Allagash Fluxus 2013 | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with blood oranges.

Added by dar482 on 07-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
318
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
30
For Trade:
3
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours dark brown with 2 fingers of a khaki colored head. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, cocoa, smoke, coffee, hint of caramel.

Taste: Noticeable acidic citrus upfront, before yielding to more flavors of roasted malt, earth, slight smoke, dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, carbonation borders on high. Drinkability is pretty high.

Overall: Really good porter. The blood oranges are subtle, but do add some additional complexity to the overall finished product. It's priced a bit high for what it is, but putting that aside, I'd have this again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass. Reviewed from notes dated September 1, 2013.

A-The brew pours dark, nearly black and opaque. The head is mocha-colored. The head starts at about one and one-half fingers tall. Retention is decent, upwards of two minutes, but no lacing is left behind.

S-The orange flavors are obvious, which combine with a cocoa flavor, to give me the impression of orange-chocolate candy. There is also a lightly nutty character in there. The roast levels are pretty moderate and there is a bit of zesty pepper. Interesting.

T-The taste also provides heavy hits of zesty orange, and light and dark chocolates. The nuttiness is mostly gone, but there is a definite, malty, light-roasted character here. Hops are mostly in the background, but provide a bit of bitterness to accompany the orange. Unique, for sure.

M-The feel is lighter for the style with some carbonation. Drinkable.

O-This is a decent tasting "summertime" porter. The blood orange provides an interesting twist to the chocolate flavors and seems to contribute the drinkability. I don't know that I would drink this every day, but it provides a nice spin to the typical porter.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tan head. Looks moderately carbonated. Head recedes to a slight skim. Still looks attractive.

Smells of roasted dark malts with hints of coffee/cocoa notes. slight smoke and a caramel sweetness. There is a nice orange zest that I can kind of pick up on. Lends itself well even if I think it's just my mind playing tricks.

Taste is really outstanding. It's nicely balanced and the flavors don't overpower one another. I definitely get the roasted character and slightly burnt brown sugar midway through. And at the front of the tongue I get a slight citric note that melds with some roasted baked beans, oats, and dark malts. Hint of brown sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel is fairly full yet crisp enough to not let this feel sticky or viscous. A nice drinkable, somewhat reasonable abv porter. Very appreciative of that.

Overall, if this were a year round offering It might be my go to porter. I would have to try a couple more times to see if the subtle citric notes would get old but as of right now, I'm digging it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color almost black. There is a moderate sized dense light brown head that settles into a solid ring.

The aroma is earthy. Roasted malt notes mixed in with a woody or smoke scent. The wood notes are quite light. I don't really pick up too much blood orange. Overall the aroma is not all that strong.

The flavor is of roasted malt, burnt bread and anise. Some citrus notes but they get lost in the malt. Scorched caramel sweetness. The blood orange brings some rind bitterness as well. A dry charcoal note in the finish. A solid porter flavor but the additions don't really pop through.

The feel is light with airy carbonation. Mostly bitter on the palate with some sweetness coming through. Dry in the finish. Drinks well.

A good porter but I was expecting a little bit more. Worth a purchase.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- the way it oughta be. Dark, a finger of almost tawny foam, good laces, classic porter.
S - slight burn, some citrusy trace.
T - nice, smooth, balanced, choc/dark roast coffee/yeast & slight blood orange
M- smooth, smooth, smooth - slight bitter/dry finish.
O- ordered a second with oysters, quite good

Served in pint glass at The Pour House, Westmont, NJ

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Allagash Fluxus 2013 from Allagash Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 318 ratings.
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