katrinaez (693) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best from Allagash, but strong on its own. Ales are finicky and the oak made this a bit overwhelming and canceled out some of the ale flavor alone. Bottle.
Cybercat (4169) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a thick and frothy buff head. Aroma has chocolate, roast malt and nutty tones. Flavor has less chocolate and more malt, plus hoppy, nutty, woody, and subtle wheats tones. Mouthfeel has firm body if not much fizz. Make an odyssey to find it.
JDBaker11058 (1614) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: very dark brown, short tan head. Aroma: big sweet nose full of caramel, toffee, treacle, vanilla, oak, molasses, brown sugar, raisin, and a bit of yeast. Taste: toffee, molasses, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light pumpernickel, raisins and prunes, a hint of leather and chocolate. Finish: smooth, slightly sweet, a tad sticky, lingering toffee and treacle notes. Notes: Really enjoyable. Palate was more effervescent than expected, keeping things from getting too thick. Bottle from January 2015, 8.3% abv. Beerthday 2015.
BeerdedDave (964) - - JUN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Odysseyalien (65) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m trying to develop a taste for Belgian ales. It’s slow going but this one helps a lot.
radarsock (1126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 don’t remember drinking anything from these brewers I would consider as being "terrible".So, if you’re looking for a pumpernickel-y/bready/dark cola-y Belgian-forward beer, this should be perfect for your tastes. Not in love, but I’d take this gal out again and see where it goes.
fiveacestx (825) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with light tan head. Aroma yeast bread and oak with some dark fruity esters. Flavor of some red wine then brown malts.
dlovell2 (1311) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.