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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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92
outstanding

382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 51
Gots: 36 | 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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4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Gardiner, Maine's Swine & Stein Octoberfest.

A: Not much head, but other than that it looked nice. Granted though, it was mother f'ing cold that day (an outside event), so that might have led to poor head retention. Jet black. Just how a stout should look.

S: Smells like bourbon. Not much malt in the smell, at least so far as I could tell. It lets you know that what you're drinking isn't something that's been lightly oaked for an afternoon.

T: Bam. Strong bourbon flavors, and strong stout flavors. The spice of the bourbon comes off powerful over the milder Belgian flavors. Unlike an RIS, there's not much hops, and the maltiness isn't as charred. Unfortunately, it does overpower the light pleasant wheat malt I've come to love Allagash Black for. While I wasn't disapointed with this brew by any means, I can't honestly say that I would have guessed this stuff was once Allagash Black.

M: Standard mouthfeel. Again, it was cold as hell. Not sure how good of an impression I got.

O: Fantastic bourbon stout. Totally worth the freezing cold.

Gassygunslinger, Jan 25, 2013
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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.