VastActiv (4991) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Allagash Brewing Company, Portland. Colour is clear dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, chocolate, softness and roasted malts. Very interesting fruity stout.
boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Black Eyed Sally’s: This one pours a fairly opaque black color. There was just a bit of a tan head that left a little lacing. Good nose. Some chocolate, roasted malts, breadiness. The taste is very good. Belgian ale meets stout. Chocolate, some roast, breadines, faint dark fruits, maybe a hint of raisin.
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a minimal beige head. Aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, and toffee. Taste is sweet with some molasses, toffee, and caramel. Like a liquid Heath Bar. Hellz yeah. Overall very tasty.
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a Belgian ale glass. Roasty, yeasty aroma. Very dark brown appearance. This stout has quite a bit of complexity, with nothing in the mix being too overwhelming. The balance of yeast, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and sugar flavor is subtle and well done. Medium body with a creamy mouth feel and a bit of a bitter coffee finish. A decent brew.
sdg (148) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown to black color, light brown head - Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, maybde some hints of ash, rather earthy hops - Taste is medium to heavily bitter - medium to full body, rather creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation - long and bitter finish. Nice.
eRock_2013 (379) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A true crossover brew, this offering from Allagash features both stout and Belgian aspects, with a strong roasted coffee appearance and flavor, along with a sweet Belgian yeast contrast. Some chocolate cocoa flavors as well. Mouthfeel is only an average smoothness with a slightly bitter roasty finish. I found the flavor profile exceptional but everything else is just par for the course.!Decent and different, seems like it has weaker points but a distinguished beer overall.
Cimbasso (620) - - JAN 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dark, almost black beer, with a foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and dark berries. Rich taste of chocolate, coffee dark raisins. Not too bitter with a creamy, full mouthfeel. A very good stout with enticing aromas and a rich, complex taste. Excellent.
eduardovl (1278) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a deep black color forming a creamy and solid tan head with good retention but only few lacings left in the glass. Nose is roasted and sweet with strong notes of dark chocolate, licorice, candi sugar and roasted malts, of course. Grassy hops profile. Flowery. Taste follows the nose, sweet and roasted upfront taste. Notes of dark chocolate, licorice, candi sugar and roasted malts. Grassy hops. Medium bitterness. Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Roasted malts and dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Good drinkability. Strong Belgian character.
Itzjerm (1975) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2016
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don't know why this has good reviews? No aroma light bottle and sweetness. Mouthfeel thin. Peppery taste bitterness alight astringent flavor. Not my thing.
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RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in LA. Pours deep black with ruby tinge, off white head. Roasted malt and some hop sourness on the aroma. Chocolate first, coffee and distinct astringency on the finish. Not sweet at all, moderately dry and bitter finish with a little hop aroma. Medium carbonation, very creamy, medium body. Not sure if the Belgian yeast is contributing any character, but it’s a nice stout.