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RATINGS: 987   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: 55įF Recommended Cellaring Temperature: 55įF

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours dark brown, almost black. Foamy, cascading brown head. Pleasant aroma of vanilla, anise, chocolate malt, oak, and a kind of yeasty funkiness. Watery mouthfeel in terms of a stout. Some roasted malt and chocolate, but no coffee, bittersweet chocolate, or smokiness. Instead, there is the fruity-yeasty tastes one would expect from a dubbel. Anise, molasses, and some prune flavors come out when it warms. I hate saying this, but an overall disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5312) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Very dark brown with a moderate light tan head that settles to a lid and a full sheet of lace. Mildly sweet aroma, with sweet grapefruit, zest, dark candi, dark chocolate, mild roasted malt. Very dark chocolate flavors with hints of vanilla and licorice. Body is quite light, but seems right for this brew. Fairly acidic. Rather dry finish and the linger is offers some dark charred malt. Some coffee grounds come in and out of the flavors. An interesting brew. To me this is on the lighter/thinner side of a foreign stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 On tap at Ebenezerís. Iíll start off by saying that this is sort of an odd beer, especially to be produced in America. Roasty and toasty throughout, but I really didnít get too much in the way of chocolatey stoutiness nor Belgiany fruitiness. Itís not necessarily a problem that this beer doesnít seem to fall into any category, but I didnít find it to really create a nice niche for itself either. Mouthfeel also not strong in either the way of stout-solid or Belgian-silky. Again, overall I found it to be odd. (Not that I didnít enjoy it...) Further commentary posted 7/28/08...from bottle, rather heavy mouthfeel, nothing particularly interesting in the flavor, odd mesh of the bitterness and sweetness, no need to return.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2008
not so impressed here. nose lacks much, some coffee. notes of roasted barley, cocoa, malt. palate is biting at the end and relatively flat. on tap @ the map room

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Dark black body with a medium creamy tan had. Sweet chocolate, light roast, hints of molassas, and a touch of caramel in the aroma. Sweet light cocoa flavor, more roast, a touch of belgian sugar. Medium full mouthfeel and moderate carbonation and a very smooth sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
750ml bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Lots of chocolate, toffee, caramel and dark fruit on the nose. The flavor is lightly sweet with roast, milk chocolate, molasses, prunes and ash. Medium/full body is soft with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2008
750, corked and baled. Pours more like "Allagash Dark Mahogany": clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a super-lacy beige head. Aroma of coffee, molasses, nuts, smoke and fruit. Creamy medium body and moderate carbonation. Lots going on in the taste, which starts moderately sweet with chocolate, coffee, bread, toast, licorice, smoke, raisins, pine and leather all contributing their parts to the whole. A little ash on the exit that I could do without, but this is pretty darn tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
from Holiday. Dark brown with a tam head. Roasty chocolate and Belgian yeast aroma. Milk chocolate, orange, and roasty taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, mabel, jerc & mds - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Dark ruby-brown with a small off white head. Aroma of charred malt, cocoa, dark roast, and a bit of smoke. Burny! Soft mouthfeel. Very nice flavour - sweet start, roasty, a bit of smoke, and a dry nutshell bitterness to finish. Just lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
really nice black pour with a coffee head. Great robust roasty aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate, and some yeast. Flavour is quite roasty, but super smooth. A slight lacticness in theaftertatse, but its welcome cause it cuts the bitterness. Great brew.

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