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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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: 55įF Recommended Cellaring Temperature: 55įF


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2064) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
750 bottle corked & caged -

Itís been awhile since Iíve had an Allagash product, as I always think they are incredibly overpriced for such a mostly average product. But this was a great, great beer. Tons of roasted malts, lots of choco-mocha flavors. Almost dessert like with the toffee, chocolate, coffee flavors. Aroma was nearly matching the aroma, but some really nice smokey aromas coming out. Very well attenuated and basically nails the FES style. Great beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"It would be a better beer at half the price. $10 for a B is a little much. Looks great out of the bottle, with a nice fluffy brown head and black body. Smells of dry chocolate and roasted malt and a hint of smoke, great smell, just a little weak. Thin body, i was hoping for a little more complexity. It pretty much tasted like 2/3 dry stout, 1/3 belgian. very dry on the finish. 2013 a little more cola colored than I remember, but the feel is better, so it evens out."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (147) - - OCT 14, 2014
Bottled. Who is black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is lots of sweet chocolate, and roasted malts. Very little coffee aroma. Flavors lots of rich sweet chocolate flavor, some dark chocolate, and noteable esters. Canít quite put my finger on it exactly but some stone or dark fruits maybe? On the dry stout spectrum as far as body. My first Belgians stout so no frame of reference. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1308) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Dark brown-black; matte finish like a bowling ball or a newfangled college football helmet. The head doesnít last long, if it it was ever there in the first place. At first, the aroma is the bottom of a burnt peanut butter cookie; that level of blackness. There is a very musty plum quality (must be the Belgian yeast). Just a hint of clove (stings the nostrils) and ripe banana. Whatever stone fruit sweetness there is is immediately blunted by a basement/musty funk. The flavor is stone fruits (plum, raisin, pungent dates) right off the bat. Subsequently there is a very heavy basement/horseblanket second wave, that is both funky and darkly sweet. Some major tobacco on the back and when it warms up. Feel is oily, slick and chunky. Itís a very nice beer; a little underwhelming, and with an off-flavor here or there (banana?), but very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2466) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
750 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a very dark brown with hints of orange and a large, dense light tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma is quite roasty and dry with coffee, dark chocolate and fruity yeast. Flavour is also very roasty but balanced by yeasty esters with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and candy sugar. Average plus body. Fine carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (287) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 8, 2014
Black body with a thin brown head. Aromas of burnt sugar, some liquorice and dark fruits. Taste is pretty much the same, with roasted notes added. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1329) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a scant tan head. Aromas of heavily roasted drip coffee and not much else. Taste is roasted malts coupled with banana yeast esters from the Belgian yeast strain. Ehh. Flavors of clove, banana, coffee. Finishes semi sweet and pretty clean. Solid effort, but I really donít like the heavy ester notes that come with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2209) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Draft at Jackís Bistro. Served not too cold, smooth, medium creamy body and low carbonation. Tastes delicious, like burnt toast, dark chocolate, lightly astringent alcohol, syrup, dry malt. Smells like alcohol, chocolate, and a little nutty. Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
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 havenít had a bad one from Allagash yet)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DurinsDraft (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
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 doesnít 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2598) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
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.


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