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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11369) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7849) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11932) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Poured into a NB tulip glass a dark brown color with a slight tan head. Roasty, chocolate, and slight molasses with some smokiness. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. The taste is pretty interesting, starts off with a slight sweetness followed by a roasty chocoloate flavor with leather and a bitterness that isn’t that great at the end. Both the taste and the aroma has an odd flavor and taste that throws me off and I’m not sure if I like it or not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
750ml bottle at a tasting.
Appearance : Black with a small head.
Aroma : Cacao, light vegetal notes. Roasted malt. Light peppers.
Taste : Roasted malt with some hops. Light cacao on the finish.
Overall : Vegetal notes are quite weird. The rest has nothing really outstanding to offer. Very avereage beer. Maybe our bottle was off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours very deep brown, topped with a medium sized mocha head. Aroma of roasted chocolate, cocoa, and ash. Charcoal hits the palate first, and is soon joined by dark chocolate and burnt coffee. Bitterness fades, and dark chocolate hangs out for a long finish. Decent, but a little too ashy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4141) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
750ml bottle. Jet black, large mocha head. Aroma is odd..... Bitter cocoa, burnt malt, a weird sweet/sour leathery malts. Some sweet berries come through also. The flavor is more of the odd sweetness, almost lactic, and it mingles with an intense burnt malt and burnt espresso. The finish is cut and dry bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a dense tan head. Nose is quite odd with hints of burnt rubber, salty chocolate, baby cereal and stale coffee. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is bitter chocolate, green cabbage and coffee bean. Bitter earthy finish. Tastes OK but the funky smell permeates the experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Draft @ Barcade. Dark pour with a lasting brown head. Aroma of cocoa and dark sweet malts. Flavor is of toffee, roasted , and chocolate malts. Run of the mill Imperial stout.

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