Allagash Fluxus 2010 - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brez07 on 08-10-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Weighing in at 10.3% ABV, it is one of the strongest beers that Allagash has ever brewed. This beer utilized a unique brewing process that used wort from a smaller brew, as the "water" for mashing the grain for this brew. Maine grown barley was used as the base for this grain bill that also included a blend of three roasted malts and oats. Fluxus was appropriately hopped with both US Saaz and Glacier hops. Just before knock out, fifty pounds of Taza roasted Cacao nibs were added to the whirlpool. The result is a thick, sticky stout with tons of both roasted and chocolate flavors, aromas of tobacco and cocoa, and a surprisingly sweet, creamy finish.
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Reviews by TJBurgess:
Photo of TJBurgess
2.82/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into my Goose Island stout glass from a 750.

A: poured a nice dark brown, but a huge frothy head overtakes half of the glass. Meh. 3.0

S: Nothing spectacular. Cocoa and a roasty / smokey hint. There's a fruity undertone that is also prevalent. This could be really interesting or a train wreck. 3.5

T: oops. That didn't work. There's a fruit sweetness at the back of my tongue followed by a chocolate flavor, but finishes brutally bitter on the tip. My tongue responded by imploding. There's a lot in this, but unfortunately it does not work well together. 2.5

M/D: Mouthfeel is good, smooth for the style with not nearly the amount of carbonation as expected from the initial pour. Drinkability is tough. I had a 12 oz pour with roughly the same still left in front of me that I'm not sure I can finish. 3.0/2.5

Skip it. For the price, there's a ton of better options.


More User Reviews:
Photo of bishopdc0
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Allagash flute glass. The beer is dark with a generous head formation. The head is very dark one of the darkest heads i've seen. It laces well and provides a consistant cover lasting to the end.

The aroma is interesting roasted malts mixed with a subtle licorice. The german hops and yeast present a spiced flavor which mixes with chocolate malts.

The taste is very interesting, It has a similar mouth to their Black, Big chocolate and roasted flavors present as a smooth carbonation builds but not harsh. There are also flavors of vanilla and yeast. Very unique i've never found a beer with the taste.

The mouth is very pleasant smooth, velvet and full bodied

Overall, I love this beer it was also only $5 on draft at Novare Res hard to compare to any other beer but it was great

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours black with a two-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of deeply roasted malts with solid amounts of semi-sweet chocolate. Also present are very light hints of dried bananas. As the beer warms solid amounts of char aromas waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Strongly roasted malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by loads of moderately bitter semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Midway through the sip the flavors sweeten a bit with mild amounts of sweet, dried banana flavors and vanilla. Coming in before the end of the sip are solid amounts of char that carry through to a solidly bitter finish. The char and chocolate flavors linger on the palate after the sip.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this was an interesting beer however it just wasn't quite big enough (despite its well-hidden ABV) to harness the large amounts of bitter chocolate and char flavors. Still, it's worth a shot.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a midnight black, pure and opaque as obsidian. Head has a toasty tan look and sticks around a long while. Firm, foamy and creamy, it leaves interesting patterns of tan lace on the glass, and wow, it really has remarkable staying power for such a big beer.

Aroma is a much more herbal thing than anticipated. Bright spices and herbs are like exotic vapors; the cacao nibs are here in a dusty, earthy sort of way; there's a mild, chalky kind of mineral aspect; and a subtle underpinning of alcohol makes it all sing. Really interesting.

The ebony exotica continues on the tongue, still bright and herbal with a healthy dose of premium chocolate coming in. The herbal element is so bright it almost starts to resemble peppermint, or some other kind of mint. Where's that coming from? But I like. Also a bit fruity, like tropical fruits (mango, banana, even a hint of coconut). A ha...Belgian yeast, perhaps? (It IS Allagash, after all). There's a grassy sort of bitterness in the background, and the alcohol, while present, remains well-incorporated, lifting the unique flavors up instead of squashing them. Rich but not overly sweet, this is like a double-chocolate cake, topped with a mint leaf, made with the highest quality ingredients. Bitterness of hops and cacao mingle in the finish, along with the herbal/mint flavor, giving an extra dimension or three to Fluxus.

Texturally this is smooth, silky and pretty easy to deal with for a 10%+ stout. There's ample carbonation lifting up the herbal and bitter elements of the taste, and the only thing I would've liked is something a bit thicker, a bit creamier. Still, no real complaints here, and there's a pleasing stickiness that keeps the flavors well in mind long after the sip.

I debated and debated in the store whether I wanted to drop $20 on this bottle. But then I figured 1) there's little risk since it's brewed by Allagash, 2) premium bottles of wine go for way more than $20, and 3) premium beer is way better than premium wine. I made the right choice. This is more greatness from the fantastic folks at Allagash.

Photo of nickd717
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft review from Sept. 2010.

Pours darkest brown in color with a substantial tan head sitting on top, and good lacing.

The aroma is really excellent, rather intense yet balanced, with chocolate, roast, tobacco, sweet toffee, and floral hops.

The flavor has sweet toffee as well as chocolate malts, earthiness, roast, coffee, chocolate, a little rubberiness, and more hops than average for the style.

Smooth and full-bodied with soft carbonation. Not too syrupy as some imperial stouts can be.

A very solid beer overall. Hopefully I’ll get to try this one again.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 5/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark red amber, appearing black. Thick, creamy two finger dark brown head with nice lacing. Aroma of dark malts, unusual estery component, coffee. Taste is dark malt with a strong sour component. Dry bitter chocolate, dark fruits, licorice and coffee. The nibs give a chocolate component to the finish that is nice. An uneven flavor that is complex, but too sour and not integrated. An interesting take on a stout, but not one I feel I need to revisit.

Photo of YumYumGumGum
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very inviting pitch black with a moderately tan cap and some lacing. Indicative of an Imperial burnt chocolate stout. Very sexy.

S - Great smell, definitely get a heavy does of burnt chocolate, some roasted coffee and other malts. I could've smelled this one all day. Great example of roasted scents. I would gauge that there was a spectacular effort put into tempering this brew to get these scents from the malts.

T - A little bit of a let down. I like sours but certainly not mixed with this style. Very bitter as you will note from almost every review but this one had an almost sour milk character that turned me off during my dinner which was centered around beef.

M - Fine. Medium light carbonation, not a lot of body. Not a traditional imperial by any means.

O - Very different, Allagash makes great stuff, but this one was just puzzling. Very well made but kind of an awkward mix of flavors. I would recommend for the people that like the bitter cooking cocoa taste.

Photo of weeare138
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Goodnight Irenes...
Appears a a dense dark black with a tan head of fluff that slowly fades into a gentle cap and hearty collar. Tons of lacing sticks around the glass.
Smell is of roasted grain, ripe fruit, cream, Toasted nuts, and sticky molasses.
Taste is of the aromas with sticky sweet flavors of dark malt and brown sugar with mild spices running along the tastebuds.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, fruity, sweet, with notes of molasses drizzles ripe melon lingering.

Photo of sogrady
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the first available keg of this at the Lion's Pride in Brunswick, ME and was smitten. It's probably the easiest drinking 10.3% beer you'll ever drink, for better and for worse.

It's lighter than some others in the style, dominated by notes of coffee and cocoa. Swirled in the creamy mix is, of course, the alcohol which is more than adequate.

From the other reviews, it would appear that the beer occasionally suffers from the expectations placed upon it. If you can appreciate it for what it is - a clean, balanced Imperial Stout with a lot of hop to it - you'll be just fine.

Photo of Casey10
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow a must try it is expensive but still less than similar stouts of this nature.

A - Thick dark chocolate body with a rich warm head follows the pour truly nice.

S - Rich spicy chocolate.

T - Chocolate, foamy and rich.

M - mellow, melting rich chocolate.

D - I did not give it the high level to be fair.

This beer is rich smooth and must be tried. I would suspect it will be highly rated as more people try it but we will see.

Not to be missed well done by Alagash and perhaps they make this one a regular and not a one off.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 32oz growler to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/6/11

A: A reasonably forceful pour yields a one finger head that looks like chocolate mocha froth. As it dissipates, there is an abundance of gorgeous lacing that rims the glass. Rich mahogany in color.

S: Chocolate malts and alcohol esters hit the nose first, and quickly evaporate into an off-putting coppery, ironish and altogether metallic intrusion into my nostrils. I thought it may be my glass, but sadly it's not as I try another vessel with the same outcome.

T: Boozy sweet, malt and hard caramel toffee. As it moves further back on my palate, I get a lot of unsweetened dark baking chocolate. The finish keeps in line, as it's slighty burnt and smoky.

M: Slick like oil. Not quite what I'd expected. The carbonation level is reasonable, though this is not an overly viscous impy stout.

O: Not the badass beer I was hoping for, but it's certainly not a bad brew either. The biggest putoff was the nose - it really kept me from wanting more then a sip here or there. If the Allagash crew could get that worked out, they have the makings for a reasonable stout here.

Photo of soupyman10
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a glass of this at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights in DC. A unique stout, that's for sure. This thing was huge - enormous body, up front, but also sort of a battering ram of a flavor. The best word I could use to describe it is "meaty," although I don't mean that to say that it had that smoky "meat" flavor that some do. Rather, this was just so huge it felt like I'd eaten a whole meal. Overall, the beer had a big roasted malt flavor with surprising yeast to it, then there were hints of some dried fruits and a touch of chocolate. Not a sweet stout in the least - much earthier (again going along with that "meaty" thing). Overall it was respectable and unique, but not up to some of Allagash's top brews.

Photo of rpstevens
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Smuttynose tulip. The beer pours a promising pitch black with a thick, frothy mocha head. The head quickly fades to a tight ring, leaving some sticky foamy lacing.

The smell is roasted malts and chocolate with hints of dark fruits. Overall the smell is muted and faint, but when you really dig into it the nose is there.

The taste follows the smell, the beer hits the appropriate notes for an Imperial stout; chocolate, roasted malt, some coffee and dark fruits, but they are all a bit subdued. The beer has a mild tartness in the finish.

The beer is pretty thin for an imperial stout, not even approaching the viscosity I usually look for. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer is well carbonated.

Photo of AgentZero
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Black and fairly viscous, huge head that blew up and had to back off on the pour.

S - Lots of cocoa nibs, and some coffee. A pretty deep smell. Molasses and a bit of roasty smelling malts.

T - A lot of chocolate nibs on this, they really dominate. Some coffee, and a bit milky. It's not bad, but the taste is kind of obliterated by a lot of fizz.

M - Full bodied, high carbonation, a little too much for this style, which detracts a little bit from how good this beer could be.

D - Pretty good for the alcohol as far as the drinkability goes, it doesn't taste all that great due to the fizz though. It's a solid beer, but not something I would seek out.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a nice, fluffy coca cola brown head. Maybe two fingers of foam.

S - Roasted coffee beans, cocoa, roasted malts. Roasty mcroastroast.

T - Semisweet chocolate mixes with a slightly chalkier, sweeter cocoa flavor. Roasted malt and some coffee. Little bit o vanilla.

M - Nice consistency. Viscous but not sludgy. Really matches the flavor profile nicely. Velvety.

Really, really good stout.

Photo of PDXHops
2.32/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz pour in a tulip. A creamy dense tan head sits atop the dark body. Good retention and plentiful, if drippy, lacing.

Nose and flavor profile are fairly overwhelmed by a combo of bubblegum and buttery diacetyl. Old/oxidized keg or intentional qualities, I'm not sure, but they certainly drown out any "stout" characteristics like roasted/chocolately malts or "Belgian" cloves, fruitiness, etc. On the positive side, a very smooth feel, almost nitro-ish, but this is not something I'd recommend at all.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Once again, the only way I'm really able to try this stuff is because of a discounted bottle. Allagash truly needs to rethink their pricing structure... That bit of economics ranting aside, this stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises deep cocoa, roasted malts, and a touch of black smoke way in the back. The cocoa is a bit much, but not enough to tank the experience. The taste brings in more of the same, with the same strength of cocoa, but now it's aged in a bad way, coming across more fruity, more malted-milk-ball-sitting-at-the-bottom-of-the-Halloween-pillow-case. It just doesn't work here. The body is a hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, I feel the past couple of years hasn't been kind to this stuff, regardless of how the brewers may feel it ages. The cocoa is still strong, but it's like the musclebound geriatric who thinks he can still take you, when the reality is that he's just gonna have a heart attack and die on you. Either way, you're not having a fun day at the nursing home.

Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: black in color with a 1/4" head that breaks apart quickly. No lace develops.

Smell: roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate are all detectable by the nose.

Taste: big roasted malt flavor,dark bitter chocolate, coffee, prunes, alcohol, and a moderate bitterness are most prevelent.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Light prickliness to start and smooth at the finish. Long alcohol laced aftertaste.

Overall: very slow sipping beer. Alcohol was a bit overwhleming after a while, so the small glass was appreciated. Big flavored beer.

Photo of John_M
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is all IRS, showcasing considerable dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of underlying spice. On the palate, the melange of different flavors is quite unusual. I don't know if it's the yeast strain they use at Allagash, but I definitely picked up soe flavors I don't normally encounter in a IRS. In any event, the flavor profile included considerable chocolate and coffee, but with a hint of licorse, and even some hazelnut and marshmellow. The stout is on the sweet side, but the sweetness isn't over the top or cloying. Surprisingly, mouthfeel was on the thin side, though otherwise this IRS delivers plenty of flavor and finishes pretty well. Drinkability wasn't too bad, though you can tell the alcohol is up there a bit in this beer, making this beer very much a sipper.

Another solid beer from Allagash, no doubt, but it's probably my least favorite of the different Fluxus beers they've made so far. Not sure I will be ordering any more of this one...

Photo of nhindian
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into an Allagash cervoise. Bottle generously provided by thagr81us as an extra in the 'Nice Piece of Glass CIF', thanks a ton Calton!

A - I really don't know how Allagash does it, but every single beer of those has the most insane head on it that is like whipped cream and lasts forever. You would never tell by the look of this that this is an imperial stout that's pushing 10%, as it builds a magnificent tan-colored head, 3-fingers in height with just absurd retention. It is densely packed, creamy smooth, and is composed of thousands of minuscule bubbles. The color of the beer itself is midnight black, and the only light and semblance of color to arise from is at the very bottom of the cervoise where it's at its thinnest. The lacing is fantastic as well with a generous amount of foam covering nearly every single inch of this glass. Another amazing looking Allagash beer.

S - The smell is good on this as well, but perhaps not as awe-inspiring as the appearance. There is a decent amount of roastiness in here, but not all of it is attributable to coffee, as I'm not getting a whole lot of espresso here besides a bit of bitterness. I was also expecting a lot more chocolate than what I received as this is marketed as being aged on 50lbs of nibs, but I'm not getting an extra-ordinary amount. It does give off a nice amount of sweetness, though. The thing that surprised me the most about this nose was that it's slightly tart and funky at the back-end. I'm not sure if that's the yeast that Allagash used, but it's not completely off-putting.

T - The roast does come through much more strongly in the taste than in the nose, that's for sure. The mix between this, the oats, and coffee gives it a slight tobacco feeling, or perhaps a little bit of leather. It's interesting, but it seems to overshadow the chocolate again, which again is underwhelming. The thing that compelled me to this beer was the chocolate and I'm just not getting a lot here. As it warms and in the finish it does come across bitterly, but I don't think I'm too far off-base to be expecting more here. Again, it has some fruit, like tart cherries, which is an interesting contrast to the roast and malts. Speaking of the malts, they carry the load here, with the overall roast and a good amount of oats.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with good carbonation. The head and body are very creamy and smooth, probably due in part to the oats, which makes it pleasant to drink. The lingering feel is bitterness, slight tartness, and tobacco, as if I just took a drag from a cigarette.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. It's good, don't get me wrong, but it was just a little off from what I was expecting. The roastiness becomes a little much, and the chocolate needs to be in the limelight more. I am not getting any alcohol though, so that's a plus!

Photo of avalon07
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and thick texture. There was an inch and a half of creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: An underplayed aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a possibly some fruit.

T: Tasted of coffee (less than some stouts), chocolate, roasted malt, yeast, an earthy quality and some dark fruit. Somewhat unusual for the style, but still very flavorful.

M: A fairly well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Full-bodied.

D: A very drinkable beer.

Photo of brystmar
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Brick Store pub in ATL.

A: Gorgeous pour with frothy, dark tan head. Strong lacing on the glass as it swishes around, but poor retention on the lace. Visually perfect otherwise.

S: smells like a stout should: roasted malts, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel.

T&M: creamy and delicious start to finish. Chocolatey on both ends with some carbonation bubbly-ness stinging the tongue. Bittersweet start to finish with a more bitter ending.

D: quite sessionable for a 10% and strongly recommended for all you stout-heads.

Photo of NorCalYeti
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

taste- chocolate, toast, malt, new oak, belgian-style yeast

color- dark brown

clarity- pours clear but dark and dense in the glass

smell- cocoa, roasted coffee, powdery notes. aromas not overly present

body- a lot of exciting hop bite at the front of the mouth, long warming bitter finish, soft on the palate, almost a cooling feel on the edges of the tongue. body is pretty lean, not thick and weighty like other stouts/imperial stouts

appearance- dirty-brown head with good lace retention, active carbonation when agitated. head is the consistency of egg whites when first poured, really something to behold. active carbonation that makes the beer look like it's breathing after it's poured

overall impression- lean stout style with a good balance that hints at its belgian stylings but not overly so, which i like. would have liked a little more body and thickness in the mouthfeel

notes and comments- website recommends colder serving temperatures...i think you lose a lot of the character of the beer if it's served cold. this strikes me as a belgian style stout based on its flavor profile. this is part of their limited series of beers with a different recipe every year. beer leaves a sticky film on your teeth. easy drinker with high alcohol, beware

beer spy- the trappist, oakland ca, fall 2010, 750mL bottle

glassware: tulip

Photo of Duhast500
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at the brewery Portland, Maine. 08-08-2010

Poured form the 750ml bottle into an Allagash flute.

The color is completely black with no highlights and three fingers or so of foamy brownish head and thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is funky with some chocolate malt aroma. Some serious dark malts in the nose with a Belgian like aroma that is quite interesting, not sure where this is leading.

The taste is black licorice with a sweet malt flavor. Some cocoa powder is there that is a bit dry with some creamy flavor that leads into a bitter, dark chocolate flavor.

This beer is pretty big with the body feeling a bit expansive. It feels like it is heavy but has handles ie.. there is a smooth, drinkable feel that makes this so down easy and is not more than anyone can handle.

Photo of Naugros
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pouring this from the bottle it seemed as if it was another well-done Imperial Stout: black, viscous body and a mocha-colored four-finger thick head that is difficult to contain in the glass.

But the first smell told me that this was not your typical Imperial Stout brewed in the US. This smells Belgian and it's all in the yeast. You'd expect the usual roast, toast, coffee, earth, chocolate, dark fruit that one would associate with an Imperial Stout, but instead you get the Belgian yeast funk so strong that none of the aforementioned stout aromas come through. This is why I rated this kind of low on smell. If I were reviewing a trippel, sure it smells great. But even stouts I've had from Belgian will exhibit the usual aromas and have the yeast funk as well. The surprise in the smell made it difficult to get up for the first swig.

But I'm glad I did take that first swig. This is what I wanted from the nose, roasty bitterness, earthy grit and a hint of grainy cocoa to go along with barnyard scents of the yeast playing around on the inside of your mouth. In fact they're almost overwhelming here as well. The flavors, taken one at a time are great, but they're out of balance, which usually never happens with Allagash. If the stout components of this beer had been stronger, then this would have been wonderful. Since it was a special brew from Allagash, I expected more and set myself up for this disappointment.

Having read through the rest of the reviews of this beer, I have to wonder why more people didn't point out the Belgian yeast aroma and how they were able to detect much of anything around it. I understand getting dark fruit from it, that's typical from Belgian yeast, but other markers seemed totally masked for me.

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Allagash Fluxus 2010 from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.