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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2008
7/5/08 at the Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is mostly true stout, with cream, sweet roast and only the lightest of fruity esters. Appearance is very dark brown with a well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is roast malt forward with moderate bittering, mostly from toast. There’s good creamy sweetness throughout. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a moderate carb texture. Overall, not as Belgian as expected, but that certainly doesn’t hurt this well made stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Sampled at Bockyhorsey’s Bocky Bash on 7-5-08. Dark brown pour with a ring of foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt, with some chocolate and caramel sweetness. Flavor is all of that, with a sour fruitiness hiding in the background. A little lighter than I was expecting in the flavor and on the palate, but really a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle tasted at the 7/5/08 Bock Bash locals tasting. Pours a clear dark brown with bubbly tan head. Nose is coffee, cocoa and bakers chocolate. Taste is coffee, mild chocolate, some hops and a bit of funky sourness in the finish. Light to medium mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2361) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
malt berry fuit alcohol chocolate and nuts wow a magnanimous brew that is creamy to its beige head. touch of vanilla licorice and hop a wonderful aroma....i ask how good can a brew get? strong flavorful and with a great palate and fantastic balance and it doesnt bowl you over. had it colder than 55 but it was still great. alcohol that most old or even strong ale’s wish they could copy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3519) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle Pours out a almost black topped with a tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and nuts. Tast more of the chocolate. I also picked up a lot of nut tast along with some roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Black, roasted malts, Chocolate, coffee, Dark fruits, caramel, hint of vanilla, a little nutty, light bit of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2008
What a fine ale. Had this on tap and I was so pleased with the balence of this beer. It was strong but not overpowering. Had a large tan head that lasted through the session. flavour of malts and berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Dark brown/black color with a fully foaming and long lasting head of foam. Intricate nose showcases notes of cocoa and roast, as well as dark fruit notes of syrah grapes and blackberries. Flavor has nice balance, but is perhaps a bit sweet. Similar notes as in the aroma, lots of sweet dark red fruit notes. Could have more dark malt notes to improve it. Overall, it’s a well made ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffe (3) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008 does not count
Reminds me of a roasty-tasting dubbel like Maredsous 8 but more so. Fruitiness of the yeast seems to outdo the roastiness, which is more present in the finish. Vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5165) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2008
From a 750 ml bottle. Perfectly black body with a persistent and stick to the glass dark tan head. The aroma was rich with some milk chocoalte and a little bit of chicory. There is also some roasted peanut. The taste has some light milk chocolate mixed with almonds. There is also a little bit of espresso, but it is faint and in the finish. Nicely done and good example of what I expect from this style.

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