Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company
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3.11/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.
Appearance: Dark dark brown almost black. Head is a loose creamy khaki. Nice streaks of lacing. A bit bubbly on the pour.
Smell: Soft layers of Brett funk. A bit earthy with some damp musty elements. A touch tart with a mild almost lactic element. Sweet roasted malts. Hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean, and cocoa. Caramel malt sweetness. A touch medicinal with a phenolic element. Some bready sweetness.
Taste: Mildly roasted malt. A touch of chocolate malt coupled with cocoa and some coffee bean thrown in. Brett adds some soft funk with a mild tart edge. Some earthy and damp yeast. Super clean for Allagash thanks to the stainless steel. The missing oak is noticeable. A touch of lemon thrown in the back.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate carbonation. A touch crisp with a clean, super clean for Allagash, finish.
Overall: Deep dusk.
Roasted and mildly bretty. Soft and mild for Allagash. The oak would have helped.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 00:20:27 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Split with Goblinmunkey7
Appearance: Dark, dark brown - not exactly midnight black, but definitely rich - pours with a large, light tan head, retains a small cap, leaves some nice streaks and spots of lacing
Smell: Dark brown and chocolate malts with a nice amount of funk - brown and chocolate malts, with some roasted, lightly burnt malts - some funk, doesn't really scream Brett, but it's definitely in here - some musty, damp sourness, works well with the chocolate malts - some dark and stone fruits as well
Taste: Dark brown, caramel, and chocolate malts with some light sourness and funk - chocolate malts and some caramel grains - light malty sweetness - some light Brett notes with some wet funk - some stone fruit and dark berry skins - a bit leathery and phenolic
Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth, dry finish
Overall: Probably more refined than 2am Brett
This has some decent Brett funk with a nice base of chocolate and caramel. I don't think that the flavors really merge as well as they could, but this is definitely good. I have another bottle aging, and I'm curious what will happen in a few years.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 00:08:39 | More by angrybabboon
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: chocolate, dark fruits, and sour mix
Taste: dark and sweet milk chocolate, lots of balck cherries, light blueberry, and sour mix
Mouthfeel: sour with a slightly sweet start and a dry semi-bitter finish, moderate carbonation, light bodied
Drinkability: Really enjoyed the sour cherry and dark chocolate combination. Glad I was able to find this on draft. I would certainly pick this up again. One of my new favorite beers from a brewery that I like.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 12:53:14 | More by tigg924
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a caged/corked bottle dated Oct. 16, 2013 into my snifter.
A: Dark brown body, slightest brown/off-white head. Head is retained nicely throughout my entire time drinking. Lots of debris/particles in pour.
S: Some cherries/slight blueberry. Slightest vinegar notes. Little bit of lemony funk.
T: Not tart by any means. I'm picking up some berry (blueberry and cherry, probably more blueberry); some bitter coffee notes mid-taste, and I also get some barnyard funk on that end. slightest chocolate/mocha finish. If this thing was more tart, I think this would be amazing.
M: Medium to medium-full bodied. Kind of dry, despite the creamy and ever-present head. Don't really taste much booze, drinkable.
Overall: I think this thing would taste much better fresh. The funk from the bret made this beer taste dry to me for some reason; it seemed to have over powered the fruit presence . I probably shouldn't have let this age for so long. Also don't understand the high price for this beer. I give it a B+ overall.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 22:35:17 | More by MagicJeff
Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.