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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black
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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%


Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Belgian Style Stout, Black, aged for one year in bourbon barrels. The toffee,chocolate and coconut nose is followed by a smooth bitter chocolate and bourbon flavor. The finish is dry, roasted and warming.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 03-04-2009)
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Reviews by jayhawk73:
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Churchkey:

Pours black w/ a thin head into my snifter glass. No light can get through this beer. Smell is bourbon, anise, and slight alcohol- fairly uncomplex and inspiring. Taste is disappointing- There's just not much there to taste. I'd hoped for big flavors from this beer, and it didn't deliver. Feel is thin, and a little on the dry side for what this should be. Overall, the regular Black is far better. Something is lost in translation to this brew. Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2012 02:41:13 | More by jayhawk73
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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.