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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 porter brewed with a blend of 2-row, coffee and chocolate malts with blood orange pulp and zest. It was hopped using Perle, Tettnang and Glacier varieties. It was then fermented with a Belgian Abbey yeast. The resulting beer is dark brown in color with chocolate and roasted notes throughout the flavor and aroma. The blood orange has a subtle presence in the aroma and the zest expresses itself in the mouth-drying finish by leaving a lingering bitterness. This full bodied ale was the creation of Allagash brewer Patrick Saville, lover of heavy metal, beer and all things dark.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
650ml bottle into a tulip. From notes. A: Pours a very dark brown color with a good two-finger mocha shaded head. The texture is great, the retention is solid, and thereís some nice lacing left on the glass. S: Thereís some chocolate along with a hint of coffee. Buried beneath that is some cream, oats, and some distant blood orange. There isnít a whole lot of Belgian yeast T: While it starts pleasantly with some roasted and coffee notes, with a palpable midtaste of blood oranges, itís finish kills it - thereís way too much metallic, vegetal action going on here. Which is a shame, since the blood orange character is actually very well blended within the base porter. M: Hits all of the criteria I like in the style: itís dry to the point of parchment, light enough, and fairly well carbonated. If it werenít so metallic tasting, this would go down very easily. O: Damn near $20 for this? OUCH. It would have been good without the metallic bitterness, but still not $20 good. By far the worst beer Iíve had from Allagash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at 33 West in Dover. Dark pour, smallish head with minimal lacing. This was a pretty much straight up porter. I couldnít really distinguish much orange. Roasted flavors with mild cocoa. Otherwise, not especially noteworthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (739) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On tap at Beercraft. Pours a thick black color with a bit of beige head. Very viscous. Lots of chocolate and mild sweetness. Can't really taste the blood orange. A little bland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
tap at samís. dark brown with a steady, solid, off white head. Nose is roasted malts, light orange zest, coffee, light cocoa. Flavor is similar. Very nicely brewed porter from a brewer which almost always only brewed Belgian-style brews. Really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, big thanks to Aaron for the pour! Aroma brought dark chocolate, roast, hints of coffee, some mild fruity notes, hints of Belgian yeast, touch of grass. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, hints of slight fruit, hints of Belgian yeast, anise, some dark fruit, slight grain, finishing fairly bitter, hints of roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks to Lukaduke for sending ! Pours a pretty clear brown appearance with a lasting brown head. The aroma is actually pretty roasty, a touch smoky, and has some coffee. Kind of nutty and chalky and husky. The orange citrus comes through in the flavor. Some influence from the Belgian yeast. Fairly dry and chalky. Fairly dry. Ehhh, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2035) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Dark reddish brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours thick dark black unclear with an decent dark beige creamy head. Aroma brings decent fresh smooth coffee and roasted beans. Flavor brings subtle vanilla and coffee on a roasty body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a nice two finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor of bakers chocolate, dark fruit, mild coffee, ash, cocoa and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is oranges mixed with light chocolate, the oranges predominating with a hint of vanilla. Black with a small beige head. Flavor is chocolate with hints of sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1293) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014
750ml. Flavor dominated by orange peel. Kinda has that over carbonated thing that noir and black metal has going on.

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