Black | Allagash Brewing Company

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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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I wanted a beer one night while in San Francisco and I saw this beer in a 4 pack and it caught my attention. I decided to give it a shot. The first thing I noticed was the very mild smell, I don't know how to describe the smell but it makes you want to taste it. The taste is one of if not the best stout I have ever tasted. It has an amazing flavor while still being very light and mild (allot of dark beers make you feel like you just ate a meal). I would recommend this stout/beer for anyone who enjoys a flavorful beer. If you aren't a fan of darker beers trust me when I say give this one a chance it combines the best aspects of beers, Dark: Great Flavor without being bitter like allot of darker beers, Lighter: Very light with a mild taste that makes you want to keep drinking it.

I have for sure found my new favorite beer.

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A: Very dark brown, practically black. Nice tan colored head with weak retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Fresh roasted coffee malts, both bittersweet dark and milk chocolate, with some hints of dark candied fruit, wood, and Belgian yeast.

T: First of all, huge malt profile. Amazing roasted coffee and semisweet chocolate flavors. Astounding. There is just enough earthy Belgian yeast to balance the body from a stout to a Belgian style. Fresh oats, barley and the Belgian yeast enhance the malt flavor in the body even more. Smoked wood is present, along with the dark fruits such as grapes and pomegranates. Beautiful coffee flavored aftertaste.

M: Malty, sweet and bitter. A fantastic balance of flavor. Medium body with high carbonation.

D: If this were just a teensy bit less carbonated, i would call this a perfect brew. Still an A in my book though, for sure.

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