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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black - Allagash Brewing Company

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406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 56
Gots: 41 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: rye726 on 03-04-2009

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.
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Had this at a local tasting, 10oz pour from the tap.

Incredible beer, truly amazing! I should have taken notes, but I know I will drink this again.

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I would have never guessed this beer is as strong as it is, seems so smooth and mild. having not had the base black in awhile, I am amazed how different this seems to be. a whole lot less Belgian and a whole lot more barrel. the bourbon flavors are dominant while the mouthfeel is extremely soft and velvety and almost delicate for such a big brew. dark chocolate and caramel malt comprise the bulk of the grain character, but the bourbon is a major contributor to flavor. vanilla and charred oak compliment the beer nicely, but I am missing much of the belgian yeast character I seem to remember from black. not a bad thing, just a big difference. on tap at the farmhouse in Burlington after a recent allagash event. lucky to have tried this in that format, just beautiful beer from one of the premier producers on American soil.

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Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.