Allagash Fluxus 2010 | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Fluxus 2010Allagash Fluxus 2010
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 112 ratings
Allagash Fluxus 2010Allagash Fluxus 2010

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Double / 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.

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of sprucetip
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Gorgeous, prodigious dark mocha head is foamy on the inside, with big bubbles on the outside. A couple of inches fades gradually to a finger, leaving only spotty lacing. Pitch black.

Without a swirl I get chocolate, boozy heat, and a little roast. It's all richer and stronger with a swirl. But the booze is strongest and dominates to some extent.

Malty sweetness forms the background for mild roast, a touch of booze, a little licorice, some dark fruit, and is accented by roasty/hoppy bitterness. It gains depth and complexity as I sip.

Strong bottle conditioned carbonation, fairly rich full body, medium high viscosity, noticeable warming, and a bit of bitterness on the back end.

Excellent beer. Very unique and well executed. It's complex, balanced, and nuanced. The booze is strong in the nose, but not the taste or feel. I was really lucky to score a bottle of this in Portland long after it was gone from the brewery.

 943 characters

Photo of nickd717
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft review from Sept. 2010.

Pours darkest brown in color with a substantial tan head sitting on top, and good lacing.

The aroma is really excellent, rather intense yet balanced, with chocolate, roast, tobacco, sweet toffee, and floral hops.

The flavor has sweet toffee as well as chocolate malts, earthiness, roast, coffee, chocolate, a little rubberiness, and more hops than average for the style.

Smooth and full-bodied with soft carbonation. Not too syrupy as some imperial stouts can be.

A very solid beer overall. Hopefully I’ll get to try this one again.

 569 characters

Photo of dasenebler
2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750mL, Summer 2010.

Dark and ominous with a huge tan head. Nice retention.

The nose is surprisingly fruity for a stout, lots of roast.

Very tangy, borders on sour. Actually, this might be slightly infected. I remember tasting this stuff fresh, and it was magnificently roasty, chocolatey and rich. Now it's kind of a mess. Oddly fruity and pruney. The roastiness still comes through big time, but the sweet, chocolate character is muffled, and the alcohol presence is a bit on the hot side. Carbonation is nice, but for an Imperial Stout this stuff seems thin.

Least impressive beer I've had from Allagash. Oh well.

 620 characters

Photo of BeerNemesis
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Allagash Fluxus | 750 ml. | 10.3% ABV | 2010 vintage

Brewer: Allagash Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
Glass: crystal mug

Matte black with a gloriously fluffy cocoa head.

Chocolate, leather, coffee, scotch.

This is a complex beer! Bitter cacao dominates the opening, followed by waves of coffee, oily hops, allspice, pepper, and hints of scotch here and there. The alcohol is remarkably well hidden. And while rich dark chocolate is the first flavor I identified, and one that endures well into the aftertaste, it is not cloying or even particularly sweet.

Thick, rich, and velvety. A joy to swish!

I am very impressed by how balanced this is. Bitter and sweet, oily and parched each take their turn, but not one steals the show. I do wish, however, that it had just a bit more kick.

Would I get it again?:

Bottled: 2010
Served: August 17, 2011

Price = $17.95 at The New Beer Distributors (NYC)

 984 characters

Photo of YumYumGumGum
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very inviting pitch black with a moderately tan cap and some lacing. Indicative of an Imperial burnt chocolate stout. Very sexy.

S - Great smell, definitely get a heavy does of burnt chocolate, some roasted coffee and other malts. I could've smelled this one all day. Great example of roasted scents. I would gauge that there was a spectacular effort put into tempering this brew to get these scents from the malts.

T - A little bit of a let down. I like sours but certainly not mixed with this style. Very bitter as you will note from almost every review but this one had an almost sour milk character that turned me off during my dinner which was centered around beef.

M - Fine. Medium light carbonation, not a lot of body. Not a traditional imperial by any means.

O - Very different, Allagash makes great stuff, but this one was just puzzling. Very well made but kind of an awkward mix of flavors. I would recommend for the people that like the bitter cooking cocoa taste.

 983 characters

Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: black in color with a 1/4" head that breaks apart quickly. No lace develops.

Smell: roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate are all detectable by the nose.

Taste: big roasted malt flavor,dark bitter chocolate, coffee, prunes, alcohol, and a moderate bitterness are most prevelent.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Light prickliness to start and smooth at the finish. Long alcohol laced aftertaste.

Overall: very slow sipping beer. Alcohol was a bit overwhleming after a while, so the small glass was appreciated. Big flavored beer.

 546 characters

Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to stormking47 for this bottle, which I believe is the last from a fantastic Secret Santa box (or is it? who knows what surfaces when the cellar is stirred...).

Pours black & fizzy for a big, bass-add stout, & a couple ounces are left in the bottom to keep the brew clear of any accumulated yeast. Smells like Belgian yeast, chocolate, foreign-born malts.

Fluxus 2010 is a beer with a lot of gender confusion going on. First impressions are everything, & this beer shook my hand with a raisin, then belched prune in my general direction. What the hell? Underneath this nose-wrinkling quasi-fruit assault, there's a spritz of bitter chocolate & malts flitting in & out of the mess, too. The influence of Belgium is noted as well. Halved this big 750ML bottle with my wife, & half of a bomber is going to be more than enough.

Just a strange beer, & not high on the Appeal Scale. I'm unsure if the prune puree parade is intentional or a byproduct of a failed experiement, but this one just didn't do anything for me. Mediocre.

 1,036 characters

Photo of nhindian
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into an Allagash cervoise. Bottle generously provided by thagr81us as an extra in the 'Nice Piece of Glass CIF', thanks a ton Calton!

A - I really don't know how Allagash does it, but every single beer of those has the most insane head on it that is like whipped cream and lasts forever. You would never tell by the look of this that this is an imperial stout that's pushing 10%, as it builds a magnificent tan-colored head, 3-fingers in height with just absurd retention. It is densely packed, creamy smooth, and is composed of thousands of minuscule bubbles. The color of the beer itself is midnight black, and the only light and semblance of color to arise from is at the very bottom of the cervoise where it's at its thinnest. The lacing is fantastic as well with a generous amount of foam covering nearly every single inch of this glass. Another amazing looking Allagash beer.

S - The smell is good on this as well, but perhaps not as awe-inspiring as the appearance. There is a decent amount of roastiness in here, but not all of it is attributable to coffee, as I'm not getting a whole lot of espresso here besides a bit of bitterness. I was also expecting a lot more chocolate than what I received as this is marketed as being aged on 50lbs of nibs, but I'm not getting an extra-ordinary amount. It does give off a nice amount of sweetness, though. The thing that surprised me the most about this nose was that it's slightly tart and funky at the back-end. I'm not sure if that's the yeast that Allagash used, but it's not completely off-putting.

T - The roast does come through much more strongly in the taste than in the nose, that's for sure. The mix between this, the oats, and coffee gives it a slight tobacco feeling, or perhaps a little bit of leather. It's interesting, but it seems to overshadow the chocolate again, which again is underwhelming. The thing that compelled me to this beer was the chocolate and I'm just not getting a lot here. As it warms and in the finish it does come across bitterly, but I don't think I'm too far off-base to be expecting more here. Again, it has some fruit, like tart cherries, which is an interesting contrast to the roast and malts. Speaking of the malts, they carry the load here, with the overall roast and a good amount of oats.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with good carbonation. The head and body are very creamy and smooth, probably due in part to the oats, which makes it pleasant to drink. The lingering feel is bitterness, slight tartness, and tobacco, as if I just took a drag from a cigarette.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. It's good, don't get me wrong, but it was just a little off from what I was expecting. The roastiness becomes a little much, and the chocolate needs to be in the limelight more. I am not getting any alcohol though, so that's a plus!

 2,864 characters

Photo of scruffwhor
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a black, to fudge brown hue with a medium tan head. The head is about two fingers after the pour and recedes to a thin ring, then nothing.

Teh aroma is powderey ad slightly tart cocoa, not cacao. Roasted malts enhnace the cacao's tart cocoa aroma with coffee and roasted bread crust.

The taste starts with the great roasted malt bill. Notes of coffee and light dark chocolate. The cacao jumps up in the middle to the finish. Powdered cocoa with some tartness is the main flavor I get from the cacao.

The palate is powdery, chalky, with a well carbonted finish. Very interesting stout.

 599 characters

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage

A:Poured a nice black color with good carbonation and a nice tan cap

S: Nose has lots character. I immediately noticed grapes, big grapes, plums, a hint at a fig or two some cocoa, booze

T: Very good. Grape juice infused? Just kidding. I found the a mix of white grape and dark grape to be very upfront. Plums, figs, cocoa, booze, hints at some tobacco and vanilla

M: Big body with a wine like texture

O: Good drink

 433 characters

Photo of HopHead84
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


2010 batch shared by Patrick at Church on Sunday, thanks!

A: Black with a big creamy light brown head. Nice retention and scattered lacing.

S: The aroma is pretty unique. Light smoke and leather notes accompany dark chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla. The chocolate profile is pretty unique, almost Belgian in character. There's a subtle plum element in the background. Faintly nutty (macadamia?), with a restrained roast. There's a decided and insistent coconut presence that makes this quite interesting.

T: Rich dark chocolate and cocoa with coconut, nuts, a little tobacco, and evident vanilla. Very rich and complex. Roasted malt is mellow. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Lower full body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is silky, chewy, and creamy.

Overall: A unique and enjoyable Imperial Stout. Recommended.

 831 characters

Photo of sidetracked
2.27/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours black with a substantial medium brown head that lingers well.

Smell is light roasted malts, fruity esters, and cherry mixed with an off putting medicinal aroma.

Upfront taste is sweet chocolate and roasted malts which follow through to the finish. The finish is an odd combination of fruity esters and chocolate mixed with some medicinal notes and cherry--bittersweet. Quite chocolaty overall.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall not very impressive due to the off smell and flavors. The body could be beefed up a bit too. Not sure what they were going for here.


 590 characters

Photo of Satchboogie
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:
On tap at Armsby Abbey

A: Black with about a 1/2 inch of tight mocha brown head that doesn't want to evaporate.

S: Belgian yeast, chocolate, hint of coffee.

T: Lots of yeast, chocolate, a little fruit (somewhere between ripe and dark), roasted malts, a little coffee, and a touch of licorice. A little alcohol on the finish. The roasted malt base seems a bit on the light side, it's not exactly robust nor do any of the flavors really jump out at you. It's reserved.

M: About a medium body, high carbonation. Fairly smooth albeit with a bit of an alcohol bite on the end.

O: Not a bad stout, but not that memorable either. It's a lighter-sided RIS with belgian yeast (and more light fruit than dark).

 728 characters

Photo of Bendurgin
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip. This one was a gusher! Lots of tan head on this with a dark brown body.

This smells kind of smokey with a little bit of cocoa to finish off the aroma. Really big dark raosty aroma to this one. Kind of a bitter cocoa flavor; seems to be souring a little bit though. Maybe my bottles a bit off.

The feel is full but the carbonation is a bit explosive. Overall this isn't bad, I'd say I have an off bottle. Wish I had a good one but oh well, this still isn't too bad.

 489 characters

Photo of NorCalYeti
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

taste- chocolate, toast, malt, new oak, belgian-style yeast

color- dark brown

clarity- pours clear but dark and dense in the glass

smell- cocoa, roasted coffee, powdery notes. aromas not overly present

body- a lot of exciting hop bite at the front of the mouth, long warming bitter finish, soft on the palate, almost a cooling feel on the edges of the tongue. body is pretty lean, not thick and weighty like other stouts/imperial stouts

appearance- dirty-brown head with good lace retention, active carbonation when agitated. head is the consistency of egg whites when first poured, really something to behold. active carbonation that makes the beer look like it's breathing after it's poured

overall impression- lean stout style with a good balance that hints at its belgian stylings but not overly so, which i like. would have liked a little more body and thickness in the mouthfeel

notes and comments- website recommends colder serving temperatures...i think you lose a lot of the character of the beer if it's served cold. this strikes me as a belgian style stout based on its flavor profile. this is part of their limited series of beers with a different recipe every year. beer leaves a sticky film on your teeth. easy drinker with high alcohol, beware

beer spy- the trappist, oakland ca, fall 2010, 750mL bottle

glassware: tulip

 1,344 characters

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 32oz growler to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/6/11

A: A reasonably forceful pour yields a one finger head that looks like chocolate mocha froth. As it dissipates, there is an abundance of gorgeous lacing that rims the glass. Rich mahogany in color.

S: Chocolate malts and alcohol esters hit the nose first, and quickly evaporate into an off-putting coppery, ironish and altogether metallic intrusion into my nostrils. I thought it may be my glass, but sadly it's not as I try another vessel with the same outcome.

T: Boozy sweet, malt and hard caramel toffee. As it moves further back on my palate, I get a lot of unsweetened dark baking chocolate. The finish keeps in line, as it's slighty burnt and smoky.

M: Slick like oil. Not quite what I'd expected. The carbonation level is reasonable, though this is not an overly viscous impy stout.

O: Not the badass beer I was hoping for, but it's certainly not a bad brew either. The biggest putoff was the nose - it really kept me from wanting more then a sip here or there. If the Allagash crew could get that worked out, they have the makings for a reasonable stout here.

 1,124 characters

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes...Nice pour, jet black big puffy mocha head with grabby lacing. Aroma is confused between coffee, deep cacao, and licorice/vanilla, but these aroma all fight and aren't in harmony. The flavor is much the same. Component flavors cocoa, vanilla, big coffee, and tobacco are there but fight one another and end up being an acrid mess. Super dry with a day long finish that tastes of cigar tobacco and ash. I'm glad my drinking buddy ordered a beer he didn't like and I did cause we traded. Won't be revisiting this one, and Allagash is one of my favorit breweries.

 581 characters

Photo of Duhast500
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at the brewery Portland, Maine. 08-08-2010

Poured form the 750ml bottle into an Allagash flute.

The color is completely black with no highlights and three fingers or so of foamy brownish head and thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is funky with some chocolate malt aroma. Some serious dark malts in the nose with a Belgian like aroma that is quite interesting, not sure where this is leading.

The taste is black licorice with a sweet malt flavor. Some cocoa powder is there that is a bit dry with some creamy flavor that leads into a bitter, dark chocolate flavor.

This beer is pretty big with the body feeling a bit expansive. It feels like it is heavy but has handles ie.. there is a smooth, drinkable feel that makes this so down easy and is not more than anyone can handle.

 796 characters

Photo of bishopdc0
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Allagash flute glass. The beer is dark with a generous head formation. The head is very dark one of the darkest heads i've seen. It laces well and provides a consistant cover lasting to the end.

The aroma is interesting roasted malts mixed with a subtle licorice. The german hops and yeast present a spiced flavor which mixes with chocolate malts.

The taste is very interesting, It has a similar mouth to their Black, Big chocolate and roasted flavors present as a smooth carbonation builds but not harsh. There are also flavors of vanilla and yeast. Very unique i've never found a beer with the taste.

The mouth is very pleasant smooth, velvet and full bodied

Overall, I love this beer it was also only $5 on draft at Novare Res hard to compare to any other beer but it was great

 798 characters

Photo of broken22
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Allagash is a pretty neat brewery. I have come to know their other beers and especially love the Curieux (so good). I've never had the chance to drink one of the Fluxus beers before so this is my first.

After finding something cool to shoot with the cork I poured myself a glass. A decent head formed and hung around for a bit. While I was waiting I noticed that the beer was not all that fragrant. I had to put my nose to the glass to get a whiff. The beer smelled lighter than the darkness that poured out and it kind of had a little bite of a sour note. Never knowing what to expect flavor wise with Allagash I proceeded with caution. Taking my first sip I was relieved that it was not a sour beer. I like sour beers I just was not in to mood for one. The beer tasted like grapes to me. I don't know maybe my taste buds were messed up but grapes. The taste was also bucking my expectations for a dark beer. The mouth feel was nice and light. While this beer formed a decent head there was not very much carbonation. I said that the first sip tasted like grapes. The end of the beer still tasted a bit fruity mixed with a decent brown.

In conclusion I enjoyed this beer. The flavor was interesting and by interesting I mean enjoyable. I wouldn't put this at the top of my list yet but its pretty darn good so pick one up and try it. My local beer stores in San Diego are selling a big bottle for $18.99.

 1,409 characters

Photo of Phelps
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks go out to boralyl for providing this bottle. Wanting to figure out the genesis of this brew: I found this: Fluxus 2010 is the result of a unique brewing process that used wort from a smaller brew as the "water" for mashing the grain for this brew. The grain bill boasts a blend of three roasted malts and oats; it's hopped with both Saaz and Glacier hops; and just before knockout, 50 pounds of roasted cacao nibs were added to the whirlpool. Let's see how it worked out...

Pours from the bottle all thick and viscous-like, glugging without hurry and softly yet swiftly crafting a huge, three-finger-tall head of mocha foam that looks like it would hang out all night if I left it. The liquid below is an inky black, providing nice contrast to the foam gripping the sides in sheets, stripes and webs. Stouts don't get much prettier than this.

In the nose: prunes, milk chocolate, vanilla and a very light hint of coffee along with a fruitiness that reminds of Belgian yeast, with pears and clove.

The flavor is similar -- prunes, raisins, oodles of cocoa powder and that odd Belgian yeastiness. It's weird, like a cross between a dry stout and a tripel. Dry, slightly tangy finish. I have to admit, it wasn't working for me at first, but the flavor has grown on me as I've made my way through the bottle.

The carbonation is a fizzy medium, massaging the tongue a bit before filling the mouth with soft bubbles. The body's plush and medium-light - a little less full than I'd like, but not bad. Alcohol is fairly noticeable, but what the hell -- this thing is 22 proof.

Like I said, I wasn't digging Fluxus 2010 upon first sip, but it grew on me. If nothing else, it's an interesting take on an imperial stout.

 1,729 characters

Photo of TJBurgess
2.82/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into my Goose Island stout glass from a 750.

A: poured a nice dark brown, but a huge frothy head overtakes half of the glass. Meh. 3.0

S: Nothing spectacular. Cocoa and a roasty / smokey hint. There's a fruity undertone that is also prevalent. This could be really interesting or a train wreck. 3.5

T: oops. That didn't work. There's a fruit sweetness at the back of my tongue followed by a chocolate flavor, but finishes brutally bitter on the tip. My tongue responded by imploding. There's a lot in this, but unfortunately it does not work well together. 2.5

M/D: Mouthfeel is good, smooth for the style with not nearly the amount of carbonation as expected from the initial pour. Drinkability is tough. I had a 12 oz pour with roughly the same still left in front of me that I'm not sure I can finish. 3.0/2.5

Skip it. For the price, there's a ton of better options.


 897 characters

Photo of kbutler1
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Poured into a NB tulip glass a dark brown color with a slight tan head. Roasty, chocolate, and slight molasses with some smokiness. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. The taste is pretty interesting, starts off with a slight sweetness followed by a roasty chocoloate flavor with leather and a bitterness that isn't that great at the end. Both the taste and the aroma has an odd flavor and taste that throws me off and I'm not sure if I like it or not.

 464 characters

Photo of mothman
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Andrew for sharing this one.

Poured into in NB Globe glass. Pours 1 finger of tan brown head. Color is near black. Good retention with some thick lace.

Aroma: I get an odd flavor from the nose. It is boarder-line smoked. It also has some leather to it. A bit of marshmallows with some vanilla. Chocolate bitterness.

Taste: Cocoa and chocolate powder. Pretty bitter chocolate. Vanilla again. It tastes very Belgian. Also has some fruit flavors to it. Some smoked flavors. Very odd.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, creamy, and a bit velvety. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry with notes of a cigar.

Overall, this was an odd beer. It had some different flavors going on with it. Somewhat drinkable, but not something I'd seek out.

 750 characters

Photo of xnicknj
3.01/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into snifter glass - thanks to cjo for sharing

Pours a viscous black with a thin tanned head, fades quickly to cloudy film with a ring of lacing.

Somewhat unusual nose w cocoa and molasses, a hint of odd funk/bitter.

A little bitter and strong up front with unusually large alcohol immediately. Cocoa with some pine and citrus hops. Some molasses and syrupy sweetness. Finishes with weird citrus and dark sweetness uncomfortably complimented by some boozy warmth.

Full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and slick. The flavor is weird and off, feels like multiple styles were combined in a bad marriage. Kinda tough to drink for sure.

 661 characters

Allagash Fluxus 2010 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.1% out of 100 with 112 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.