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Allagash PNC Broken Elevator - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash PNC Broken Elevator
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BA SCORE
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world-class

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 18
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Collaboration with Monk's Cafe (Philly), Falling Rock (Denver), Toronado (San Francisco), and Brouwer's (Seattle). Brewed in 2010 and aged in various oak barrels, then blended in April, 2013 from the following barrels:
198 - wine barrel used for Interlude
241 - wine barrel used twice for sour ales
362, 363 - bourbon barrels that once held Odyssey & Black Stout
561 - new, uncharred oak
770, 775 - bourbon barrels used for Curieux
771, 772 - bourbon barrels used for Curieux (different lineages)
773 - 1st use wine barrel
776 - bourbon barrel, topped off with pediococcus-spiked stout
777 - bourbon barrel

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-12-2013)
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savagepm

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-23-2013 02:39:26 | More by savagepm
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dirtylou

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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%

on-tap x2, @ Burgundian

I had no idea this beer even existed so it was a pretty nice score given the crazy barreling involved. Dark garnet in body - biting carbonation, red wine, leather, black cherry, wood, heavy tartness. Great stuff - not sure if this will surface again, but we can hope

01-26-2014 21:26:16 | More by dirtylou
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On tap at Monk's Cafe Mad Monday

A- Pours black with some ruby hues creeping through, small white foamy head that reduces completely.

S- Smells of dark currant, blackberry, wild grapes, sharp oak and vanilla, the dark fruit definitely overwhelms the aroma.

T- strong, puckering flavor of wild dark grape up front with notes of sweet currant and concord grape kicking in mid-palate. Sweet berries and slightly acidic vinegar on a dry and puckering finish, with more grape on the linger

M- Medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry, puckering finish

O- this was one of the highlights of the Mad Monday event for me. Our table went through three glasses of it and I actually preferred the taste over Consecration. Very well done.

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First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

The complex tale of this beer is quite interesting, and the barrels used for the aging really lent a completely unique taste.

The end result was a deep, dark brown beer, with some fuzzy maroon tints, capped off with a small tan head that retained as a thin ringlet. Aroma heavy with cherries and red wine, acetic acid, leather, dark malts, dark chocolate. Taste was wild and complex, tart with black cherries and red wine, acetic, but not overly puckering, semi-sweet chocolate, small hints of leather and charred wood, with an unexpected, distinct hit of cinnamon in the finish. Quite an experience. Body was on the heavier side of medium, carbonation was moderate, drinkability was high, but perhaps not for those with delicate palates.

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Allagash PNC Broken Elevator from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.