mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Deep dark black in color with a off white head. Sweet candi sugar and roasty aroma. Roasty coffee malty flavor. Caramel candi sugar and chocolatety notes. Full bodied. Sweet tasting. Very carbonated. Finish is roasty. Very drinkable. Wow.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle tahnks to Matt. Smells amesome with plenty of burnt candy sugar then roasty malts that smell like coffee. This is all espresso, probably more so then any coffee stouts. Mouthfeel is prickly and alive. Body is perfect IMHO for the style but it’s also on the sweet side for the style. This is a really good beer.
deepop (1) - USA - JAN 11, 2008 does not count
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer was very weak. Not at all, in my considerations, a Stout. Way too Bubbly,The Yeast flavor way too over powering.. This tasted too close to thier Dubbel Ale.
I really had high hopes for this one and even got to try it prior to Filtering and the carbonation and tasted much better..It got ruined By the belgum Yeast put in later and is WAY too Carbonated.
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Caged and corked ... poured with a gigantic foam top, well retained over black gold. The aroma is entertaining ... chocolate right off the bat, with twinges of licorice and more. Quite smooth to the drink, sweet and fruity, with the undercurrent of chocolate still the predominating character, but well augmented with ark fruity and mellow sugar. Exceptional. (#3278, 1/8/2008)
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, moderate tan head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is licorice, spice, chocolate, caramel, roast and some darker fruit notes. Medium bodied, sweet to dry finish. Reminded me of some other Belgian stouts, so in that regard the beer achieved success.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chocolate color with a slight tan head that quickly settles down. The huge impact this beer made is it’s really good dry finish. At first i served this too cold, but as it warmed a bit the flavors really popped out. Coffee, toffee, and a dark malt taste and aroma dominate. Mouthfeel is superb. The best thing about this beer is that it’s something VERY different from what i’ve tried from Allagash recently. I strongly applaud this offering from them. It’s great.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - color, meet name; tan head quickly fades to the edges; roasted aromas with a touch of sugary sweetness; yeast and coffee flavors; dry and soft finish that gets better with temperature; chocolaty malts start to come out
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a big creamy head. Sweet malt aroma with some coffee. Big roasted flavor with hints of pine. Lot of carbonation for a stout. Not my favorite Allagash beer.
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle - dark brown, fizzy, cola-looking beer, with just a small ring of foam on top - lightly roasty aroma, with ambiguous belgian fruitiness, slight lactose sweetness, bitter coffee and dark chocolate - some cream sweetness and roasted malts up front make it taste more like a milk stout than anything else - strong coffee bitterness rides the roasted flavor across the palate - very light dark fruit sweetness and background yeastiness are the only belgian aspects - bittersweet chocolate arrives late, along with an interesting lavender/wildflower character that makes things a bit more interesting - mostly bitter and roasty, with a few underlying elements to keep it from being boring - decent, but below their usual standards.
ScoWRee (388) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a huge tan foamy head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate almost a burnt smell. Taste is very silky, coffee, bitter sweet chocolate.This is a very intresting brew.