Allagash Black | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash BlackAllagash Black

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

750ml bottle poured into a chalice.

A- Very dark brown, not quite black. A nice light tan head sits on top and laces fantastically.

S- some light char, black currants, and a slight Belgian sugar note.

T- Very soft, but quite complex in what's there. Light char, with hints on anise, vanilla, currants, oats, up front, melds into a bitter espresso, and cocoa powder finish. One of those beers that as you sip on it, you can pull out different things on each sip.

M- Solid medium body, but very creamy and slick. An active carbonation is there as well. You can tell there are oats in this one. Dries pleasantly on the finish.

O- I will certainly seek this out again, an excellent offering from Allagash.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark brown body with tan head

Smell - roasted coffee beans, roasted nuts, bakers chocolate

Taste - dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee, expresso

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, slight roastiness on the end

Overall - I failed to see the Belgian influence on this one, but that aside, it is still a beer worth checking for and trying. Mild easy drinking stout.

Price Point - ~$3/12 oz bottle

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3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a 40 cl allagash glass. Pours a caramel brown/light black. One finger toasty brown head that falls pretty quick. Aroma picks up strength as it warms. Slight yeasty and malty notes with bitter coffee notes and a bit of chocolate. Taste is very similar, with a bit of a dark wheat flavor as well. Some batches seem to have more expressed coffee or chocolate notes, but it's always very good. Fine carbonation in the mouth, easily drinkable. The 7.5 fits it.

Never had it when the bottle has aged for awhile, living close to the brewery I've only ever had it on the fresh side. Curious as to what age (not in a barrel) does to it.

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4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
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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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,689 ratings
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