nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a very dark brown, almost black and yields the same color body in my chalice. A small soft filmy one centimeter tan head appears and dies within fifteen seconds. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen. No lacing is seen. The smell is very complex and inviting with some dark chocolate coming in very lightly along with some banana and raisins. The taste brings back the dark chocolate, banana and raisins yet also has a bit of roasted coffee. The alcohol comes out a bit as the beer warms. The palate is about a medium to heavy with nothing bad on the tongue. It gets pretty creamy and the carbonation is light all around. Overall, I’m glad I tried it and am pretty sure I would have this again.
ordybill (94) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a blend of coffee and maybe licorice (?), interesting combo
Appearance- Dark amber colored with a tannish small head
Taste- Strong well balanced coffee & malt mix
Palate- medium bodied with light carbonation
Overall- A great beer (I haven’t had a bad one from Allagash yet)
DurinsDraft (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, bread, chocolate, nuts, toast, roasty, amber, red, brown, black, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, creamy, thick feel, lively.
A stout that comes as close to perfect as you can get. The only thing stopping it is that it just doesn’t quite have the mouthfeel that a dark brew should, as if they held back giving it that motor oil feel. Do not be fooled though. This beer is top notch. Pair this with a good brat on a cold day.
Ron (2532) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Poured brown, almost black, thick beige head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was caramel, some chocolate and some yeast/grain and some spice. Very good tasting beer spices and malts are nicely balanced with coffee notes, quite enjoyable.
clueo (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice root beer colored brown with a small head. The smell is chocolate and coffee and the taste carries through and finishes well. An incredibly drinkable Belgian style stout!
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BOTW. Black with a fine, low head. fragrant nose, Belgian yeast, spicy, coffee, wood, soy sauce, dark chocolate. Sweet and fruity up front, then dry and roasty. Very Belgian stout. Well burnt in the finish. Very complex. Not my personal favorite style, but this is very well done.
Metalchopz (2287) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Shaw’s 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.
Jrwhitney6 (311) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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GothGargoyle (1215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
stevoj (2166) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 don’t.