Allagash Black | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash BlackAllagash Black
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
Ratings:
2,656
Reviews:
728
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
578
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of anthony-s
4.91/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMills52
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Magerbrew
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had high hopes, but nothing was "standout". Great Belgian yeast flavor as expected, but the malt profile gives me slight "iron" & "metal" flavors. Overall an ok beer, but I hoped for way more.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Traditional optics. Overall a good beer but nothing really stands out. The yeast adds a surprising earthiness to the darker malt flavors, which is nice, but some of those malt notes are a tad too bitter or phenolic.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks were a bit deceiving for this delicious brew. The tannish head was minimal and the blackish-brown body expected. There is a decent amount of beige lacing. Aromas include dark roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and cocoa. Thick, richly complex strong ale is delicious. Caramel meets coffee and dark, bitter chocolate wrapped is deeply roast malt. Velvetly and smooth. A nice warmer.

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Photo of JamesGrove
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Almost jet black color.aroma is strong like an imperial stout but not so heavy on the alcohol. Taste follows the aroma,roasted malt,coffee,but not overwhelming alcohol yet a bit warming. Allagash can do no wrong to me and although this isn't my favorite beer from them I will definitely get this again

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Photo of Tre1994
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlang2012
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GentlemanJohn87
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cbmcguire
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Very dark brown with a three-finger tan head produced by moderate pour. Decent retention and lacing.
S -- Doughy yeast, roasted malts, dark chocolate, pepper, and a hint of coffee.
T -- Less exciting than I was anticipating: pretty much your standard stout, focusing on well-roasted barley malts, coffee, and dark chocolate flavors. A little bready sweetness comes through, which is really the only "Belgian" aspect that I can taste. Slight vegetal/sour aftertaste.
F -- Silky and smooth
O -- Nothing much to complain about in this brew, but unlike some of Allagash's other offerings, I can't say it's worth the ~$10/4-pack pricing.

79/100

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Photo of kdivers
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz short bottle into chalice. Bottled on June 29th 2016.

L: Deep dark brown (almost black). Finger width frothy beige head. Slowly recedes.

S: Rich cocoa, chocolate, charcoal, sherry, currants.

T: Follows the nose closely, cocoa and chocolate, currants and almost a char hint. Solid flavors and decent complexity but something is off for me. Have to retry this another time.

F: Medium body, crisp, oily.

O: I don't know what it is but something is off with this beer.

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Photo of BucketHead_brewer
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cliff1066
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,656 ratings.
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