, the carbonation is a bit low for a Belgian, but it gives it a very creamy finish. Hardly feels like the 7.5% ABV that it is, I could enjoy this whole bottle with no trouble at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 01:54:55 | More by NittanyBeerFan
Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,911 ratings.