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RATINGS: 1011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Allagash Black, our new Belgian style stout, is brewed with German 2 row barley, Torrified wheat and oats, balanced by a large addition of Belgian dark candi to give the Black a full and silky mouthfeel. Roasted malts give this stout its classic chocolate, toast and malty taste, and contribute to chocolate notes and a hint of roasted coffee in the aroma. The Black is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain and refermented in the bottle with the methode champenoise to make this beer truly unique. Availability: 750 ml bottles, 5.17 gal kegs ABV: 7.5% Original Gravity: 1.072 Recommended Serving Temperature: 55F Recommended Cellaring Temperature: 55F

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5032) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
From a c&c 750 ml bottle from BevMo in Sacramento, CA this poured quite black with a fat brown head and sticky lacing rings. Nose of roasted malts with coffee and chocolate along with some hard to identify spices that must come from the yeast. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Flavor mirrors the aromas and the finish is dry. Very yummy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2009
750 ml. bottle. Pours dark as night with a tall, fluffy, light brown head. Sweet yeast aroma with notes of fruit and roasted malt. An interesting combination in the nose. Medium-high carbonation with a rich and slightly chewy mouthfeel. The palate is quite complex with bits of dark cherry, mineral, earth, chocolate, coffee, candy sweetness, and malt sweetness. Are those chocolate covered dark cherries I taste? A very interesting interplay between a fruity Belgian and a robust stout. It is like having two beers in one. Medium-long finish with the stout notes lasting the longest. Very interesting and definitely worth trying!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2009
750 ml bottle
Picked up at a store nearby a few months ago I got around to opening this after a tasting the evening before. As I suspected even a few months meant it lost some freshness but it was still a superb beer. The blend of Belgian cultures and stout create a perfect storm of liquid gold.

Aroma / Appearance - The short lived head cedes to a fluid black body. Sheens of lacing slink down the sides of the snifter leaving behind clear trails of alcohol. The smell of cigarette smoke in a dusty used bookstore gives this beer a nice musky profile. Some sweetness sneaks in after a period of letting it warm.

Flavor / Palate - Washing smoothly across the tongue this beer has enough taste to make it enjoyable and yet not heavy on the palate. Roasted malt, ash, black coffee, and a woody finish mark a balanced experience. A bit pricey at $8.99 I may not be picking this up again but if you are a fan of well made stouts from intelligent breweries share it with a friend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2009
On tap at The Big Hunt, Washington, DC. Black pour, dense tan head. Toasty, roasty, chocolate, coffee, smoke, chicory, yeast (banana), with a nice alcohol note in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Pours a truly opaque black. Light brown head. Aroma is all belgian. Flavor starts off belgian but then transitions to roasty/toasty/burnt flavors. Lovely complexity, nicely balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pour looked amazing, good size head. Aroma was some cocoa, variety of spices some yeast in there as we.. Flavor was very nice, fruity deep earthiness some roasted malts. Solid beer for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle, batch 4. Pours a nearly opaque brown body with red hues and a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and bread/yeast along with a hint of coffee. Flavor is mainly roasted and burnt malts with cocoa, coffee, and tar/smoke flavors. Medium bodied with a smooth, slightly oily mouthfeel; lightly carbonated. This isnt too bad, but tends to taste one-dimensional after a few drinks as the roasted malt flavor tends to dominate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
750ml. Nice black pour with a creamish colored head. Roast aromas, mocha and some light fruits, red/banana? Tastes was a good mix of roast malt, cocoa, very light coffee. A little brown sugar, cinnamon roasted pecans. Really dont get the banana flavors I head about and lightly smelled in this. If the body was just a little heavier this could easily pass as a good stout. Finished dry and clean. Normally I dont care for Belgian style ales of any sort, but this passed the grade with flying colors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
on tap at the gingerman. A nice black body with a thin tanish head that had nice retention.Aroma had a great smoke note to it as wellas sweet roasted coffee and molasass notes. Flavor was more sweet than bitter but stillnice. A little on the heavy side, which is always good with this style. finish was somewhat dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Tap @ Monster Bs. Thin black body with minimal head. Much of what to expect from a black lager except theres a hint of black cherry undertone. Definitely a interesting beer. The commercial description talks about its chocolatey flavor, but I missed that.


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