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Allagash Fluxus 2010 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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:
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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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into my Stone IRS glass. It poured black in color with a thin tan head covering the top of the beer.

The aroma shows some of the chocolate coming out and mixing with some sweeter, malty flavors. I get some dark fruit flavors adding a little more crisp sweetness along with just a hint of a roasty flavor to it as well.

The taste shows a lot of chocolate to it throughout. I get more of a dark, bitter-sweet chocolate at first, while the finish shows more milk chocolate and sweeter dark fruits. A little bit of a roasty, bitter flavor is there lingering in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being average for the style. Overall it was a pretty decent beer, but not an outstanding one in the style. The chocolate was nice, but it just didn't seem to have the depth or balance that the great ones of the style achieve. Enjoyable beer to sip on this evening though.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Gorgeous, prodigious dark mocha head is foamy on the inside, with big bubbles on the outside. A couple of inches fades gradually to a finger, leaving only spotty lacing. Pitch black.

Without a swirl I get chocolate, boozy heat, and a little roast. It's all richer and stronger with a swirl. But the booze is strongest and dominates to some extent.

Malty sweetness forms the background for mild roast, a touch of booze, a little licorice, some dark fruit, and is accented by roasty/hoppy bitterness. It gains depth and complexity as I sip.

Strong bottle conditioned carbonation, fairly rich full body, medium high viscosity, noticeable warming, and a bit of bitterness on the back end.

Excellent beer. Very unique and well executed. It's complex, balanced, and nuanced. The booze is strong in the nose, but not the taste or feel. I was really lucky to score a bottle of this in Portland long after it was gone from the brewery.

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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750mL, Summer 2010.

Dark and ominous with a huge tan head. Nice retention.

The nose is surprisingly fruity for a stout, lots of roast.

Very tangy, borders on sour. Actually, this might be slightly infected. I remember tasting this stuff fresh, and it was magnificently roasty, chocolatey and rich. Now it's kind of a mess. Oddly fruity and pruney. The roastiness still comes through big time, but the sweet, chocolate character is muffled, and the alcohol presence is a bit on the hot side. Carbonation is nice, but for an Imperial Stout this stuff seems thin.

Least impressive beer I've had from Allagash. Oh well.

Allagash Fluxus 2010 from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.