Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 371 | Reviews: 83 | Display Reviews Only:
3.18/5 rDev -23.2%
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.
02-01-2012 02:41:13 | More by jayhawk73
3.45/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
06-13-2010 19:49:27 | More by deltatauhobbit
Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.