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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Black pour with thin tan head. Sweet roasted malt with some spices in the aroma. More roasted malt with coffee anda little dark fruit, lingering bitterness on the finish. Nice and viscous on the palate with effervescent mouthfeel. Very nice beer; expect nothing less from Allagash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Sample from WBF in Durham. Very dark pour wnd not a very big head. Roasty malt barley on the nose. Toasted bread. Chocolate and dark fruits. A mix b/w a quad and a stout perhaps? Surprisingly light palate. Damn, I wish this were cheaper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Solid. Dark chocolate. Roasty but not too roasty. Subdued but complex fruit--hints of a Quadrupel. Light hops, not roasted malt, provide most of the bitterness. This beer is a success.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Draft at Sierra. Great color and nose. Aromas lead it to be higher than 7.5 but overall a great smooth flavorful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2008
bottle. black pour with thin head. aroma is sour, light fruit, coffee, yeast and light chocolate. coffee and chocolate. rich flavors but nice light body. some fruit. creamy. good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8333) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5206) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (550) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - 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.

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