Map 40 | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.22/5
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94 Ratings
Map 40Map 40
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Map40 is a Belgian-style stout blended with cold brew coffee. Black in body with a tan, reddish-tinged head, this beer’s aroma is strong in coffee and light in roasted grain. Brewed with dark chocolate malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and brown malt. A light nuttiness accompanies tastes of chocolate, raisin, and a resounding coffee note that weaves its way throughout. This is a rich, creamy, stout with a warming hint of alcohol in its clean finish.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,527
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
94
pDev:
5.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of StoutSnob40
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of walt5
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off delicately.
The aroma had some sweet and spicy Belgian chocolate and allspice up front. Some nice earthy portions then raisins accompany the second half of the nose as it warms. Coffee and barley grainy sweetness start to open this up a bit more.
The flavor was a fine meshing of sweet and spiciness. The coffee was there, but not necessarily an afterthought, perhaps a bit more. Moderate aftertaste of sweet coffee, raisins and earthiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV's felt as projected. Nice coffee sweet and raisin-like finish with a mild touch of Belgian chocolate.
Overall, really nice beer that would be better during Winter. I'd have again.

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Photo of beergoot
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep, dark brown body; thick, lasting, pale tan head. Heavy scent of roasted grains and coffee grounds; cigar ash. Dull sweetness of mocha and cocoa; some burnt grain notes; grain husk char. Medium-heavy body; a little soft; slightly warm on the palate.

Wow! The epitome of a dark ale? No. Damn fine? Yes. Well-balanced and complex.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and some Belgian yeast.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of Belgian yeast, a mild bit of char up front (not overpowering), a nutty quality, a good shot of coffee, a little bit of chocolate, and some dark fruit (raisins). An interesting flavor that wasn't what I expected. It's not really in keeping with the style, but it's extremely flavorful and easy to drink. Quite tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An unusual take on the BSDA style. Very much worth a look.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and small strings of lacing down the glass.

This smells like ashy roasted malt, creamy roasted coffee, licorice, smoke, and chocolate.

This is called a Belgian-style stout with coffee, but I don't get an exceptional amount of Belgian characteristics. The coffee dominates the base (Allagash Black?) here, which works well, because it's a tasty coffee. I get licorice, smoke, chocolate, a kind of almost herbal seedy character, raisin, and pine. This is super complex and really tasty.

This is medium bodied, creamy, and very drinkable. I definitely wish it was a little thicker.

Allagash can do nearly every style well- coffee stout is one of my favorite (sub)styles and they've nailed it here.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markjknowles
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I drank this at room temp (about 68f). I love how all the flavors come through at room temp. No cold to mute anything. With stouts it seems appropriate. Very strong coffee aroma bellows from a black almost headless pour. The taste is more coffee with bitter dark chocolate in the mix. Toss this in a barrel of something for a few months and it could aproach a five by my tastes. As it is , this stout is quite delicious though not very Belgian.

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Photo of bobv
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a one and a half inch tan head over a very dark brown body with some very nice, sticky lacing and a couple islands of thick head. With a swirl or two the head comes back very nicely. Nose of cold brew coffee, chocolate, malted milk, and roasted malt. Taste mirrors nose almost exactly with a nice feel and a wonderful smooth finish of cold brew. What a fine job from my favorite Maine brewer. Cheers!

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Photo of hopley
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anthony-s
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WildHopHead
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nice black, no head on, bottle is a bit older. The taste, upfront, lots of roasted malts, followed by notes of dark chocolate, and the coffee, which lingers all the way to the end. It finishes clean and hides its booze well and is definitely an enjoyable stout.

I was hoping for more "Belgiany" flavors but I think the coffee has covered any of those up. It is still, overall, very enjoyable.

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Photo of h4ger
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Diura
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4/8/18 bottle

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Map 40 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 94 ratings