Allagash Black | Allagash Brewing Company

2,656 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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Photo of Brianbosox
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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Photo of AdamL73
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Kuongming
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Bizoneill
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of allinthehead
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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Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MadScientist
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A very dark brown with a garnet hue and good clarity. The persistent head is made of creamy dark-tan bubbles that leave a light lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is dark fruit and moderately-light notes of the fruit and spice of Belgian yeast. It has a moderate dark fruit aromas of prunes and some plums. There are some moderately-light dark malt aromas of chocolate and coffee. The light alcohol aroma is soft and floral. There is a slight earthiness that might be the hops.

T: Smooth with the chocolate, coffee and malt sweetness dominating. A moderate dark dried fruit flavor with the yeast lending a bit of orange and light pepper notes. There is a light hops bitterness and little hops flavor. The balance is moderately towards the sweet with a medium-sweet finish. The aftertaste has flavors of dark roasted grains like chocolate, dark fruit and a light alcohol sweetness. There are slight molasses flavor that I catch here and there.

M: medium-full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a light alcohol warmth.

O: A rich and somewhat sweet Belgian with enough dark roasted grains to be a bit more stout than dark strong. There is a ton of flavor going on here. I really enjoyed this years ago and haven't found any for a while, since that time I've grown more partial to drier beers but still a great beer in it's own right. I'd still try this if I find it on tap but I won't be going out of my way for a bottle.

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Photo of Blanco
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of NickBeery
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.

A: Almost black, red-brown with one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Barnyard, coffee, Belgian spice.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Chocolate and coffee - roasted malt. Subtle Belgian spice and yeast.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Creamy but crisp.

O: Stouts and Belgian beers are two of my favorite categories, so I was excited about this. I wasn't disappointed. The beer is great as a stout, and the Belgian qualities to shine through.

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Photo of MikeF11
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MrBoh
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of gunpwdr
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of jk3
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of jessicapreuss
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Beermaine
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of williahd
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Thunder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cburns48
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of GotWad629
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head. It fizzes away fairly quick leaving a little bit of lacing.

Smells of spicy yeast, light roast, and some slight coffee.

The taste is very similar to the smell, spicy yeast, roasted malts and coffee flavors. It leaves a little bit of bitterness on the back of the tongue..just to let you know its still there. Nothing is too overpowering though. Its an extremely well balanced beer.

It's pretty carbonated, filling your mouth quickly. It leaves your mouth on the oily side then finishes dry.

Another phenomenal Belgian from Allagash. Easy drinking, well balanced, and great with a chocolate dessert.

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Photo of tronester
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black in color. Creamy, but somewhat thin tan head. Smells of cocoa powder. Taste begins with some sweet caramel, followed by some tart, herbal flavor, then some coffee, and finishing with a smokey, resiny finish. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a good beer, though a bit pricey for my liking considering how much i liked it.

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,656 ratings.
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