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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: 55F Recommended Cellaring Temperature: 55F

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2012
I am a huge fan of the Black. It has delicious roast and maltiness. The taste is slick and smooth. I found it pairs really well with a cigar or pipe. I have had it numerous times, and aging for a few months definitely does takes some of the roast out and makes it even better IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Purchased at Shaws in Auburn, Maine. Pours a dark brown colour with a big frothy beige head, good retention and some lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and candy yeast. Milder tasting but with a nice balance between bitterness, sweetness and roastiness. Goes down nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (302) - - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a translucent brown (cola color). A bit of a funky nose - malt, cola, but overall somewhat unpleasant. Taste is pretty good, though - some chocolate, licorice. Somewhat light bodied. Maybe a little too much carbonation. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Ruby black with a nice beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, dates, currants, Belgian candi sugar, honey, subtle hint of leather. Medium bodied, lightly sweet on the palate with a hint of balancing bitterness, slightly spicy finish. Taste is dates, raisins, dark candi sugar, caramel, hint of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2079) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Awesome American stout. Light aroma of roast grains, and chocolate. Slick, oily mouth feel. Taste blends it all together, very mild coffee bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
This is a good beer pouring quite nearly black with ample head fading to just lingering around the edges with a smear in the middle. Good carbonation when held to a bright light. A wiff of roasted malt can be smelled along with a hint of alcohol warming. Tastes like a stoudt with roasted malt, sweet. Can also taste chocolate and coffee tones. Dry at finish, mouth puckering. Smooth with a thick mouthfeel alcohol warming at the end that tickles the tongue and lips. Over all this is a very drinkable beer. I wish I had another but I dont.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1547) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Not worth the bottle price, but it is still cool to be able to try a Belgian Style Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Purchased at Allagash. 12 oz bottle.well roasted grains giving a little coffee flavor. Dry malt amd some chocolate. Nothing particularly Belgian about it, aside from the yeast I suppose. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Aromatic chocolate and dark fruit. Touch of licorice. Mostly opaque. More licorice and chocolate on the front of the tongue, light clinging sweetness in the finish. Touch of hops and spice at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (759) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, coffee, caramel and hop aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, licorice, soy sauce and slight yeast flavors. Medium full body and a creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jacoblsmith (3) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
My absolute favorite stout, hands down. I was first introduced to this beer by a bartender in Chicago, and this is beer is the reason I love Allagash. Its not perfect, but damn its good.

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