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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:
#2,923
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,682
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of Fatehunter
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. No head, only a faint covering, dark amber to brown colored. Bubbles visible.

Smells spicy, molasses, black licorice, yeasty and roasted malt.

Bold and rich flavor. Roasted malt, some sweetness at the beginning, bready, lots of burnt malt at the end. Complex profile and perfectly put together.

Light and "fluffy" texture. Low carbonation.

Incredible! Just a bit more on the appearance and this is near perfect.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Meridian Pint in DC, beer is black / brown with a thin weak head of tan bubbles, low retention, low carbonation. No lacing, looks OK.

Aroma is roasty with a mild yeast ester character.

Beer is medium to light in body, sweet up front, yeasty in the middle, the finish is dry and bitter from the grains, I guess this is suppose to be like a Belgian Stout? Not really enjoying it, not a repeat.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-a dark chestnut brown with brown highlights and a thin layer of tan head that quickly disappears to leave some lacing on the top

S-rich malt, dark fruits, and light coffee and molasses

T-Taste is similar to the smell. Rich malt and dark fruits gets the Belgian part of the beer and has a bit of a roasted malt and coffee taste to go with the stout part. A very interesting combination of two styles.

M-medium body, medium carbonation, and a slightly dry roasted finish

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Interesting combination of two styles that seems to work very well. I will look for this again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear black with a touch of brown at the edges. Small tan head reduces fast to a partial coat, but there's enough carbonation to produce some lacing.

A fruity, yeasty aroma that's more like a hefeweizen than expected. Flavor is a cross between a Belgian PA and a wheat beer. It has a relatively high hop/malt ratio for style. Spicy from both the yeast and more subtle hops.

M: medium body; somewhat lively carbonation.

O: an interesting and well balanced ale.

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,682 ratings
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