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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:
#2,900
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,681
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cbmcguire
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Very dark brown with a three-finger tan head produced by moderate pour. Decent retention and lacing.
S -- Doughy yeast, roasted malts, dark chocolate, pepper, and a hint of coffee.
T -- Less exciting than I was anticipating: pretty much your standard stout, focusing on well-roasted barley malts, coffee, and dark chocolate flavors. A little bready sweetness comes through, which is really the only "Belgian" aspect that I can taste. Slight vegetal/sour aftertaste.
F -- Silky and smooth
O -- Nothing much to complain about in this brew, but unlike some of Allagash's other offerings, I can't say it's worth the ~$10/4-pack pricing.

79/100

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Photo of kdivers
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz short bottle into chalice. Bottled on June 29th 2016.

L: Deep dark brown (almost black). Finger width frothy beige head. Slowly recedes.

S: Rich cocoa, chocolate, charcoal, sherry, currants.

T: Follows the nose closely, cocoa and chocolate, currants and almost a char hint. Solid flavors and decent complexity but something is off for me. Have to retry this another time.

F: Medium body, crisp, oily.

O: I don't know what it is but something is off with this beer.

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4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: opaque; cola brown - doesn't lighten up much at the edges; less than 1 finger light brown head that receded quickly to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: bittersweet chocolate first, then strong black coffee with dark fruit; a hint of pepper and vanilla;

T: deeply roasted grains and dark fruit up front; yeast comes forward in the middle and stays through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: nice complexity, especially in the aroma;

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,681 ratings
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