PNC Broken Elevator
Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Wild Ale
4.34 | pDev: 9.45%
Aug 21, 2022
Jun 12, 2013
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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Rated: 3.16 by BearsOnAcid from Massachusetts

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 18, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.21 by birchstick from Colorado

Apr 02, 2015
Rated: 4.53 by jgrevich from Washington

Mar 29, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by rab53 from Washington

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by Todd from Finland

Sep 30, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by spycow from Illinois

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 4.6 by Mertzy81 from Maryland

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by zachattack555 from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 5 by Greenplastic615 from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by sila5 from New York

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by JMFP from Delaware

Jun 09, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by amano_h from Oregon

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by jwhancher from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by McNazz from Colorado

May 06, 2014
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by Saudereth from Virginia

Apr 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Mar 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by woodchip from North Carolina

Mar 11, 2014
Rated: 5 by erialbill from New Jersey

Mar 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by KornWallace from New York

Mar 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Feb 17, 2014
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.25 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Feb 12, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Feb 12, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by mc4z from California

Feb 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by hayesjw from California

Feb 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Feb 09, 2014
Rated: 5 by dspinler from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by bishopdc0 from Maine

Feb 04, 2014
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Reviewed by dirtylou from Oklahoma

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.75 by dannyhead from Florida

Dec 31, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by anteater from Oregon

Dec 31, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by sfr26 from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by mfrigon from New Hampshire

Dec 17, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by bonkers from New Jersey

Dec 14, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by tneenan1 from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2013
PNC Broken Elevator from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 82 ratings