Fluxus 2010 | Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Weighing in at 10.3% ABV, it is one of the strongest beers that Allagash has ever brewed. This beer utilized a unique brewing process that used wort from a smaller brew, as the "water" for mashing the grain for this brew. Maine grown barley was used as the base for this grain bill that also included a blend of three roasted malts and oats. Fluxus was appropriately hopped with both US Saaz and Glacier hops. Just before knock out, fifty pounds of Taza roasted Cacao nibs were added to the whirlpool. The result is a thick, sticky stout with tons of both roasted and chocolate flavors, aromas of tobacco and cocoa, and a surprisingly sweet, creamy finish.

Added by Brez07 on 08-10-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks, Praveen and Sigita.

Pouring black with a dense, dark brown head with good retention and nice lacing, this looks solid. The nose is wonderful. Tart, fruity, roasty, chocolate-y, mildly lactic, moderately funky, this is deep and complex. Earthy, mild mushroom, cherry pits, cacao nibs, a subtle creaminess are all present. The palate opens tart with a blend of lactic sourness, sour cherries and unsweetened dark chocolate. Very quickly, a creamy, coffee-like sweetness also appears, along with a moderate funk - earth, mushrooms, some Brett funk. The cocoa flavors are quite excellent, even though this beer is as old as it is - rich, layered and flavorful with a nice blend of roast, chocolate and fruitiness. Sour on the finish with the lactic bite pairing nicely with the cocoa and the cherry fruitiness. Very nice, even though I'm not sure this was supposed to be a wild beer.

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3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
1.93/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

750ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A; Pours jet black with a two finger tan head. The head settles a bit, but retains at a quarter of an inch. Small clumps of lacing remain.

S: Wet grain, an intense chocolate aroma, some roast and char. Subtle fruity scents of plum and tart cherry. Not a very complex nose; the chocolate seems to weigh it down.

T: Wet grain, lots of roast and char. Smoke. Milk chocolate builds a little. Huge wash of tart cherry crushes everything. There is something very wrong here. Finishes with chocolate and char.

M: Creamy and very smooth, medium body with a nice roundness. Very little in the way of carbonation.

O: This is a beer that I forgot about in my cellar for a long time. It was kept under proper cellar conditions for about two years. At 10.3%, it probably should have fared much better. Something is very wrong with this beer. Infection?

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Once again, the only way I'm really able to try this stuff is because of a discounted bottle. Allagash truly needs to rethink their pricing structure... That bit of economics ranting aside, this stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises deep cocoa, roasted malts, and a touch of black smoke way in the back. The cocoa is a bit much, but not enough to tank the experience. The taste brings in more of the same, with the same strength of cocoa, but now it's aged in a bad way, coming across more fruity, more malted-milk-ball-sitting-at-the-bottom-of-the-Halloween-pillow-case. It just doesn't work here. The body is a hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, I feel the past couple of years hasn't been kind to this stuff, regardless of how the brewers may feel it ages. The cocoa is still strong, but it's like the musclebound geriatric who thinks he can still take you, when the reality is that he's just gonna have a heart attack and die on you. Either way, you're not having a fun day at the nursing home.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of russwbeck
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amazingly found on-tap at Mount Snow in Vermont in 2012. I thought they served me the wrong beer at first. I was pretty happy about it when I found out what it was.

A: Black pour with more than a few fingers of mocha had. Retention is great, lasting well through the duration of the drink. Tons of lacing. 4.5

S: The aroma has a surprising amount of wheat. Dark fruits and chocolate provide the base, and roast lends a nice balance. The wheat is a bit strange. 3.5

T: The taste focuses more on the dark fruits, I'm assuming because of age. Like chocolate and roasted malt, the wheat is present again. Sort of a confusing brew. 3.5

MF: Medium body with a bit too much carbonation. Can't say this has a great drinkability. 3

O: Glad I tried it, but it wasn't great. If you have any of this left...drink it before it gets worse, or wait and see what happens. 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 5/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark red amber, appearing black. Thick, creamy two finger dark brown head with nice lacing. Aroma of dark malts, unusual estery component, coffee. Taste is dark malt with a strong sour component. Dry bitter chocolate, dark fruits, licorice and coffee. The nibs give a chocolate component to the finish that is nice. An uneven flavor that is complex, but too sour and not integrated. An interesting take on a stout, but not one I feel I need to revisit.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Fluxus 2010 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 112 ratings