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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Belgian-style Stout aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vandet (18) - Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
We waited for years, after first tasting this on draught & cask locally, for it to be bottled and sold. The wait was worth it. Absolute first-class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Draft at Jerryís. Black with decent, foamy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Medicinal woody, lightly sour nose of chocolate and bourbon barrel / Medium body, elegant, creamy and soft, dry with beautiful balance and bitter finish / Complex, mellow flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coconut, banana, plum, dark roast coffee, bourbon, and oak / Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap at armsby abbey, this is awesome. Huge Belgian roasty flavors and great bourbon notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
Underrated beer here! On draft at Armsby abbey and it was probably my second favorite beer of stoutfest behind the CBS. Really rich and spicy with great bourbon character and creamy mouthfeel. Taste was pleasent and the barrel aging was lightly done to perfection. Awesome work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On cask at Novare Res. I really hope i can get this beer again sometime in the future. This is simply marvelous. Take the black, add in the barrel aged flavors of the curieux and this is what youíve got here. I do think the black absorbs the whiskey/bourbon flavors so much better though. The aroma is VERY strong, smells like a glass of Jim Beam, maybe a little hint here and there of the black, but the flavors are much more well balanced. This beer really shows what barrel aging or conditioning can do. Iím pretty confident this is my favorite Allagash to date.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with 1-finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is a complex and luscious medley of huge oaky bourbon, dark patent malt, molasses, prunes. Medium palate heft, lightly carbonated in the flavor, with dark malt, big oaky bourbon, vanilla, fig, prune, molasses, and dark choc. The palate is a tad light, not unexpected for this style. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
A nice sweeter, fruitier Belgian stout thatís aged in barrels for apparently just the right amount of time; the bourbon is definitely present but not overpowering to the fairly complex malt flavors. I donít love these kinds of stouts but itís pretty darn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2012
coffee intense aroma, ulta mint. bourbon really shows up. fine as desert. Nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a rich burnt umber color with a two finger light khaki foam. The nose is soft with sweet chocolate and bourbon soaked tootsie roll, spicy vanilla bean and licorice. The palate follows... wow Im digging this lots of cola nut, round full soft mouthfeel, bourbon bite is apparent but dialed in with the roasted chocolate malt and traces of licorice, herbal spice and vanilla. Really loving this !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Tap at Caponeís. Pours out black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits. Taste is complex and very well balanced, smooth velvety mouthfeel with bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits and some earthy notes on the finish. Very solid.

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