Black | Allagash Brewing Company

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BlackBlack
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

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#3,306
Reviews:
735
Ratings:
2,709
pDev:
10.4%
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4.2
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the Winooski Bev in Vermont in July. Poured in to an Allagash goblet.

A - Damn near pitch black with a couple fingers of tan head. Very nice lacing.

S - The coffee dominates, followed by chocolate and charcoal. The faintest smell of dark fruits. The Belgian yeast spiciness starts to appear once the beer is warm.

T/M - Bitter chocolate, some dark fruits and coffee. Warming alcohol towards the end. Moderately dry finish.

O - Not as good as I remember from tap, but not bad either.

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

Sometimes Raul is put in a place where "it is this, or it." His baby mama once gave him said ultimatum, and lets just say this: old ma is currently knitting in the next room. So, like this Allagash Black that Raul just ingested, it was pretty much "that, or it" - and Raul quite enjoyed it.

Not Coca Cola fizzy, not thin, not insipid... Raul was pleased. Order it again, maybe not. But it was solid for what it is.

Yep!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma here is rather muted...both out of the bottle and when in the glass. There's a roasted, coffee or dark chocolate aroma here....like a light stout more than anything. I don't really get the sweetness from the candied sugar on the nose. It really smells a lot like a light stout. I'm sure it won't TASTE that way....that's just my deviated septum nose here.

Pours jet black in the glass, as expected...head is rather thin. Nothing to write home about. Is what it is.

The taste is pretty interesting. It's actually what I wish most "sweet stouts" would taste like. The roasted note is there, though reserved (as it was on the nose). Light chocolate malts as well...a note of coffee perhaps. But there's also a definite candied sugar presence there that's side by side with the malts and is every bit as pronounced.

This isn't a bad beer at all...it's certainly different. Basically a light stout with the infusion of candied sugar. Goes down pretty easily.

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Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,709 ratings