Allagash Black | Allagash Brewing Company

2,650 Ratings
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BeerManDan
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The color was a very dark brown, with a medium amount of tight tan foam and not alot of lace on the side of the tulip glass.

The smell had a burnt, overroasted aroma of malts, coffee, semi-sweet chocolate with a hint of, also burnt caramel.

The taste was had a very bitter finish. The burnt mixed with the bitterness was not what I expected in a dark Belgium Ale.

Overall, not my kind of dark belgium ale, to much bitterness, but, the turn off was the Burnt Flavor on the palate and tongue!

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4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Easily the darkest Belgian I've seen...along with Trois Pistoles. Had this at Kuma's in Chicago, so it really fit the metal theme.

Smell: Clove and yeast like White, but Black replaces banana with chocolate and oatmeal. I like this better.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like a combination of a Russian stout, an oatmeal stout, and a dark Belgian. Dark fruit and candy with a full-bodied oatmeal backing.

Overall: Can't wait to have more Allagash.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled November 2011

A: Pours an opaque but clear extremely dark brown in color (almost black) with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some reddish brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits (plum) with some candi sugar sweetness and moderate notes of roasted malts and roasted coffee. Extremely light notes of piney hops.

T: Moderate flavors of roasted malts and freshly roasted coffee along with some lighter notes of dark fruit (plum). There are some notes of candi sugar along with some light to moderate amounts of bittersweet chocolate. Very light notes of piney hops. Light amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable - there are really nice smells and taste with well hidden alcohol. The beer has a smooth mouthfeel and is definitely one I would like to get again and again. Overall this is a well balanced beer where the complexity increases as the beer warms.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

OMG, this kick ass. I dunno if I can explain it, so just go get it. Here's a try: black beer, full body, really flavorful, little carbonation, huge taste that stays on your palate.

Why are you still reading this review? Go get some of this beer!

Thanks for reading this luddite review. Enjoy.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a Bruery tulip glass

appearance: lovely red-brown with persistent head

smell: coffee, chocolate, smoke

taste: coffee, black licquorice, dark fruits

mouthfeel: watery, a little effervescent

overall, a nice ale, but not one I'll be searching out again

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,650 ratings.
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