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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black
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BA SCORE
92
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381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 50
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
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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2/5  rDev -51.6%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Rekrule, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of jayhawk73
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.

jayhawk73, Feb 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Denzo, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

DoubleMalt, Sep 20, 2013
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FullObs, Sep 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

belljt33, Dec 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 04, 2013
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GTB, Aug 30, 2014
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Hellokmac, Aug 22, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had over at Novare Res, says it was aged in Jim Beam barrels. On-tap, not the cask version they sometimes have.

Pours a very dark brown with a good sized tan head that fades at a really slow rate, some patchy lacing.

Smell has a huge bourbon aroma that overwhelms everything else, although there is some roasted malt in there too.

Taste is overly controlled by the bourbon and doesn't meld with the Allagash Black too well, it's like they just pours Jim Beam in there, the subtle complexities of the regular version is lost on this although vanilla makes decent appearance on the taste buds, maybe it just need some time to mellow outside of the barrels because it's also much hotter than it should be.

Bit disappointed, if I wanted to drink Jim Beam, I'd order that and just have the regular Allagash Black as a chaser.

deltatauhobbit, Jun 13, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Mia_S, Sep 08, 2013
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EB1, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

jrohrbacher, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

DonFrap, Jul 09, 2013
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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.