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:
2,655
Reviews:
728
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
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174
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is typical for a stout, black. The head is very tall and light, similar to other Belgian style beers.

Smell is very light. Nothing much to speak of. Has a light general Belgian style beer smell to it. It does not distinguish the fact that it is a stout.

The taste is a very smooth, light Belgian style stout flavor. Not major notes to speak of except for a light hint of dark chocolate bitterness. The ale says coffee-chocolate but the coffee is nowhere to be found in my opinion. Compared to a coffee stout, this has none of that.

Mouthfeel is very thin for a stout, has small bubbles reminiscent of the bubbles from the red chimay. Smooth drinking, with a mouthfeel that isn't too thick to enjoy more than one.

Overall this beer is pretty decent, but I have a hard time finding anything about this beer that I would dub as special. It's surprisingly light for a stout which makes it easier to drink than most American stouts but comes up short in the flavor category. Overall a great beer for those looking to make a stout a session beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Super dark brown almost black body with a finger of cappuccino head that dissipates to a think silky layer.

S: Fruit forward, cherries, apples, raisins, and fig pudding. Loads of roasted chocolate, dark and milk with a dank grainy background. Roasted barley and charred molasses with herbal bubblegum, clove, cinnamon, cardamom and banana esters.

T/M: Sticky roasted/smokey grains and sweet fruit background. Super balanced. Charred molasses with cinnamon, cayenne and dark chocolate covered raspberries around earthy almost dirty base followed by chalky yeasty. Mouthfeel is silky but becomes almost foamy on the swallow. Finishes dry and full of spice and smokey residue. A touch of coffee cones through at the end.

O: Complex with several layers of flavors developing as the session progressed. It was almost like having a different beer with every sip. Multitudes of fruit, chocolate, and roasted malts develop a terrific brew. Will have this again soon. Cheers!

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,655 ratings.
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