Allagash Black | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash BlackAllagash Black
BA SCORE
4.04/5
2,675 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,822
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,675
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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174
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of the 750 mL bottle into a goblet
Served cool and then allowed to warm up

Body is a dark black walnut and cola with a tan thick head

Smells like dark chocolate herbs and some alcohol

Nice and sick chocolate flavor certainly has some herbal qualities and a slight boozy finish

Medium to full and well carbonated

Very enjoyable and versatile can be drunk alone or with food I would drink this again

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter...

On the pour, a dark brown/black with a 1 1/2 finger tan head that dissipated fairly quick. Little to no lacing. Carbonation apparent.

First whiff is coffee, light chocolate then roasted grains and a slight hint of carmel. Nose was very light and required a few swirls to get things going. As the beer warms, a sweet smell comes through along with a yeasty note, like a belgian.

First taste reminded me of cold coffee, roasted grains, char and a slight note of chocolate. The flavor improves on this beer as it warms up, adding a raisins, molasses/sweetness, better dark chocolate hints and maybe a little spice. Like the bitter/sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is medium & smooth with more carbonation than I originally guessed. A little lighter than other stouts I've tried and a little on the dry side at the end.

Overall a decent stout, in the middle of a very large pack of decent stouts. Certainly no drain pour and I wouldn't turn my nose at this if offered one. Yet, there are better examples of the style I prefer so I probably wouldn't seek this out again. As it's a little different than the norm, it's worth trying just to see what a Belgian stout tastes like.

Cheers!

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,675 ratings
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