Black | Allagash Brewing Company

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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): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout brewed with 2 Row barley, torrified wheat, oats, both roasted and chocolate malt and a generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer.

Added by Bassetdawg on 12-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,200
Reviews:
735
Ratings:
2,706
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of BigJimmy02919
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smooth pour with a small creamy tan head. Looks reddish brown when held to the light. Smell is pleasant with hints of coffee and chocolate. Surprising amount of carbonation but the taste is very pleasant with hints of coffee chocolate and caramel. Despite the sweet taste it finishes with a delicious sour note and coffee bean. Overall a well done offering and very nice by a campfire on a cool spring evening.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spectru
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

almost opaque, almost black, light cream colored head; the aroma is very mild, unremarkable; mouthfeel is smooth, moderately carbonated; the taste is rich and smooth. a good stout.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black with a ruby tinge a few cm in when held to the light, and a little hard to see carbonation. Topped with 3 fingers of beige head.

Smells of Belgian yeasts, dark fruits, prunes, plums and coffee. A slightly charred note as well.

The taste follows the nose and is very easy on the palate, not harsh but only smooth textures and flavours. I also get red grape juice and even some wine like qualities.

Again, smooth body with moderate carbonation. Covers the ABV dangerously well.

Got this in the States, drinking it on Lake Rousseau, May 6th, 2018. Excellent brew, extremely smooth and well textured, as well as very interesting flavours.

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Photo of Tairy1Greene
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdzoe14
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M3rk22
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I dont believe this is an unfiltered beer, but I am seeing a ton of sediment floating around in mine, so I am knocking a few points on the look.

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Photo of ScottP
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbb77
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MJ64
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icka31
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is my frost Belgian Strong Dark Ale and I really enjoyed it. A nice marriage of dark roasty stout flavors and dark fruit and yeasty Belgian flavors. It got better and better as it warmed. yb

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Photo of Fitzy01
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M4CDO
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.32/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peterlovesbeer
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Craven
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SBlobaum
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,706 ratings