North Sky
Allagash Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - English
Ranked #16
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,123
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 7.58%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
15
From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, dated 9/01/20

Very dark brown, but not quite pitch black. Tan colored head, decent lacing. Roasty, but with a touch of the Belgian yeast, a little fruity. Fairly dry. Mwdium bodied.

Today at 03:24 AM
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oberon from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 9/20/20.Pours more a deep walnut brown with a thinner lighter tan colored thin head atop.A nice mix of deeply roasted coffee and milk chocolate,a nice mix of sweet and coffee,by far the best attribute of this beer.Flavors are more sweet than the nose gives off but still has a nice coffee/roast element to it,chocolate notes meld into a sweeter caramel-like finish.A little thin but not out of whack too much,the aromas make this beer.

Tuesday at 09:56 PM
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can into a shaker pint glass.

Pours a deep cola brown color with a hefty, effervescent khaki head. The head has solid retention, leaving a significant amount of cobweb lacing as it dissipates into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings notes of roasted barley, smoke, and dark chocolate with some hints of burnt coffee and dark fruits.

The flavor is a bit sweeter than expected, bringing notes of chocolate, vanilla, fig, and caramel. There's some light roast and char with a roasted coffee finish. Pleasant, but not as roasty as expected from the style.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Exceptionally smooth and dry. The drinkability betrays the higher ABV.

Overall, this is a very good english stout. The flavor doesn't quite bring that roasted barley punch you'd expect from the style, but it's still drinkable and smooth as hell and absolutely worth your time.

Oct 18, 2020
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: It pours very dark brown with a brown head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: It has a combination of smoke and roast to start. There is a bit of chocolate in the nose with some dark fruits and vanilla.

Taste: The flavors are roasty with back ground smoke and chocolate. There is low chocolate and dark fruits.

Feel: It has a silky smoothness to it with a medium full body.

Overall, a nice beer with good combinations that work well together.

Oct 16, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

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

Canned 9/1/20; drank 10/11/20 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge, noisy khaki head; a thick curtain of lace.

Fresh earth, Belgian yeast, mild chocolate & faint cream notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Fresh earth & medium roast coffee bean flavors up front; mild milk chocolate & faint Belgian yeast notes on the finish.

Robust yet drinkable; English yet Belgian. A nice amalgam.

Oct 12, 2020
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LeRose from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark coffee color, not quite black. Some faint red highlights against the light. Rocky tan head that falls to a massive island and and perimeter ring lying at glass' edge.

Smells immediately of roasted malts followed by coffee and some cocoa. A bit of vanilla and some floral and herbaceous hops.

The taste is pleasing to me. Strong dark malts, just a little cocoa and some bitterness. Almost a vegetal and more herbaceous hop note than floral,but make no mistake - this is a malt-driven brew. It blooms as it warms, the flavors building in strength but remaining in harmony. I get a bit of charred smokiness on the finish that I enjoy. As it lingers, I am getting an impression of Swiss Miss hot cocoa - with marshmallows. Not strong, just there on the palate and in the nose after the swallow. Nice counterpoint to the charred character.

Medium bodied, a little slick, carbonated appropriately for a stout. Although there a slight aftertaste, it is a clean finisher, nice dryness. Slight alcohol warmth, and I suspect that the well-hidden alcohol could sneak up on a person since this is pretty easy-drinking.

This is an enjoyable offering from Allagash and I would recommend giving it a try.

Sep 28, 2020
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LarryV from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brownish-black with a bountiful tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa. For me, this was love at first taste. Creamy mouthfeel coats your tongue in roasty, hoppy goodness. Not too sweet and a noticeable hoppiness that follows the luscious taste. Slight hints of vanilla emerge on the finish. Just a great stout, really enjoyed this one. Would definitely buy it again.

Sep 27, 2020
North Sky from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 15 ratings