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

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#3,207
Reviews:
735
Ratings:
2,706
pDev:
10.64%
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4.2
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review of Allagash Black is from a bottle I aged in my basement for the past few years. Not exactly sure how old it is, but it's at least 3 years old.

Black pours, well, black into the glass with a small light tan head. As the foam fades away it leaves lots of spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is rich and malty. Smoke, dark fruit (cherry, strawberry), molasses and brown sugar are present. There's also a nuttyness in the aroma.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and smooth with light carbonation. The flavor is rich with roasted malt and nuts, followed by a touch of strawberry. It finishes dry and slightly bitter. Once gone the dark malt and strawberry lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty beer that's easy to drink and ages very well.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dated as Batch 29 on the label.
Slowly poured into a standard pint glass.

A: It poured to a huge four-plus fingers of dark khaki and very foamy head that disapated to about half a finger and left some nice lacing.

S: It has a candy sugar sweet aroma, and there are also hints of sweet dark fruits and dried fruits. Also, there is a slight hint of funky Belgian yeast and just a little bit of alcohol booziness.

T: The taste has plenty of sweet dried fruit flavor consisting of raisins, figs, and plums; and, there is also just a little bit of a tart bite. There is also just a hint of Belgian yeast funk, but not too much.

M: It has a medium body, and it is very smooth. It also leaves a little bit of a slick mouth coating.

O: A very nice stout. The dried fruit and the little bit of Belgian yeast funk work well together. Also, the little bit of tart bite nicely balances with the sweetness and the dried fruit.

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Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,706 ratings