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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle from Global Liquors in Ellsworth, Maine. Super rich chocolate in all respects. Pours black with brown head. Light hoppy notes of flowers and pine. The palatte is very rich. The flavor of chocolate lingers on the tongue. Slight heat from alcohol but overall well hidden. Really a nice job here.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Mahogany with big, foamy, brown head / Nose of root beer, tobacco, and chocolate / Medium to full body, somewhat winey and chewy, lively carbonation, with good balance, alcohol masking, and finish / Flavors of tobacco, bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, root beer, banana, and vanilla / Interesting to compare to Allagash Black Stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle, that I wish I could find another of. Pours black with a nice beige head. Aroma is of heavy chocolate, roast, dark fruits and light alcohol. Taste is very complex, with a thick yet smooth mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate, roast, some earth, light smoke, and some slightly fruity notes show up in there also with only a small hint of the ABV. Thick, warming and rich. Well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3875) - 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.

4.4
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On tap. Bridge View Tavern Sleepy Hollow NY. Great dark pour with a nice thick head. Bold chocholet roasty bourbon that hits the back of your throat like a ton of bricks with a pallet that you won’t soon forget. Go find some!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Interesting and unique stout with a slightly fruity flavor. Very nice indeed, and even better than last year’s version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Draft, 1 oz sample at the GABF in Denver. Very dark black color, white lacing. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malts with grass. Aroma of flowers and grass. Balanced. Sticky body with low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at Barcade. Wow- totally not what I expected- this is a very unique stout that is incredibly easy to drink. Pours a nice deep dark oily black with a nice creamy tan head with a moderate carbonation. Aroma is spicy, grassy, pepper, chocolate, cocoa nibs, roasted spicy hot peppers, moderate chocolate malt, light sweetness, mineral, earth, dirt, and almost a solventy character that kinds smelled good? Flavor is light grass, spices, peppers, cocoa nibs, light oily chocolate, roast, nuts, tobacco leaf earthiness, almost minty with a slight hint of that weird bean that Tom Baker used to use in his Perkunos Hammer. Finish is dry earthy with more tobacco leaf and spice. Very unique beer that works!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (2717) - 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!


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