Allagash Black | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash BlackAllagash Black
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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
Ranking:
#2,807
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,669
Liked:
2,265
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
10.64%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
582
Trade:
7
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 156/14. Pours almost black with a quite a bit of dark ruby. Normal head with above normal lacing and retention. Light nose of chocolate, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and hints of dark fruit and roast. Medium bodied with a nice slick texture that hints at creaminess. Above normal carbonation with effervescence in the middle and finish. The excellent flavor profile is of reasonable intensity, quite complex and exceptionally balanced. It begins with semisweet dark chocolate over a very mild roast character. As the effervescent middle begins, the chocolate fades to candi sugar sweetness and more of the roast character is noted. As this sweetness fades, dark fruit notes come to the forefront. The finish is smooth, but has dry characteristics, and a bit of hop flavor and bitterness in addition to hints of coffee. A slight dark chocolate note lingers. The alcohol (7.5%) is totally hidden.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip pint and consumed 13 November 2014.

Look- Pours a deep chocolate brown, no head, no lacing, not especially thick but has a syrupy look to it. Nice.

Smell- Earthy malts, and hops. Anise?

Taste- Good stuff; rich malt, chocolate notes, a hint of spices, and that hint of anise from the nose shows up now and then. Hops in adequate quantity to keep malts in check but not a hop-heavy beer.

Feel- A little thin, but not bad at all. Not a ton of carbonation, but that works well for this beer. It has kind of a paradoxical "thin syrup" thing going on.

Overall- a distinctive beer with neat tastes and feel working for it.

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12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark brown with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: A nice mix of roasted malt, cocoa and hops
T: Matches the nose; balanced
M: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: Clean, tasty and balanced as I find most Allagash beers to be

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Allagash Black from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.9% out of 100 with 2,669 ratings
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