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RATINGS: 859   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: 55°F Recommended Cellaring Temperature: 55°F


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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Draft from Pizzeria Paradiso. Pours opaque black with faint coffee. Not as aromatic as I would think it would be, but maybe I’m a little stuffy. Tan head that clears quickly, but leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Watery taste up front, almost like a tap water taste. It gets better as it gets to the middle and back palette. Coffee with roasted malt. Kind of disappointing, for something in the 95th percentile I expected good flavor and mouthfeel across the whole palette. This didn’t deliver, but I will probably revisit it to be sure.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7414) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Bottle did mention Belgian on it too.
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Roasted, phenolic scent. Sweet, sugary, phenolic taste. Sweet aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft. Pours...well, Black...with no head. Aroma is dark roast coffee, slightly floral. Taste is dark and earthy - the wheat/oats give nice body. Somewhat of a smoky or burnt coffee acridity here. Belgian yeast characterics come through with some fruitiness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravens_n_beer (16) - - APR 3, 2014
Unique, very appealing Belgian aroma. Coffee colored with thin tan head. What a nice complexity of Belgian and traditional stout notes with smooth feel across the tongue. The finish is crisp, clean and quite satisfying. A very good brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (215) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours about the darkest shade of brown possible. Aroma is malt, chocolate, cocoa nibs, roasty, and coffee. Taste is cocoa nib bitter up front, chocolate milk, huge caramel, a semi-sweet chocolate, roasty, smoke, chocolate malt, sweet cereal grain, black coffee. Very palatable for such a big beer. Overall fantastic, can’t say we have much experience with a belgian dark but damn is this tasty. Get AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OF THIS.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from a craft beer store in Boston. 750ml. Poured into a make shift snifter in my hotel room. Pretty much a black pour with some off-white head. Aroma of coffee, Belgian yeasts, roasted malts, and cocoa nibs. Taste is coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla and heavy Belgian yeasts. Smooth, carbonated mouth feel. Kind of a weird oat-biscuit flavor as well. Not sure about this one. I like porters but when combined with the Belgian yeasts it is odd.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
HellesBunny666 (75) - Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Not very aromatic in my opinion. Taste a bit like caramel and coffee, clean, crisp finish. Light body. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Very carbonated in bottle. Deep black, smooth and creamy, not overpowering. Initial Belgian character that fades quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (225) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Very good, not much of an aroma, what I found on usual. However it tastes like a very good stout. Smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (169) - - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a translucent black with medium head and minimal lacing. Aromas of bourbon, sweet citrus, and chocolate. Taste of sweet malts, licorice, raisin, and honey. Nice Belgian stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Coffee aroma with dark chocolate and coffee notes on the palate... Great flavor with a mild kick to the finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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