Vandet (13) - Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
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jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. 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.
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at armsby abbey, this is awesome. Huge Belgian roasty flavors and great bourbon notes
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 you’ve 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. I’m pretty confident this is my favorite Allagash to date.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice sweeter, fruitier Belgian stout that’s 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 don’t love these kinds of stouts but it’s pretty darn good.
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
coffee intense aroma, ulta mint. bourbon really shows up. fine as desert. Nice beer overall.
Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 !
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capone’s. 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.