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Allagash Black | Allagash Brewing Company

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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:
#2,891
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,678
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

It has been too long since I last had this stuff, so it's nice to find it on tap at my favorite haunt. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises light dark chocolate and very light roasted malts. Everything is too vague and ethereal to get a good read from. The taste brings in more of the same, though everything is quite stronger, and there's the added bonuses of some very light anise and a hint of a spice medley. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, despite a meek smell and a slightly thin body, this stuff ain't half bad. As the prototypical Belgian stout in the States, I can easily appreciate the effort.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Tall, foamy, light khaki head with ok retention and poor lace. Dark cherry wood body with bright cranberry highlights.

S - Dusty roast grains and dry cocoa powder.

T - Dry roast coffee. Milk chocolate. Tart grape skins. Copper penny aftertaste.

M - Relatively light frame.

O - The label says belgian stout, but BA has it down as a belgian strong dark ale. I'd tend to agree with the latter.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a deep inky black. A rigorous pour leads to a big over 3 fingers worth of frothy light tan foam. Leaves tons of spotty lacing against the glass.

S - notes of city roast coffee. Spicy notes of clove and white pepper. Hints of bakers chocolate become more apparent. Apple and pear fruit with some hints of red apple skin.

T - dark bread and light notes of coffee grinds up front. alomond milk. Sweet juicy orchard fruit flavors in the middle. Peppery spice character on the backend. Long spicy finish.

M - medium bodied with a texture of skim milk. High carb.

O - interesting. Strange orchard fruit intertwining with the dark malts are unusually satisfying.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,678 ratings
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