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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 750 ml bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours a mostly black color with some red edges. A thick light brown head. The aroma is very nice; a sweet and rich fruity malt. Also some yeast, coffee and light milk chocolates. The flavor was excellent; toasted malts, rich chocolates, some sweet dark fruits, a bit of yeast, and a slight bitter coffee bean and hops. A excellent mouthfeel; rich and creamy. Just a great beer. I drank the 750 with ease, and wanted more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Pours black with a tiny bit of transparency at the top. Thin carbonated head with some thick dense lacing. Strong molasses aroma, soda water, alcohol, cherries, and a tiny bit of chocolate. Strong coffee flavor upfront, followed by creamy chocolate and a mix of berries. Mouth feel isn’t thick, but not thin. Very drinkable and throughly enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4066) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Big fat tan head and a purely black body (surprised?). Smells pretty sweet and fruity with some roasted malts in there. Beer itself is kind of syrupy and has a slight taste of alcohol. A sort of Belgian feel is in the beer. Chocolate taste throughout, but in a different way than you would typically expect from a stout.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (539) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2008
750 ml bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a massive 2-inch creamy tan-colored head over a raven-black body with tan edges. The head holds retention well and provides solid brown lacing. The nose is fruits and sour yeast. Flavors are rich and malty with notes of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee, toast, and subtle yeast in the forefront. Medium carbonation and full body. A good, solid stout, but nothing really special or complex going on here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
The pour reveals a black color with a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and coacoa. Very good flavor of coacoa and roasted malt with some dryness and then bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Not one of my favorite from Allagash, but it’s still pretty enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3725) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Dark beer, but not really Black. Foamy tan head that left attractive lace on the glass. Lots of cereal grains in the nose with chocolate notes. Very light mouthfeel like I would expect from the wheat/oats. Nice chocolate, roast grains and burnt toast flavors. Lingering burnt coffee and burnt toast in the finish. Very easy drinking and tastey beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty aroma with lots of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted malty chocolate finish with some hoppy hints. Very nice one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Average in size khaki fizzy head into black body with good lacing present. aromas of moderate coffee and chocolate with some moderate hops and some burnt malts. Also some vinousnous. flavors is initially lightly sweet and moderately bitter and finishes moderately bitter. long finish duration. dry sticky mouthfeel. pretty good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours dark brown out of the bottle before settling in as a pitch black in the glass with a fluffy off-white head. Lacing was excellent. Roasted malts and hints of coffee in the nose. The taste is also dry and roasty with dark chocolate and a bit of roasted coffee in the taste. There is definitely a Belgian yeast presence in the background as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated with a very dry finish. This is a very nice and different stout from Allagash. Highly drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcox90 (1678) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2008
750 ml bottle, Batch #4. Pours a black color, which when held up to light, reveals itself to be a very deep brown with see thru edges. 1/2" off white head with some minimal lacing. Nose is malts, some chocolate & yeast. Palate is silky smooth, yet with a fair amount of carbonation. Taste is a funky mix of the Belgian style yeast and the usual stout flavors of roasted malt and chocolate. Very interesting brew. If you get a chance to try it, do it!


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