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Allagash Fluxus 2010

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


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 (25083) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/blackish beer with a big brown head. Chocolate and light roast aroma with toffee. Chocolate and light vanilla flavor with light caramel, light roast, and light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Chooclate and light roast lingers with light vanilla and light caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Black pour, brown head. Chocolate aroma, light sour mash, prunes, raisins. Flavor is lightly tart, chocolate, sour mash, almost a grapey note.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3432) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours as black as raven’s eye. Thick full beige Head. Lacing coated the glass like snow coats the earth in a New England snow storm. Aroma is of dark fruit like prunes, figs and raisins. Slight alcohol in the nose. Taste is of raisin upfront with a hint of chocolate and coffee in the finish. If you let it linger too long on the tongue the alcohol is noticeable. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy in the finish. If this beer was offered as a full time brew, I would recommend this to any stout lover. Awesome!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours as black as raven’s eye. Thick full beige Head. Lacing coated the glass like snow coats the earth in a New England snow storm. Aroma is of dark fruit like prunes, figs and raisins. Slight alcohol in the nose. Taste is of raisin upfront with a hint of chocolate and coffee in the finish. If you let it linger too long on the tongue the alcohol is noticeable. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy in the finish. If this beer was offered as a full time brew, I would recommend this to any stout lover. AirforceHops was kind enough to share a glass or two to with me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4096) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Draught at Milltown. I loved the shit out of this beer. Pours a dark black with two fingers of dense creamy chestnut tan head. Nose shows black cherry skins, licorice, and tart fruit with some charred oak and rich dark chocolate over hints of caramel and mocha. Flavor is awesome and shows licorice and cherry skins with burnt wood and sweet vanilla on the back of the tongue. Lovely tartness and acidity with a full body and creamy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2011
A couple 12oz pours at Milltown. Big black with one-finger steady tan espresso head and lots of lace and legs. Nose is coffee, cocoa, alcohol, smoke, tobacco. Flavor is deep and balanced pretty well with a hefty, but not overwhelming alcohol presence, more bittersweet cocoa, hops, coffee, smoke.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
750 ml bottle; pours dense black with thin, foamy dark tan head; silky sweet chocolate, light coffee and very sweet medium roast; raw choco powder too and a little bit of brown sugar mixed with butter; plenty of legs from the head; surprisingly astringent on first sip given how sweet the aromas are; has a strange, almost vegi kind of flavor to it; chocolate for sure, but a little celery; rich choco butter, very mild metallic note; has an odd mouthfeel to it and something seems off; get some peanuts with a very mild sour note; note sure here as this has been in the fridge since the release; early get disappointed by Allagash like this

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
Botella. Totally black colour, nice light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Good filling mouthfeel. Flavour of roasty malt chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla and some alc.


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