BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
malt berry fuit alcohol chocolate and nuts wow a magnanimous brew that is creamy to its beige head. touch of vanilla licorice and hop a wonderful aroma....i ask how good can a brew get? strong flavorful and with a great palate and fantastic balance and it doesnt bowl you over. had it colder than 55 but it was still great. alcohol that most old or even strong ale’s wish they could copy.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dad picked me up another one when he was in Maine, so I decided to go on and open my own bottle. Wow! Typical Allagsh here - no disappointments. I have been waiting for this day for years - my favoirte brewer to brew a stout. Pops off and instantly fills up the air with some coffee and chocolate smells. Smell also has plenty of roasted malts, and some sweet smells as well. Has that typical Allagash smell that seems to either be love or hate - pretty sure it is their yeast. The taste has that awesome signature Allagash flavor that I expect with every beer they brew. Full flavored, full bodied, roasted, full of chocolate, rich. Just an amazing foreign stout - the best I have ever had. An awesome stout for those people who are maybe still kind of shy of them. Fucking awesome beer! I could be partial since this is my favorite brewer..... but then again, maybe not.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was great. Pours dark and is silky smooth. The heavily roasted malts make the body of this beer really hold up against any stout. I’d have this one again.
Leighton (8624) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my top two Allagash beers. Had it on tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark brown with a strong, off-white head. Nose of roasted and sweet malts, some yeast, and hints of coffee. The foundation of the rich, complex flavor is a burnt malt character, with notes of chocolate and expresso, some breadiness and an oat taste. Mild yeast presence. Pretty full body and silky smooth. A bit chewy. Pleasant roasted malt aftertaste. Really great stuff.
strap (363) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from a cask at Capital Ale House. beautiful pour, little head. smooth, balanced. fine aroma of roasted malts, chocolate & vanilla. goes down smooth. not your typical session beer, but i could’ve drank this all night. perfect for the cask.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black, with a rapidly diminishing white head. The aroma is almost vinous with a hint of tartness. Some roasty, bready notes are also detectable. The flavor is soft, and smooth as silk. Mellow malt with a roasted chocolate aftertaste and just the slightest hint of belgian funkiness. Tastes like a really dark Belgian ale mixed with an English stout.
Truly outstanding, I love it.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short - superb ale. there is little more that i can add that hasn’t already been said before me. IMO, spot on for the style; furthermore, it exceeds a few examples of true Belgian stouts. crazy to think that Maine is that damn good, eh?
DrinkEmUpJones (1055) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Coffee & chocolate on the nose wiith a little baking spice. Palate is even, nicely balanced and rich without being heavy. Delicious!
SPDickerman (826) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with ruby red edges and small tan fizz. Smells of cocoa and dark fruits. Tastes of cocoa and a touch of fruitiness, though primarily it is just dry. Full-bodied with a silky texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Allagash Black finishes with a fruity dryness.
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Carbonated deep brown pour with bubbly, creamy head. Lots of smells waft out the glass; licorice, chocolate, fresh-baked bread, and a little smoke. Really complex taste. Starts with a hit of dark roasted coffee and adds notes of bitter chocolate, candied sugar, caramel, and slight belgian esters. A bitter piney hop presence really lets on during the finish, much more so than I would have expected. Great mixture of a stout with a dark belgian. Really awesome beer, but what else would you expect from Allagash.