Allagash Fluxus 2013 - Allagash Brewing Company

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 314
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 3.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | FT: 4
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Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dar482 on 07-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with blood oranges.
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Photo of lsummers
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tan head. Looks moderately carbonated. Head recedes to a slight skim. Still looks attractive.

Smells of roasted dark malts with hints of coffee/cocoa notes. slight smoke and a caramel sweetness. There is a nice orange zest that I can kind of pick up on. Lends itself well even if I think it's just my mind playing tricks.

Taste is really outstanding. It's nicely balanced and the flavors don't overpower one another. I definitely get the roasted character and slightly burnt brown sugar midway through. And at the front of the tongue I get a slight citric note that melds with some roasted baked beans, oats, and dark malts. Hint of brown sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel is fairly full yet crisp enough to not let this feel sticky or viscous. A nice drinkable, somewhat reasonable abv porter. Very appreciative of that.

Overall, if this were a year round offering It might be my go to porter. I would have to try a couple more times to see if the subtle citric notes would get old but as of right now, I'm digging it. (1,058 characters)

Photo of deg
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a dark amber color. It was dark enough that in the glass it appeared opaque. Coffee and cream head. I smelled a little citrus. The taste was mainly roasty notes, but with an aftertaste which reminded me of the aftertaste of orange juice. Blending blood oranges with a porter worked nicely. (305 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Somehow this was still on tap in April of 2013 in Brooklyn.

It comes in a black color with a beautiful mocha color head.

The aroma has huge black chocolate and roasted malt. It's sweet and inviting.

The taste has a bit less chocolate, but still good flavor. There is coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, and a slight alcohol aftertaste along with some bitterness. I did not pick up orange, but the website says blood orange goes into that beer, so that must be where the bitterness comes in.

The finish has some molasses, but the finish isn't exactly quite there. (570 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured from tap into snifter at flying saucer in charlotte, NC.
Cant believe I have to go from CT to NC for this!..well im sure its local, but here I am...
Deep rich black pour with tan thin head. Roasted chocolate and some coffee aromas with something sweet and fruity?
Flavor of roasted malts, lots of chocolate an da definite sweetness...citrus or dried candi sugar? cant place it but its perfectly balanced with the roasted malts.
It is so smooth its scary...
overall, a fantastic porter...and I guess a style somewhat out of the box for allagash; but they nailed it with a twist (of course). awesome. (605 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

freaking awesome brew right here. this is apparently an annual happening, in some different form each year. my first year partaking. a porter brewed with blood oranges, fun! dark brown, hazy, and well carbonated with a nice soft tan head, looks like a normal porter. the nose gives hints of citric acidity and fresh fruit, I couldn't tell you blood oranges directly, but it is a lot like one of those chocolate oranges, plenty of cocoa here. the taste agrees, hoppy for a porter too, with zesty orange and fruity sugars counteracting the bitter, almost burnt malt base. chocolate bitter and sweet carries through the finish. this is just a little thin on the body, not sturdy enough for fall, but the lower abv for a special release and the lively carbonation make it a fun beer to session. fairly priced and completely unconventional. why hasn't anyone done this before. id like to bust a bottle out pre thanksgiving feast, its got that vibe. (943 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft at milltown in carrboro. tulip

pours an opaque black with a slight head. smell is very malt focused with a good amount of chocolate notes. taste starts off with charred malts then moves on to chocolate notes and finishes with a good amount of coffee flavor. quite complex porter. medium bodied, light carbonation.

overall this is a very enjoyable porter that I thoroughly recommend. (393 characters)

Photo of VincentFrey
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked and cage bottle. No notes on bottling dates, but first sold out of the case. Using a DFH "signature" glass.

Appearance: Nothing special, a dark black with ruby red edges when held in the light. No real lacing, but not particularly expected. Head is somehow multicolored (?), bone white on top and a tan below. It's a neat note I haven't seen before, but not giving or detracting points since it could just as easily be a result of the acidic nature of the blood oranges.

Smell: Heavy blood orange with a back of darker malts. Haven't tasted it yet, but little hints of oak, smoke, and particularly roasted barley. I can really dig this, and love it for what it is, but not standard for a porter (hence "outstanding" rather than "perfect")

Taste: Exact opposite of the smell! And not in a bad way, definite blood orange but more importantly a delightful combination of smoke, coffee, and dark crystal. Wow. I haven't been this impressed by an American Porter since first trying Dead Reckoning by Troegs. Just terrific.

Mouthfeel: The 6.4% keeps alcohol heat to a minimum, and the malt combination leaves a longing to drink some more. Somewhat thin, however, and could be fuller.

Overall: A very good beer that I wish I could acquire for a lower price. Worth trying if you see it, and I'd like to pick up another bottle to see what age does to the competing malt vs orange. (1,403 characters)

Photo of alaimoa
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a coffee brown bubbly head that has lingering lacing
Smell: strong coffee notes and burnt chocolate but slight orange notes in the back
Taste upfront on the carbonated coffee, brown sugar, tart orange.. bitter cocoa finish
Mouthfeel a bit watery, not as creamy as I would have enjoyed but fairly high carbonation and very dry finish

Overall I like this beer and have been more intrigued sip after sip and wondering how the taste could develop with a bit of age on it. In its current state its a bit rough but tasty (532 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, nearing black with ruby edges with 3+ fingers of tan head that bubbles down to a very thin cap

S: Lots of roasted malt up front along with some toffee and caramel sweetness, coffee, dark chocolate, and a very light hint of the blood oranges

T: Follows the nose. Starts off quite roasty with toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, and a light sweetness. Gets some bitter notes along with the blood oranges mid-way towards the end. Not huge notes, but it's there. Finishes with some char and a light lingering tingle from the oranges

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nearing on thick

O: A nice porter with a twist from the blood oranges. They definitely come out more towards the end of the taste and leave a light bitterness and taste. Definitely not sweet orange-like, but more of the citrus bitterness. Easy to drink and certainly keeps you coming back to try to figure everything out. Solid choice for this years fluxus (952 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/14/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong coffee along with roasted malts, maple, fruit and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a rich black coffee flavor followed by a very hearty roasted malt character. There are dark fruit and blood orange flavors in the background. The hops presence is very mild and provides a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a bit interesting but overall just a decent beer. (815 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan colored head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of chocolate and coffee mixed with heavy cream are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate and coffee beans along with notes of cream and hints of roasted malts. As the beer warms up, the roasted malts become a bit stronger and hints of the blood oranges also become perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a somewhat smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this porter to be very enjoyable as it seemed to have a nice combination of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The blood oranges weren't that noticeable, but this was a good beer nonetheless. (900 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass. Reviewed from notes dated September 1, 2013.

A-The brew pours dark, nearly black and opaque. The head is mocha-colored. The head starts at about one and one-half fingers tall. Retention is decent, upwards of two minutes, but no lacing is left behind.

S-The orange flavors are obvious, which combine with a cocoa flavor, to give me the impression of orange-chocolate candy. There is also a lightly nutty character in there. The roast levels are pretty moderate and there is a bit of zesty pepper. Interesting.

T-The taste also provides heavy hits of zesty orange, and light and dark chocolates. The nuttiness is mostly gone, but there is a definite, malty, light-roasted character here. Hops are mostly in the background, but provide a bit of bitterness to accompany the orange. Unique, for sure.

M-The feel is lighter for the style with some carbonation. Drinkable.

O-This is a decent tasting "summertime" porter. The blood orange provides an interesting twist to the chocolate flavors and seems to contribute the drinkability. I don't know that I would drink this every day, but it provides a nice spin to the typical porter. (1,171 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark brown in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and some dark garnet red highlights. The beer has a four finger tall foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized finger tall cap and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some light hints of chocolate and a light presence of citrus/orange.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of roasted malts with a light amount of mineral notes (similar to that in mineral water). There are some light notes of dark chocolate and citrus/orange. Light hints of bitterness in the finish which fades rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp and slightly thin.

O: This is a nice porter with a pleasant addition of blood oranges - the citrus combines nicely with the chocolate and roasted malts. Definitely a good beer and one worth getting again. (1,082 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a citrus presence that is better in the flavor in my opinion. (581 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into an unlabeled sherry glass 6/6/2014.

A- Dark cola brown body. Pours into a very thick and effervescent, smooth off-white head with great retention. Very reactive to agitation. Nice looking porter.

S- Hint of oranges lurk behind a chocolate malt backbone with some yeast spices. Roast malt, milk chocolate, a little bit of orange peel.

F- Milk chocolate, a hint of roast espresso, orange peel. Some yeast spice. Not particularly complex but certainly not offensive. The oranges don't show up in any real appreciable way.

M- Medium body, a bit thinner than I'd like as there is a dry, thin finish that is presumably characteristic of the yeast strains. Clean and dry. No appreciable bitterness on the aftertaste.

O- Solid porter base but missing any strong orange presence. Well-crafted and not difficult to drink whatsoever. Enjoyed this one, but at $20 a bottle, I'd expect more of this beer. (922 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Had no idea this was a Porter. Pours dark brown. Mild light invasion. Tan head is small. Mild lacing.

S-Porter aromatics. Chocolate and ground coffee. I got some mild fruitiness I'm guessing is attributed the blood oranges but it isn't very distinct.

T-The blood orange comes out a bit more here. Still, I would like more. Chalk, chocolate and roasted maltiness. I get some Belgian yeast too.

M-Not too heavy. Somewhat bitter with enough carbonation to lift the flavor.

O/D-Would like more orange here, hoping for a chocolate orange flavor. I did enjoy it when all was said and done. An interesting idea that didn't quite reach its potential. (648 characters)

Photo of therubicon
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Black with fizzy, long-lasting, off-white head. Not much lacing.

Smell: Roasty with citrus/orange.

Taste: Roasty, a bit of cocoa, as well as the blood orange. Definitely tastes like a porter. Slight bitter aftertaste.

Feel: Fizzy. A bit abrasive, medium body,

Overall: An interesting brew. I'm not sure I would seek it out again, but not bad. (359 characters)

Photo of Jadjunk
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Allagash Fluxus is a beer that changes every year. It is also one of our Tribute Series beers. These are beers that benefit some of our favorite local causes." Brewed in the style of an American Porter. Available in 25.4 oz. bottles and in limited release draft. Annual release with rotating styles and ingredients. 2013 is a Porter brewed with blood oranges.

Poured from a 25.4 oz. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy head of a pale brown color over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is above average and lacing is moderate and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Profound orange aroma with ample tartness and citrus acid forward, merged with notes of chocolate malt, lightly toasted caramel grain and delicately roasted barley. Moderate sweetness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) The orange aroma doesn't generate much in the flavor, unfortunately. Soft orange tartness up front, merged with toasted chocolate and barley, where the malt profile dominates the flavor and the orange is just accent. Finishes on a note of moderately roasted grains, chocolate and caramel grain for a robust porter flavor. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is silky, slick, lightly chewy and moderately dry. Carbonation is full, generating a medium frothiness and a fully crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style and medium/heavy overall. Balance is lightly earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) This is quite an interesting porter but I greatly enjoy it. The oranges do not do as much for the flavor as they suggest in the tart aroma, although a little bit of citrus flavor is notable in the flavor, and the feel of this beer is bright and crisp, bringing to mind a beer that is conflicted between two distinct styles but manages to find common ground with both. Finally, as I found this porter to drink a bit heavier than the average sample, I was pleasantly surprised to find it at under 7% ABV, making for a very enjoyable and true-to-style porter. 3.75

Allagash Brewing Company's
2013 Fluxus Ale Brewed with Blood Oranges
3.81/5.00 (2,141 characters)

Photo of EBeckett3
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- the way it oughta be. Dark, a finger of almost tawny foam, good laces, classic porter.
S - slight burn, some citrusy trace.
T - nice, smooth, balanced, choc/dark roast coffee/yeast & slight blood orange
M- smooth, smooth, smooth - slight bitter/dry finish.
O- ordered a second with oysters, quite good

Served in pint glass at The Pour House, Westmont, NJ (358 characters)

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BA SammyJaxxxx for sending this in a trade. I asked him to surprise me with some good Allagash stuff, and was not disappointed. Enjoyed out of a 750 mL brown cork & cage bottle with no dating that I can see other than the 2013 vintage. It would seem that this bottle is about six months old, based on when it was added to BA. Served in a 50 cL glass stein with a textured exterior.

Appearance - A lush, velvety looking beer as it pours into the glass, and when finished, there is a big two-finger head that looks pillowy and dense, the color of cocoa powder. There is a pronounced period of retention, with the foam never completely dissipating, and instead settling as a half-finger (in some places) foam across the top of the body, which is a dark, dark brown, but seems to show some cola-like translucency right around the very edges of the brew. Leaves pronounced rings as I drink it. Pouring it into such a large glass makes it hard to really gauge the color of the body much better than that.

Smell - Roasted malt is the predominant characteristic, along with some fainter baker's chocolate and a hint of citrus acidity. If I didn't know it was in there, I'm not sure I could have identified it--it's one of those things where it changes the aroma of the beer so that you can tell it's a little different than what you'd expect, but it's hard to distinguish the specific difference. It seems to provide an undertone of brighter fruit in a beverage that you'd ordinarily expect notes of roast and dark fruits.

Taste - Here, the orange is a little more prevalent. Blood orange isn't as acidic as its standard cousin, and is also a little sweeter, and I think that makes for an excellent blend with the charred malt and chocolate flavor profiles. There is a faint, hard-to-place sweetness that reminds me of those orange-infused chocolates that are so popular around the holidays. You can tell it's orange, but it's a far cry from the acidity you get from eating/drinking the fruit directly. It's much softer.

Mouthfeel - Velvety and on the high side of medium-bodied, with amply moderate carbonation. It's not prickly by any means, but it provides enough kick to counteract the sweeter, denser elements.

Overall, an interesting beer unlike anything I've had before. I especially like the use of blood orange, because I don't think your standard navel (too sour) orange would play as well with the roasty flavors of the porter. This is only the second beer I've sampled from Allagash and so far they are two for two. (2,534 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark as a porter should be. Although I didn't realize it was a porter until I poured and saw and smelled it. It has a burnt nose with a little citrus that comes through. Or maybe it's more because I expect there to be citrus. But it really doesn't have much of a citrus smell, or when it comes to taste it's pretty absent too. It's a very burnt porter which can go either way. The burnt malty taste pretty much takes up all the taste but does make an interesting porter. I guess I really can't commit to how much I like this or not so it must be somewhere in the middle. The price is the biggest downfall. For this price I expect a bit more. (647 characters)

Photo of Kirk_Grant
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Color: Dark char with a thin tan head
Smell: Clean, almost chemical clean...with faint hints of dark chocolate, char, and beef jerky
Taste: Dark Chocolate, char, and hints of alcohol
Overall: This is my last bottle of 6 and it's my least favorite. This is a wine I'm guessing either needs more time or I held too young. It'll be interesting to see how the notes of others show this with more age.

If I had more...I'd forget it for a year or more in hopes that the time will heal this. I loved my earlier bottles. (514 characters)

Photo of Jonada
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours dark brown with 2 fingers of a khaki colored head. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, cocoa, smoke, coffee, hint of caramel.

Taste: Noticeable acidic citrus upfront, before yielding to more flavors of roasted malt, earth, slight smoke, dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, carbonation borders on high. Drinkability is pretty high.

Overall: Really good porter. The blood oranges are subtle, but do add some additional complexity to the overall finished product. It's priced a bit high for what it is, but putting that aside, I'd have this again. (574 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this one up at a local bottle shop for $19.99 - ouch. I love a lot of Allagash's beers, so expectations are somewhat high. That said, I don't recall being impressed by last year's Fluxus. "Ale brewed with blood oranges." 6.40% ABV. 750ml brown glass bottle with tasteful label art and a hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Cork pops easily by hand and no liquid surges up. Carbonation seems great.

A: Pours a two finger wide head of healthy khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Head retention is superb - about 7-8 minutes. Supple soft complexion.

Body colour is a solid dark black; not quite a jet black. Opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks par for the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Dark malts, caramel, black pepper, and zesty citrusy wisps - orange peel, tangerine peel. Extremely evocative; this screams citrus. I'm shocked at how well the citrusy character is integrated into the larger porter-like build. I really hope this carries through in the flavour profile; that's fantastic. It's got some subtle spicing but I can't discern quite which spices they are (I'm rubbish at that); maybe allspice and bit of tamarind? Cocoa powder/dust. Digestive-like chocolate biscuit character. Brown malts. No yeast or hop character is detectable, nor is any alcohol. A unique, intriguing aroma of mild strength. Quite remarkable.

T: Cocoa powder hits on the open but you don't really catch up to it until the aftertaste - where it lingers, coaxing out the next sip. Body is seamless, with dark malts, caramel, and chocolate malt. Gestalt; this beer is as cohesive and balanced as they come. The citrusy notes are brilliantly executed, with a very impressive subtlety. Notes of misty orange peel and tangerine start small from the early second act and build in intensity until the climax. I look for blood orange specifically, but it's hard to discern; I'd probably get the orange peel drinking this blind, but I'd never guess blood orange. I love that they don't overdo the caramel like so many porters, and there's none of that nasty cola flavour that plagues the worst beers in the style. I guess I get a bit of buried coffee. A highlight of this beer - and the heart of it - is the clearly Belgian yeast; it's redolent of an abbey dubbel but applied to a porter - if that makes any fucking sense. The Belgian approach and choice of yeast is wonderful. Bravo to Allagash.

Depth of flavour is above average. Good diversity of flavour (especially for the style). Average intensity. High flavour duration. Excellent amplitude.

Notable complexity and subtlety here. Artfully executed. I'm really enjoying this.

Mf: Smooth, soft, creamy, silky, welcoming. Slight overcarbonation. Not biting, gushed, hot, oily, or harsh. Complements the flavour profile quite well and the smoothness isn't overdone; the flavours are fully delivered here. Good body. Good thickness.

Dr: Extremely drinkable for the style. A unique porter - if we're considering it one. I'd never have guessed that citrusy notes would work well in a porter, but Allagash has proved that they can. Daring concept and remarkable execution. If not for the high price tag, I'd definitely get this again. A damn solid offering from Allagash, and one that pushes the boundaries of the style. Love the innovation and risk-taking. I'll have no trouble killing this bottle by meself, and I'll be recommending this one to friends.

High B (3,849 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color almost black. There is a moderate sized dense light brown head that settles into a solid ring.

The aroma is earthy. Roasted malt notes mixed in with a woody or smoke scent. The wood notes are quite light. I don't really pick up too much blood orange. Overall the aroma is not all that strong.

The flavor is of roasted malt, burnt bread and anise. Some citrus notes but they get lost in the malt. Scorched caramel sweetness. The blood orange brings some rind bitterness as well. A dry charcoal note in the finish. A solid porter flavor but the additions don't really pop through.

The feel is light with airy carbonation. Mostly bitter on the palate with some sweetness coming through. Dry in the finish. Drinks well.

A good porter but I was expecting a little bit more. Worth a purchase. (819 characters)

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Allagash Fluxus 2013 from Allagash Brewing Company
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