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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 yearís 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 ďwaterĒ 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.


dcschiller's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Acquired in trade. Pours near black with nice, 1 finger espresso head. Aroma is dark chocolate, fudge brownie, molasses. Taste is sweet with a little roast and some light bitterness. Medium bodied and slick texture. Smooth and delicious!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
[My bottle (650ml) shared with GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing frothy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Flavour is lightly sour along with roasted malt, chocolate, notes of red wine and hops in the finish. Medium bodied. A lovely beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
2014-09-26. Black body with a small tan head. 3++ Aroma has a tangy quality to the ashy roasty cocoa. Flavour is similar, tangy fruity character melds with cocoa in interesting ways but Iím not sure I like the results. Average plus bodied palate, carbonation. Okay, not sure if the tangy character is intentional or reflective of the age of the beer. Bottle shared by BlankBoy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Paul from Brown. Pours a thick black with thin ring of tan head that leaves a light ring of lace. Aroma of soy, chocolate, slight coconut, and booze. Taste follows, lots of booze, good carbonation. Solid after aging, I imagine this was not that good right out of the gate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Reviewed 9-1-10 I had this one on tap over at Pizza Paradiso in DC. Ap: Pitch black, with about a one inch head. The brew was so dark that I honestly couldnít even see if there was any carbonation. Ar: Dates, brown sugar, and molasses were very prominent. T: Not sweet at all, but not bitter either. This one is definitely not a "coffee" IS. I would describe this one as a fairly smooth chocolate milkshake, as opposed to a bitter, dark chocolate dessert drink. I still a bit surprise by how thin this seems compared to most ISs Iíve tried, and it doesnít have that dark cinnamon afterburn that Iíve come to expect from the style. P: Quite a bit of glass lacing, but I never really noticed anything too offensive palate-wise. However, the cigarette "ash" lingering is not pleasant. O: Fairly smooth, even for the high ABV. I still would not seek this one out. Iíve seen this one in the store, and the price is outrageous relative to the product.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
In short: One hell of a messy black ale. Not fun.
How: Bottle, a few times. Once fresh (pretty bad) and then this rating for a slightly aged bottle (not very good either).
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head with good retention.
In long: Nose is a bit chocolaty, moderately roasted, cardboard and with strange notes of coconuts and vegetal matters of some kind. Body is medium and with abundant carbonation. Taste is dirty blackened malts, rather earthy (borderline peaty), cocoa powder, salty soy sauce, peanut butter (!), sensation of chewing on a houseplant, cardboard, other weird stuff. Both fresh and slightly aged it was one hell of a weird beer, I donít think this beer turned out the way Allagash had planned. My last rating of the night, then more beer, then woke up with a pizza slice in my pants so I figured it was probably best for me to delete all my call history and text messages.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3766) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle shared by beerandblues2. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is sour fruit esters, toffee, earthy and spicy hops, and some chocolate malts. Flavor is roast and chocolate notes, light coffee, some dark fruit esters, and dry woody notes; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10090) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast malt, prunes, raisins, light tartness, and peppery alcohol. Flavor is dark malt and chocolate, dark dried fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Dany after TAP-NY. Pours a deep brown to black with a large tanned white to beige head. Big chewy roast on the nose with a little bit of sourness. Tastes of salty old chocolate. Wrong and old. Plums and cocoa, chocolate and long roast. Lingering old cocoa and weird oxidization.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle @ home from ThoreauLikeGrl, thanks! :) .....It pours black with a small light brown head....The aroma is toasted malt, dark fruits, sweet caramel cocoa and vanilla.....The flavor is toasted malt, cocoa, coffee beans, vanilla, sweet bourbon and dark fruit.......

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. deep brown, tan head. oxidized malt and sour fruit nose. the flavour is bizzare, dirty yeast, sour fruit, minimal malt. this hasnt aged well at all and doesnt even come close to resempling an imperial stout, dissapointing.


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