PNC Broken Elevator
Allagash Brewing Company

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From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 8.94%
Ratings:
80
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 15, 2016
Added:
Jun 12, 2013
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  3
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: Collaboration with Monk's Cafe (Philly), Falling Rock (Denver), Toronado (San Francisco), and Brouwer's (Seattle). Brewed in 2010 and aged in various oak barrels, then blended in April, 2013 from the following barrels:
198 - wine barrel used for Interlude
241 - wine barrel used twice for sour ales
362, 363 - bourbon barrels that once held Odyssey & Black Stout
561 - new, uncharred oak
770, 775 - bourbon barrels used for Curieux
771, 772 - bourbon barrels used for Curieux (different lineages)
773 - 1st use wine barrel
776 - bourbon barrel, topped off with pediococcus-spiked stout
777 - bourbon barrel
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3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this is a fine glass of beer, but sometimes there is just too much going on, and this is both the victim of that, and of perhaps too lengthy of an ageing period. on tap at falling rock, it was brewed so long ago, i think its gotten probably quite a bit more sour than it was intended too. vinegar abounds, with harsh acetic acid that cuts through a lot of the flavor. with all these different barrels that housed all these different beers and spirits, the blend is just a bit messy. i get the wine and the bourbon of course, but its all muddled together to the point where any special features or unique nuances are lost in the shuffle. almost more wood than grain in this dark red colored nearly brown brew, char and sweet at the same time, lots of tannins, wine dried fruitiness, citric sourness, really bacterial and hard to drink much of. sits heavy and harsh in the gut, hopefully boosting my immunity or something with all these wild things run amok in here. some cherry with the wood and the acid at the end. sometimes you get so complex that its hard to appreciate the whole, and that is certainly the case here. some may love it, i found it messy and way too sour. would have been curious to try this one when it was first blended.

Dec 15, 2016
 
4.21 by birchstick from Colorado on Apr 02, 2015
 
4.53 by jgrevich from Washington on Mar 29, 2015
 
4.37 by rab53 from Washington on Mar 14, 2015
 
4.75 by Todd from California on Sep 30, 2014
 
4.75 by spycow from Illinois on Sep 28, 2014
 
4.6 by Mertzy81 from Maryland on Aug 28, 2014
 
4.5 by zachattack555 from New Jersey on Aug 12, 2014
 
5 by Greenplastic615 from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2014
 
4.5 by sila5 from New York on Aug 03, 2014
 
3.75 by JMFP from Delaware on Jun 09, 2014
 
4.5 by amano_h from Oregon on Jun 08, 2014
 
4.5 by jwhancher from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2014
 
4.5 by McNazz from Colorado on May 06, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

On tap at Monk's Cafe Mad Monday

A- Pours black with some ruby hues creeping through, small white foamy head that reduces completely.

S- Smells of dark currant, blackberry, wild grapes, sharp oak and vanilla, the dark fruit definitely overwhelms the aroma.

T- strong, puckering flavor of wild dark grape up front with notes of sweet currant and concord grape kicking in mid-palate. Sweet berries and slightly acidic vinegar on a dry and puckering finish, with more grape on the linger

M- Medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry, puckering finish

O- this was one of the highlights of the Mad Monday event for me. Our table went through three glasses of it and I actually preferred the taste over Consecration. Very well done.

May 05, 2014
 
4 by Saudereth from Virginia on Apr 07, 2014
 
3.75 by yourefragile from District of Columbia on Mar 19, 2014
 
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2014
 
4.5 by woodchip from North Carolina on Mar 11, 2014
 
5 by erialbill from New Jersey on Mar 11, 2014
 
4.25 by KornWallace from New York on Mar 11, 2014
 
4 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Feb 25, 2014
 
4.25 by jaymo18 from Virginia on Feb 17, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

Pour is black with a light brown head. Fruity cherry, lots of the Flemish sour come through in the nose. Smells a bit acetic with some unique dark malt. Taste is fairly acetic, lots of sour cherry and traditional Flemish sour flavor with an interesting chocolaty, dark malt note. Light body. Really strong carb, a hint slick.

Feb 14, 2014
 
4.25 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Feb 12, 2014
 
4.75 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Feb 12, 2014
 
4.5 by mc4z from California on Feb 11, 2014
 
4.25 by hayesjw from California on Feb 11, 2014
 
4.5 by spark3148857 from Ohio on Feb 09, 2014
 
5 by dspinler from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2014
 
4.75 by bishopdc0 from Maine on Feb 04, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dirtylou from New York

on-tap x2, @ Burgundian

I had no idea this beer even existed so it was a pretty nice score given the crazy barreling involved. Dark garnet in body - biting carbonation, red wine, leather, black cherry, wood, heavy tartness. Great stuff - not sure if this will surface again, but we can hope

Jan 26, 2014
 
4.75 by dannyhead from Florida on Dec 31, 2013
 
4.25 by anteater from Oregon on Dec 31, 2013
 
4.25 by sfr26 from Pennsylvania on Dec 30, 2013
 
4.25 by mfrigon from New Hampshire on Dec 17, 2013
 
4.25 by bonkers from New Jersey on Dec 14, 2013
 
3.5 by tneenan1 from Massachusetts on Dec 12, 2013
 
4.5 by fdig23 from Pennsylvania on Dec 09, 2013
 
4.75 by Tuckersmth from California on Nov 27, 2013
PNC Broken Elevator from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 80 ratings