Chia (42) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a beautiful large puffy tan head. color is a deep dark black . aroma contains hints of espresso and toasty malts , caramel and a very subtle metallic hint. This beer is great and tastes much like it smells. hints of coffee, toffee, toasted malts, with great smoky hints.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little thin for a stout but overall very good. Not quite opaque with some ruby highlights peeking through. Roasted taste with chocolate and some coffee.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée avec des amis chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de de chocolat avec une pointe de petits fruits foncés. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #1849)
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dad picked me up another one when he was in Maine, so I decided to go on and open my own bottle. Wow! Typical Allagsh here - no disappointments. I have been waiting for this day for years - my favoirte brewer to brew a stout. Pops off and instantly fills up the air with some coffee and chocolate smells. Smell also has plenty of roasted malts, and some sweet smells as well. Has that typical Allagash smell that seems to either be love or hate - pretty sure it is their yeast. The taste has that awesome signature Allagash flavor that I expect with every beer they brew. Full flavored, full bodied, roasted, full of chocolate, rich. Just an amazing foreign stout - the best I have ever had. An awesome stout for those people who are maybe still kind of shy of them. Fucking awesome beer! I could be partial since this is my favorite brewer..... but then again, maybe not.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head that settled to a ring. Aroma of some sweet chocolate and roasted malt. The flavors were pretty similar with more light chocolate, roast, and a pleasant moderate malty sweetness. Smooth carbonation, medium body.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
PIB, tap... Poured deep, dark brown with amber highlights and a thin, off-white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate. Flavors are pretty mellow, a chocolate emphasis and toasted malt. But not really above the bar like I’d expect from Allagash. Finishes with smoked malt.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with a lasting light tan head. The aroma is kind of light. Roast, chocolate, all the usual suspects. All the flavors are pretty much balanced all the way though. A bit of roast, and a bit of chocolate, and a bit of char. Medium/light body with a pleasant amount of carbonation. Roasty dry finish. This is a fine beer, but not really as complex as the finer examples of a foreign stout.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer. Wow am I glad I got to try this. $4.75 for a pint instead of $12 for a bottle, and at a bar too..I was surprised to say the least. The roast on this one is very light, and it tastes of fresh toffee and caramel instead of traditional burnt coffee and chocolate. Very welcoming ale that drinks like a potently flavorful low-alcohol because of how smooth it is. Toffee, dark and light, and heavy caramel are the extent of the complexity of this beer, but it was extremely enjoyable.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled with the phoenix crew... reddish blackish brownish color (mix and match, take your pick) with orange at the edges. it’s topped by a creamy tan head which leaves some spotty lacing. mellow aroma of grain, chocolate, floral belgian yeast, some coffee/nuttiness and a hoppy/herbal/stick-like dryness. the flavor is very familiar yet i’ve never tasted this before... woodsy, malty grain, chocolate, toasted nuts and a little yeast. dry mildly bitter finish. a very pleasant grainy coffee aftertaste lingers for quite a while. medium-ish body. terribly light and drinkable. creamy soft carbonation makes this so silky and smooth. this beer is really warming... not hot or boozy. rather there is something comfortable about it?...
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small ring of tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, and sweet roasted malt. Flavor of lots of coffee and roasted malt, some peanut brittle and roasted nuts. A nice body- very rich, silky, smooth, and creamy. So drinkable for a stout. Quite enjoyable. I would like to see more Belgian characteristics in this one however.