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RATINGS: 901   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1288) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a scant tan head. Aromas of heavily roasted drip coffee and not much else. Taste is roasted malts coupled with banana yeast esters from the Belgian yeast strain. Ehh. Flavors of clove, banana, coffee. Finishes semi sweet and pretty clean. Solid effort, but I really don’t like the heavy ester notes that come with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2166) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Draft at Jack’s Bistro. Served not too cold, smooth, medium creamy body and low carbonation. Tastes delicious, like burnt toast, dark chocolate, lightly astringent alcohol, syrup, dry malt. Smells like alcohol, chocolate, and a little nutty. Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a blend of coffee and maybe licorice (?), interesting combo Appearance- Dark amber colored with a tannish small head Taste- Strong well balanced coffee & malt mix Palate- medium bodied with light carbonation Overall- A great beer (I haven’t had a bad one from Allagash yet)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DurinsDraft (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
caramel, bread, chocolate, nuts, toast, roasty, amber, red, brown, black, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, creamy, thick feel, lively. A stout that comes as close to perfect as you can get. The only thing stopping it is that it just doesn’t quite have the mouthfeel that a dark brew should, as if they held back giving it that motor oil feel. Do not be fooled though. This beer is top notch. Pair this with a good brat on a cold day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2550) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Poured brown, almost black, thick beige head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was caramel, some chocolate and some yeast/grain and some spice. Very good tasting beer spices and malts are nicely balanced with coffee notes, quite enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clueo (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a nice root beer colored brown with a small head. The smell is chocolate and coffee and the taste carries through and finishes well. An incredibly drinkable Belgian style stout!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6504) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from BOTW. Black with a fine, low head. fragrant nose, Belgian yeast, spicy, coffee, wood, soy sauce, dark chocolate. Sweet and fruity up front, then dry and roasty. Very Belgian stout. Well burnt in the finish. Very complex. Not my personal favorite style, but this is very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2296) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Purchased at Shaw’s in Auburn, Maine. Pours a dark brown colour with a big frothy beige head, good retention and some lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and candy yeast. Milder tasting but with a nice balance between bitterness, sweetness and roastiness. Goes down nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (314) - - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a translucent brown (cola color). A bit of a funky nose - malt, cola, but overall somewhat unpleasant. Taste is pretty good, though - some chocolate, licorice. Somewhat light bodied. Maybe a little too much carbonation. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Ruby black with a nice beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, dates, currants, Belgian candi sugar, honey, subtle hint of leather. Medium bodied, lightly sweet on the palate with a hint of balancing bitterness, slightly spicy finish. Taste is dates, raisins, dark candi sugar, caramel, hint of oak.


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