Hibernal Fluxus 2017 | Allagash Brewing Company

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3.97/5
Very Good
46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
In appearance, this beer is all stout. Its black body and brown foam are the result of a grain bill containing: 2-row malted barley, multiple roasted malts, Munich malt, and local oats from Aurora Mills and Farm. To notes of coffee and chocolate, the saison yeast adds mild tropical fruit esters and a rustic spice. The addition of rich lactose sugar is tempered by the beer’s lightly bitter finish.

Added by Budlum on 10-05-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of peterpunk15
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a two inch, foamy / rocky, long-lasting, off white head. Below average lacing.

S: A very solid aroma of Belgian-style yeast, chocolate, lactose, coffee, and light tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of roasted malt (barely there), some chocolate notes, some lactose (not my favorite), tropical fruit (mango?), a bit of Belgian-style yeast, and light spices. The melding of styles sometimes leads to disaster, but this one works for the most part. That being said, it seems like the stout half was more powerful than the saison. Still, pretty tasty.

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

O: A solidly made experiment of a beer. Worth a look for something different.

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Photo of MidloRapid
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeRose
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours espresso black with a pretty generous tan head that falls to a persistent ring with a few rafts in the middle of the glass. Held up to the light, there is gorgeous ruby red tinting to the beer.

The smell is initially malty and typical stout, some coffee and some cocoa. With warming, there are mild, vaguely fruity esters wafting over the malts. Interesting.

The taste is pretty much sweet stout intially, but definitely lighter in intensity. Pretty heavy bitterness underneath and lingering in the aftertatse. Lactose sweetness. Then there is this whole ester thing going on that is not strong and plays along as a complimentary flavor component. Thinner on the mouthfeel than a stout ought to be, but pleasantly so. It is a bright sweet stout.

Overall, I find the combination interesting and really enjoy the flavors playing off each other. If you are looking for a typical stout, seek elsewhere. This beer really combines the base flavors of a stout with the brighter characteristics of a saison. Worthy.

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Photo of AirBob
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer. Was quite intrigued by the mixture of saison and milk stout and was pleasantly surprised by how they came together. Color and foam were classic stout. Aroma wasn't as big as I would have hoped. The stout is definitely the dominant beer in the compilation and goes down smooth and easy. Has just a little funk behind it but could use a little more but, as is, is quite tasty. Glad I was able to get a bottle of it. Hope I can try another in the years to come.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had tried some home brewed saison-milk stouts before, so I kind of knew what to expect. Yeasty for a milk stout, heavy for a saison. This one features dark, dark flavors that meld nicely with the saison graininess. Part of my rating is I am not sure how to compare this to other beers out there, but I like the sense of adventure.

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Photo of DBosco
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

on draft, in a nonic pint glass

almost black in color, dark brown, tan colored head. sweetish malty flavor. chocolately and coffee flavors. nice mouthfeel - fuller and smooth.

overall score gets a knock as this was $11 for a pint.

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Photo of Mariusz
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely pairing of tropical fruit taste/smells to a rich and tasty milk stout

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

Photo of probert
2.55/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kw_pip
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Draught

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxxInked49
4.69/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mike22ne
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, fairly fresh from the brewery. I've never had something described as a "saison milk stout", so wasn't sure what to expect.
It's got plenty of nice aromas and flavors, roasted barley and dark cocoa, with a mild farmhouse funkyness (not sour). Medium bodied, full but not heavy. A nice dryness from the saison yeast and the roast balances out the sweet milk chocolate side.

A nice, interesting beer, glad I could try it!

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hibernal Fluxus 2017 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 46 ratings