yngwie (16302) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, 2014 vintage. Shared by bergstaden. A dark reddish brown beer topped by a dense, beige head. Unclear. Itís lightly roasted on the nose, with nuts and toffee, some dark chocolate, the typical Belgian strong ale touch, some cork and cellar and some dark chocolate, roasted oats, some cellar and wood and a faint funky touch. Itís sweet, but thereís enough bitterness to prevent it from feeling cloying. Lasting Belgo-fruity finish with some chocolate hints and cellar and wood hints. Another wonderful beer from Allagash. 151010
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, grains, some roasted notes, vanilla, yeast, nuts and oak. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, nuts, wheat, some grains and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (10563) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml vintage 2014 @ Geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours hazy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, oak, alcohol and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, yeasty, oak, dried fruity, chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
monk191 (1606) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome beer from Allagash. Pours a deep black with a thick white head. Smells amazing, of hazelnuts and vanilla and oak. Taste is extremely creamy, with a lot more hazel and macadamia nuts, vanilla and a bit of bitter chocolate and booziness in the finish. Very nice indeed. Had on tap at HopMonk.
katrinaez (1086) - 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 (4736) - 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 (1763) - 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 (1184) - - 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 (71) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím trying to develop a taste for Belgian ales. Itís slow going but this one helps a lot.
radarsock (1146) - 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 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.