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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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Late this year we plan to release a second beer in the Barrel Aged series... a dark, 10% wheat beer. We have been aging a portion of the beer in New American Medium Toast Oak, and a portion in Stainless steel. We will then blend the beers to taste, and bottle condition. The beer will have spent over 6 months aging in the oak and steel at the brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (801) - - JUN 9, 2015
on tap at The Big Hunt in Washington DC; dark mahogany color; dark fruit and oak aroma; sweet malt with light Belgian yeast notes,dark fruit, and bourbon notes; warm alcohol finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odysseyalien (59) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Iím trying to develop a taste for Belgian ales. Itís slow going but this one helps a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1116) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Purchased from Cigarette City, Saturday evening. $15.99 for the 750 mL bottle.
On front label, it reads: "Bottling January 2015. Cases bottled 455." 8.3% alcohol by volume.

To long-stemmed white wine glass, it pours a dark umber mauve-tinted mahogany with which a creamy, vanilla creme head 1 finger in length stood.
Aromas of fusels/nail polish, melted wax, dates, walnuts, burnt cardboard, pipe tobacco, aloe vera, and minerals. Tastes much the same with the addition of DME, damp pumpernickel, and toasted breadcrumbs.
Hints of powdered cinnamon, sweat, bay leaves, and Belgian yeast experienced by swallow.
Mouthfeel was haltingly slick, but the flavors lingered for a minutes before I had to take another sip to keep the memory formed in place.
Allagash, it seems, are incapable of releasing anything bad; mediocre or dull, perhaps, but I genuinely donít remember drinking anything from these brewers I would consider as being "terrible".So, if youíre looking for a pumpernickel-y/bready/dark cola-y Belgian-forward beer, this should be perfect for your tastes. Not in love, but Iíd take this gal out again and see where it goes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (765) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottled in 2011 (just never got around to drinking it) - has a dark tea or cola look to it and a medium head. An aroma of dark fruits. A wood taste and some smokiness to it. Medium body and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong dark fruit and caramel. Similar flavors to the nose, very sweet, boozy, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark brown with light tan head. Aroma yeast bread and oak with some dark fruity esters. Flavor of some red wine then brown malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1185) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2015
Poured from bomber. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, yeast and oak. Flavor starts with a sweet toasted caramel malt followed with some brown sugar, vanilla, and dark dried fruit flavors. Finishes out with a spicy yeastiness and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Tap pour - medium tan head on a dank body. Aroma is woody, malty, somewhat smoky...hints of yeast and bread. Intriguing on the nose! Flavor is very wood forward, good dose of malt, smoke is still evident...unique drink. Medium bodied and almost seemed a bit light for the style. Enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (636) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
January 2014 bottle. Poured from bottle into snifter. Aroma - definitely smell the new oak barrels in there - almost sappy and woody; some malt, some wheat sweetness almost like a sweet dough roll. Taste - warm dark malt, then almost woody and back to some dark malt, almost rum-like, notes at finish. The woody taste and aroma definitely make this different. I only have the one bottle but at 10.4%, I wonder how it would have aged if I hadnít been impatient!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4014) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Tap. Deep brown with small head. Interesting. Initially didnít seem like much, but complexity comes out as the flavors linger. Oak, light smokiness, a hint of chocolate and roast. Thin, but tasty.

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