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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Again I have forgotten the source.. I know this was a trade, likely from curly??? Still, on with the rating! Pours viscous black, thick tan head, incredible lacing. Why does everything tonight get a 5 for appearance?!? Nose is bitter Bakers chocolate, big roast, some spicy/woody notes also. Flavours are coffee, acid, soot. Alright, not my fave.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Deep black/brown pour. The aroma is oddly peanutty with a strange vegetal cocoa bean aroma. There is a little bit of light vanilla as well. Chocolate and some odd maltiness that I can’t quite pinpoint the profile of. Sweet and oddly chewy. It’s really tough to describe why I don’t like this, but I don’t. Intensely flavoured but they never really come together cohesively for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1939) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle from rgtravers, thanks. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is cocoa, alcohol, vanilla, dark fruit. Flavor is cocoa, alcohol, vanilla, sweet bourbon and dark fruit. Medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
On tap at Monk’s Cafe for Allagash Day. Pours dark opaque brown, nearly black, with a thick, cappuccino-like beige head. Great head retention and lacing throughout the session. Aroma of licorice, bittersweet dark chocolate, honey, fresh pound cake, dates, figs, cherries, plums, and red grapes. The aroma is disntinctly mingled with that of a Belgian dark ale. The roastiness and sweetnees of the nose compete to form a nuanced, yet singular scent. Huge, heavy bodied, but not stiflingly so; smooth through the initial sip, the mouthfeel becomes smoky and a bit sticky before settling strongly and warmly in the belley. Great warming burn in the finish. This is an outstanding winter-warmer of an imperial stout. Tremendously tasty, decadent, and toasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13359) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Burned, ligh spicy, fruity, coffee, high carbontion, licorice, yeasty, tobacco, light smokey, tarnac notes, cocoa, sweetness. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sweet medium roasted chocolate malts, lactose sweetness, cocoa, and vanilla. Lots of lactose and bittersweet salty baker’s chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand. Black coloured with a small beige head. Fruity aroma of spices, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol with roasted notes. Roasted flavour of liquorice, spices and citrus peel. Roasted finsih.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. Almost pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. aroma of cocoa, light coffee, light liqourice and some vague yeast. flavour of cocoa, coffee, yeast, sweetness liqourice. medium bodied. dry and sweet cocoaish end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6351) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle. Thanks hallinghansen! The beer pours pitch black wit a medium tan head. The aroma is peppery, light bretty, sweet caramel, yeast, caramel, roasted malt and light coffee. The flavour is light plastic, hard roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dried fruit and yeast. Strange but interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10769) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
pitch dark, smooth light brown head. dry aroma, faint licorice, faint charchoal. flavor is licorice, roasted stuff, chocolate, hoppy balance. nice thick palate.


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