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Allagash Fluxus 2010

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2011
A Mes rate. Bottle that Sim got when she was in Boston last year.
Murky opaque deep dark brown with a playful beige head. Massive fruit, really floral in a mead like way, in fact a distinct honey character, epic Belgian yeasty balls, load of length and character. Just bloody brilliant. Slightly too boozy but it’s quickly brushed aside by what I can only describe as a perfumed sweetness. Superb development of bitter, sweet, honey and bitter in the finish. This reminds me SO much of Thornbridge Bracia and for that alone it is thoroughly lovable. An outstanding beer if you ask me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
Allagash Fluxus Pours black with a reddish edge. Big head with tons of lacing and good retention. Aroma is roasty with some perfumy bourbon and a slightly medicine aroma. Nuts abound on the nose. Flavor has hints of red wine with a shit ton of bubbles. Boozy and kind of weird. Some non-descript cheminess related to the medicine aroma . Got better as it warmed, but not very stout like. Odd, and not a repeat.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
On draft at Union Jack’s pours dark brown with tan head. Almost no aroma to speak of. Weak flavors of lemon, vinegar, and paint thinner with an astringent finish. Did not care for this at all and could not detect any chocolate aroma or flavoring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared by hallinghansen at plovmand tasting and one with courtesy of Papsø, thanks guys! Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, hay, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is similar with the addition of alcohol. It has a long roasted and liquorice finish with subdued bitter notes. Did expect some more power..

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
29-MAR-2011, bottle @Papsø tasting. Black, dark brown head. Really fine coffee and chocolate. Nice roasted taste, but best part is the mouthfeel. Really full, really creamy. Fantastic stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap into a tulip at the Publican...Dark black pour with a nice tan head that has good retention and lacing...Malty aroma of cocoa nibs, roasted malts, and a little cream...Taste is more sweet than bitter making this a super easy to drink cocoa stout. A wonderful full sticky feel for this easy drinker. Finally a non-sour Allagash brew that is worth drinking although a bit pricey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight breadish and caramelish. Roasted malty, bitter, liqourice, dark breadish and slight sweet caramelish. Bitter, dark roasted and lasting liqourice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, wood, malt, roasted malt, and some soy sauce, leading to a dry roasted finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2011
Flaska hos Papsoe. Svart med rödbrun ton med litet ljusbrunt skum. Mörkt bröd, rostad malt, chokladkaka och kaffe i doften. Härligt rostad och krämig i smaken med choklad och kaffe. Mörkt bröd och pumpernickel. Lång rostad och fruktig eftersmak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of sincereNC. Pours black and close to opaque with a vague orange hue and a small light brown head. Intense, sweet roast in the nose, somewhat spicy too. Solid body, hard roast, yet sweet, fruity and a little spicy. Quite some chocolate. Heavy malt astringency. Nice though. 290311


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