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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from DrewFace. Pours black almost zero head. Aroma is roasted coffee with a bit of Belgium funk, maybe a bit if sweetness. Taste is pretty mild, probably because it is almost flat. Taste is a bit sweet, with some fruity esters from the yeast. Good, but way under carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (482) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a deep dark black color - no head with vigorous pour. Aroma is sweet, roasty, chocolately, dark fruit. Not as much roast in the flavor but still there, sweet, dark fruits, rich chocolate. Lacking carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1316) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Had on tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Pours jet black. Thin tan head. Roasted t and spice on the nose. Coffee. And dark fruit also. Yeasty. Aalto very sweet. Too. Much so. Heavy mouthfeel decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
Poured an opaque black with a hint of mahogany around the edges. Three-finger light tan foamy head that retained poorly and laced with curtains. Aroma is mild with hints of molasses and chocolate. Taste is very very sweet plus with roasted grain. Medium body. Smooth but very very sweet plus with a burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
I really liked this one. Pour black, but when held up to the light you see some light. Aroma of roasted grains, a little coffee and Belgium spices or the yeast strain. Tasted awesome, roasted grains, coffee, slight taste of chocolate and a taste of that distinctive Belgium flavor. It’s very drinkable even at 7.5% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (289) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours deep deep brown - near black but walnut in the light - with a foamy tan head of substance. Aroma is burnt roasted malts, ash and subtle darkfruits. Maybe a whiff of booze too. Taste is a cross between a Belgian and a stout. Mild notes of dried darkfruit balanced with roast malt and coffee. Brown sugar and slightly burnt bitter aftertaste. I prefer a pure Belgian or stout, but this is a beer with some craft to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear dark dark brown - white head. Roasted, chocolate, licorice, light eastery, fruity, caramel, yeasty, sweetness, light vanilla, weak body. light light smokey/ash. Boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardjay (3) - - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
not much of an aroma, but good clean taste. a little blander than expected. malty. no aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
*12 oz. bottle* Look: Dense dark brown body with velvet hues. 1/2 finger off white head. Smell: Chocolate, roasted grains, slight molasses, char notes a little spice, hints of coffee beans. Taste: Roasted malts, smooth chocolate, coffee beans, with a subtle touch of vanilla, charred wood, hints of red apple skin, dry and bitter finish. Feel: Light body, intense carbonation. Overall: This stout is clean. For it being a Belgian style stout, I thought there would be a little more yeasty funk to it. The flavors are nice yet are delicate, not in your face stout quality. The carbonation pulls away some of the subtle flavors that are enjoyable. The body could be more bold as well. This is still solid, well polished and well crafted. This just doesn’t scream "World Class" to me. This brew is worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (957) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Malts hold a bit of smokiness and the color is completely back with a nice fluffy head. Good stuff!

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