Allagash Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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2,182 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,182
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 115
Gots: 275 | 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%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of SteveTheDog
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured very smoothly into a snifter with a soul blacker than curious George is curious. The snifter definitely accentuated the smells and it was a divine aroma of dark chocolate coffee and maybe BlackBerries. I was just slightly less whelmed by the taste which had more of ground-up cigarettes to it. I was underwhelmed by the finish which was a little rough. Overall this was an okay beer I can't say that I'm going to go out and get another one especially considering the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thank you SplashyFob for this one.

I get a light brown head over a dark, kinda cola brown looking body. The head fades to nearly nothing, and no lacing is noted.

The aroma is rich in malt, chocolate, dark fruit and caramelized sugar.

The flavor is almost delicate, and quite enjoyable. Dark fruit joins a sugariness up front, then transitions into roasted malt, earthy hops and a baker's chocolate finish.

The mouthfeel is a smooth medium bodied feel. It is rather easy going.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip
Bottling numbers: 2563 09:33; not sure if that means anything

A: Pours a somewhat thin appearing very dark brown, almost black as it sits in the glass. 1.5 fingers width of light tan head builds then has good retention. Leaves lots of lacing.

S: Aromas of roasted malt, a somewhat astringent plastic, more subtle dark fruits, faint cocoa, belgian fruity-esters.

T: Roasted malt, heavy cream, semi-sweet chocolate, blond roast coffee.

M/D: Medium body, on the lighter side for the style (whether it be a stout or a BSDA), carbonation heavier than I prefer, fairly smooth, drinkability is average.

O: It was kind of meh at first but really grew on me as it warmed. Nothing spectacular but certainly worth a try.

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A: Very dark brown with a red hue, poured with a good 2 fingers worth of head that settles to a nice thin layer. Wonderful lacing from start to finish.

S: I'm getting some dark fruit, little spicy Belgian yeast and a good helping of chocolate and coffee mixed in. I'm also getting a little light alcohol aroma.

T: The chocolate and coffee dominate the overall taste right up front. The dark fruit flavors kick in near the end. Pretty well balanced... Malty up top then a light hop bitterness at the end. It is sweet but unsweet at the same time.... Quite complex, with a nice alcohol warmth at the end.

M: Medium bodied with a sharp carbonation. A lot lighter bodied than I was expecting.

O: Overall a great looking and tasty complex little brew, well worth looking for. Allagash is never disappointing.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of some chocolate, a bit of yeast and fruits. Taste is kind of mild, roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, a very mild bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but didn't meet my expectations.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,182 ratings.