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

Served in a wellington glass. (my favorite glass).
Bottled November 2011.

Appearance: very dark brown, almost opaque a tan head little lighter than normal rising to maybe half an inch.

Smell: Light yeast with light chocolate; good but light I personally prefer a deeper smell (FYI).

Taste: Robust bitter dark chocolate but light not overwhelming with the right blend of yeast.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, sharp texture, you might not be able to see the bubbles but you can sure feel them.

Overall: Pretty good beer, little different considering the what it is representing...dark, robust, and overall tasty. Salud!

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

2010 mid year purchase and cellared properly.

Pours two fingers of a white creamy bubbly head. Black body from afar, deep brown on the edges. Clear body on the first pour and some yeasty haze on the second.

Smells of rum raisins, fig and other dark fruits. Some yeasty fruit and light peppery notes. Light alcohol and phenolics.

Tastes like a trappist beer in a few ways. Big dark fruit, light roast or toasted malts. Light earthy notes mixed with some juicy plum and figs. A hint of alcohol and quite a bit of pepper on the finish

Medium thin bodied, high carbonation. Quite dry, peppery and spicy on the finish.

Overall this is a very solid belgian dark. Big yeast fruit and pepper character, subtle dark roast/toasty malt character with a dry finish. Quite drinkable but not quaff-able due to the carbonation and yeasty pepperyness. A bit pricy but for a special occasion, which this was, worked out quite nice.
$9.50 for a 750ml back then

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