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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Allagash Black, our new Belgian style stout, is brewed with German 2 row barley, Torrified wheat and oats, balanced by a large addition of Belgian dark candi to give the Black a full and silky mouthfeel. Roasted malts give this stout its classic chocolate, toast and malty taste, and contribute to chocolate notes and a hint of roasted coffee in the aroma. The Black is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain and refermented in the bottle with the methode champenoise to make this beer truly unique. Availability: 750 ml bottles, 5.17 gal kegs ABV: 7.5% Original Gravity: 1.072 Recommended Serving Temperature: 55°F Recommended Cellaring Temperature: 55°F


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle share. Hazy dark brown. Aroma of Belgian yeast, chocolate, coffee, prunes. Taste is bittersweet. Creamy smooth dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jottis140 (10) - - DEC 13, 2014
A belgian black ale that pours, black... go figure. Rich malt aroma and flavor, with a touch of spice notes from yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly orange black with a resilient, pale beige to white head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, wood, herbs and pine tree. Flavor is sweet chocolate, candy, black licorice and cocoa. Finish is a tad bit tart and lemony. Unexpected!. Rather dry. Light to medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (677) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola brown, soapy tan head. Roasted barley aroma with dark fruit/raisin. The taste adds Belgian yeast notes and licorice. Smooth drinkable palate with low carb. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 I hate my tablet. How can my rating not have been saved? *Updated (slightly inebriated) Rating*. Purchased in town earlier today. $7.99 for the 750 mL bottle. (As a sidenote, astonishment exists to such a degree that I haven’t Ratebeer-classified this specific Foreign Stout before entering it in the database now. How couldn’t I? Get buzzed fast, I guess...for the majority of 1.3 years? Fuck.) To oversized snifter, it pours a samey mahogany/rust brown-tinted charcoal (black, dipshit), with which a watered-down khaki head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of pipe tobacco, candied sugar, dried lavender, blue agave syrup, roasted bartlett pears, Belgian yeast (no shit, dumbass), topsoil, cognac heat, and the faintest hint of fresh chopped mint. Tastes the same with the addition of black tea, graham crackers, noble hops, white chocolate, and avocados. A tinge, I guess you could say, of "hospitable earthiness", unripe blueberries, and cooking mushrooms (shiitake, silan, etc.), too, experienced at swallow. Undeniably fruitier than I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Enjoyable. Black red with tan head. Aroma is sweet candied cherry. Taste adds a smokey bitterness. Not great, but good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (254) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
BOD 156/14. Pours almost black with a quite a bit of dark ruby. Normal head with above normal lacing and retention. Light nose of chocolate, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and hints of dark fruit and roast. Medium bodied with a nice slick texture that hints at creaminess. Above normal carbonation with effervescence in the middle and finish. The excellent flavor profile is of reasonable intensity, quite complex and exceptionally balanced. It begins with semisweet dark chocolate over a very mild roast character. As the effervescent middle begins, the chocolate fades to candi sugar sweetness and more of the roast character is noted. As this sweetness fades, dark fruit notes come to the forefront. The finish is smooth, but has dry characteristics, and a bit of hop flavor and bitterness in addition to hints of coffee. A slight dark chocolate note lingers. The alcohol (7.5%) is totally hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (281) - Jamestown, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown to almost black with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, and belgian yeast strands. Taste of espresso, dark chocolate, yeast, and a hint of black licorice. Kind of an oily texture and pretty good beer. Allagash makes some great ones, can’t wait to try more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap poured into a snifter. Aromas of cacao come through with noted of roastedness and smoke. Secondary aromas include some caramel, and vanilla, and lactose. The beer is dark and nearly opaque with a brown black color and a creamy tan head. A thick, dense ring is retained with a wispy surface. Ample dense lace is left on the glass. The beer is a medium high level of sweet with a mild bitter. A creamy texture accompanies a soft carbonation in this medium-full bodied beet. The beer is primarily chocolate, but has smokey flavor notes, roasted grains, and raisins in the background. The finish is dry cacao, and is relatively clean. There’s a light chocolate bar and caramel aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"It would be a better beer at half the price. $10 for a B is a little much. Looks great out of the bottle, with a nice fluffy brown head and black body. Smells of dry chocolate and roasted malt and a hint of smoke, great smell, just a little weak. Thin body, i was hoping for a little more complexity. It pretty much tasted like 2/3 dry stout, 1/3 belgian. very dry on the finish. 2013 a little more cola colored than I remember, but the feel is better, so it evens out."


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