Ughsmash (6913) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium reddish-orange with a nice thick cap of beige head. The aroma picked up a rich blend of toasted darker fruits paired with spicy yeast, green apple, and mild sherry-like oxidation.. wafts of herbal and vinous notes surround, and everything came together well. The flavor had a decent deal more peppery alcohol than I was looking for, but it still held together fairly well.. sweet pears and greener vinous notes with more dark spices.. the back-end found faint chocolatey and drawn caramel sweetness.. finished spicy and warm. Medium-plus bodied and hot on the palate with high carbonation as expected.. the carbonation really made it pop, and helped the flow across the palate.. still a bit too boozy for me.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly enjoyable stuff here. Wonderfully ineffable nose, with lots of chewy maltiness, light fruitiness, with ample carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel, with alcohol coming in on the finish but remains nicely masked. This is nicely drinkable, a tad on the lighter side, and not the most amazingly complex beer from Allagash, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to BDR for sharing. Surprisingly, red in color. Lots of malt and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruit in the flavor with an herbal quality, along with oak. Well carbonated, lots of bubbles on the palate. Sweet with fruit, and just a little alcohol. I like this.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of artusory and shigadeyo. Hazy amber/mahogany, minimal head. aroma is very bland in general. Some residuel sugar and faint fruit and nothing else. Flavor has a bunch of caramel and light fruity yeast esters. Pretty one dimensional for a belgian. Not overly impressed.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle-Pours a burnt amber with anice tight tan head. Aroma of malt, sweetness, citrus. yeast, and apple. Taste begins with the sweetness, apple, and malt and then follows with red licorice. This medium to full bodied brew finishes with a bit of dryness. Another great brew from Allagash. Sorry to see it go.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours muddy copper with a nice tan head that looks like this is going to be creamy.. Spiced, baked apples, dried fruits, biscuit malts in the aroma. Very Nice! Smooth, slightly spicey and creamy. Flavor is a tad more fruity and sweet, not as complex as the aroma but good. A good beer that I’d say is on par with the quality of this brewery. Happy to drink this, but sad to see it go.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged bottle. Small tan head with spotty amounts of lacing, murky, and an orange brown hue. Nose was malty, sweet, yeasty, fruity, notes of toffee, mildly hoppy, and some spicyness. Flavor was sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty, some caramel, and some toffee.Medium in body. This did not taste as good as I was expecting from Allagash and it ended up being a disappointment considering this is one of my favorite beer styles. The flavor seemed out of wack for the style IMO.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caged & corked. Poured with a big muddy river-bottom-brown with its attractive glisten arriving in the head. The aroma is fruity and yeasty at the same time, an interesting invitation. At the first sip, the brew is sweet in a grapey way. As it warms, the beer’s complexity begins to shine through ... yeasty, candied sugar, and even a bit of caramel. Quite the assault on the palate. (#3349, 3/17/2008)
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sept. 2007 - Beer pours caramel red/orange color, decent head and good lacing. Aroma of spices and caramel. Flavor was sweet caramel, some spices, candied sugar. Sweet with a sour zing that I didn’t find pleasing. Just ok.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a murky brown orange color with a thin beige head. Melted toffee, dark fruit and alcohol in the nose. Toffee sweetness, some dark fruit, and a little wet card board in the flavors. I found it really sort of disjointed for a Belgian Strong, but still an okay drink.