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Allagash Fluxus 2010 - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Fluxus 2010Allagash Fluxus 2010

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BA SCORE
86
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.84%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: Brez07 on 08-10-2010)
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YumYumGumGum

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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2011 15:17:51 | More by YumYumGumGum
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S: Wet grain, an intense chocolate aroma, some roast and char. Subtle fruity scents of plum and tart cherry. Not a very complex nose; the chocolate seems to weigh it down.

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Allagash Fluxus 2010 from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.