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Allagash Fluxus 2010

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Allagash Fluxus is a beer of continuous change. Brewed differently every year to commemorate our anniversary, this year’s Fluxus is a huge Imperial Chocolate Stout. Weighing in at 10.3% ABV, it is one of the strongest beers that Allagash has ever brewed. The brain child of brewer Doug Klippenstein, this beer utilized a unique brewing process that used wort from a smaller brew, as the “water” for mashing the grain for this brew. Maine-grown barley was used as the base for this grain bill that also included a blend of three roasted malts and oats. Fluxus was appropriately hopped with both US Saaz and Glacier hops. Just before knock out, fifty pounds of Taza roasted Cacao nibs were added to the whirlpool. The result is a thick, sticky stout with tons of both roasted and chocolate flavors, aromas of tobacco and cocoa, and a surprisingly sweet, creamy finish.

As part of our Tribute Series, Allagash proudly donates $1 per bottle sold to the Allagash Pediatric Nurses Scholarship at the Maine Medical Center. This scholarship directly supports the training of nurses in the field of pediatrics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Old bottle of mine. Been in the fridge for a while. Black pour chocolate head. Huge coco nose. Chocolate taste is big. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Sampled at the stout tasting. Very awesome. Nose is average, but the flavor is smooth and complex, roast and vanilla, honey, bourbon, cocoa. Creamy chewy body. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Thanks to adneilsen for sharing - black pour, with light ruby hints around the edges - nose of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla bean, light blueberry notes, lightly acidic black malt, a hint of smoke, dough - flavor of bittersweet chocolate, light acidity, roast, blueberry, caramelized sugars - finish is medium dry, ash and smoke - a nice, balanced imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to Aaron for the pour! 750 mL bottle is thick black with creamy tan head, aroma brings notes of big dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, hints of coffee, some slight yeast notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark chocolate, cocoa, some slight dark fruit, roast and wet coffee grounds notes, finishing fairly bitter, nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle @ Brandon’s house. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Very rich chocolate, anise, dark fruity aroma. Rich, sweet, cocoa, licorice, roasty chocolate malty, a touch burnt, licorice candy flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5448) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head quickly recedes to hug rim. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Soft with chocolate front to back and a lasting dark espresso finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($19.99). Pours completely pitch black with two full fingers of creamy mocha colored head that has pretty good retention. Aroma of dusty and smoky roasted malts, raw cocoa, roasted nuts, and a bit of vanilla coffee. Flavor of smoky dark roasted malts, dark but smooth high-cacao-content-chocolate bar, black coffee, and noticeable oats. Not sweet at all...actually more roasty-bitter. The oats help to smooth out the big roastiness of this impy stout. The high ABV is quite well concealed here. Good stout, but I might have preferred the cocoa to be less subtle and a little bit sweeter. (77, 624)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bought at the brewery Portland, Maine. 08-08-2010 Poured form the 750ml bottle into an Allagash flute. The color is completely black with no highlights and three fingers or so of foamy brownish head and thick lacing left on the glass. The smell is funky with some chocolate malt aroma. Some serious dark malts in the nose with a Belgian like aroma that is quite interesting, not sure where this is leading. The taste is black licorice with a sweet malt flavor. Some cocoa powder is there that is a bit dry with some creamy flavor that leads into a bitter, dark chocolate flavor. This beer is pretty big with the body feeling a bit expansive. It feels like it is heavy but has handles ie.. there is a smooth, drinkable feel that makes this so down easy and is not more than anyone can handle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma/flavor of roasted malts, coffee, yeast, smoke/tobacco nicely balanced by some sweetness. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Ah Allagsh! I love it! Dark brown, thick pour. Roasted malt, yeast and tobacco aroma. Cacao , roasted malt taste. A nice hop aftertaste with a dry chocolate finish. Very well done.

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