Hibernal Fluxus 2016 | Allagash Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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66 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 07-24-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
66
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of crobinso
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slack
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black with tan head, phenomenal lacing. Roasted malts and bitter chocolate on the nose. Sweetness from the figs in the middle and at the very end of the finish. Very light bordering on thin mouth feel. Exceptional finish with lingering flavours. Balanced to perfection.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quick: Poured almost midnight black with the slightest of heads, some minor lacing. Smell is roasts, cocoa and dark fruits. Taste follows nose, with the flavors really coming out strong as the beer warms. Dark fruit and yeast are quite nice. The feel is full and chewy with a nice amount of carbonation to complete the feel.

Allagash does it again.

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Photo of Budlum
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7/29/17 draft @ Appalachian Vintner

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Photo of RollBounce
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Midnight black. Well-formed light brown head retains beautifully. Wispy lacing.

S: Big aromas of bakers chocolate, french roast coffee, roasted barley, some char and smoke. Impressions of German chocolate cake too. Earthy hops. Some light clovey phenols. Very figgy.

T: Follows the nose. Bakers chocolate, dark roast coffee, soot and char. Burnt sugars. Fleeting impressions of fudge sauce and German chocolate cake are quickly replaced by the drying roast flavors. Figs come through in a big way middle to end. Subtle darkfruit. Earthy and spicy hops in the background. Belgian yeast throws some mild spice and easy-going phenols that get a bit medicinal at the end. Mildly earthy/chalky too. Fading dry and roasty finish.

M: Medium-full body. Round and creamy. Just a slight sense of head and chewiness. The overall dryness and ample fine-tune carbonation easily lift the body and keep it feeling lighter than it is.

O: Good stuff. We already know Allagash can brew an excellent belgo stout (black). Here they went a little bigger and used a nice complementary fig addition. Like Black, the fermentation is nailed. I've had a lot of Belgian stouts that get a little too phenolic and drive the overall bitterness up too much. Not so here. Although the figs are pretty apparent, they feel right at home and don't really interfere with the overall balance. This ends up being a tasty, dry, and easy beer to drink despite its size and body.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

**
05/10/2017

22oz. Bottle (10/27/16) to tulip glass.

Happy Birthday Ava!

LOOK: dark black, healthy beige head, fades to a small head and then lasts awhile.
AROMA: mild malt, yeast, dark fruit. Later in the sampling, a little smoke.
TASTE: a little chalky, yeast sweetness, but overall I am disappointed here.
FEEL: fizzy, medium to full body.

Thought this would be better. Not bad, just ok. Oh well, I'll stick with the St. Klippenstein.


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Photo of Sammy
3.04/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of wroywel
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeseppy
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgium style stout brewed with figs. Taste is roasty and sweet. Medley of flavors with bitter baking chocolate, espresso, biscuit malt, and mocha. Pretty darn tasty.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the King's Head pub in Portland today.

The beer pours fairly dark brown color with good head retention and considerable lacing. On the nose, I picked up some brown sugar, molasses, some light vanilla, licorice and coffee, and a hint of the figs this beer was apparently blended with. The flavor profile replicated the nose, but for whatever reason, I just wasn't loving it. The finish was short with a dry, licorice ending, that I just wasn't hugely fond of. Mouthfeel was medium bodied at most, and as mentioned above, I just wasn't a fan of the finish. Alcohol was well integrated into the flavor profile, so at least there's that, but this beer was just not my cup of tea. Pretty sure I won't need to try this again any time soon.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice brownish tan head that dissipates at a decent rate in a regular glass and not one with a nucleation point. The beer itself is a nice and opaque chocolate black and has a pretty nice look to it.

The smell and taste are good. There is a light roasted barley note mixed with a pretty good sweet chocolate note. There is also a light Belgian yeast note as well. The dark fruit notes such as figs and light toffee notes come in as the beer warms up a little bit. The notes aren't overpowering and the beer tends to be a bit sweet and fruity but it's still pretty good.

The feel is good. It's a nice heavy bodied beer but is incredibly smooth and drinkable. The carbonation is pretty light and almost non-existent.

Overall, it's a decent beer and worth trying. The notes are fairly interesting and a bit simple but there's nothing wrong with that.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hibernal Fluxus 2016 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 66 ratings