apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Sierra. Great color and nose. Aromas lead it to be higher than 7.5 but overall a great smooth flavorful beer.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
douglas88 (8333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mansquito (5206) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.