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RATINGS: 1016   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
On taps at Newport Pizza. Pours BLACK, as I expected it would. Nose was that of deep rich malts and hints of coffee. The taste was dominated by heavy malt and coffee bean with notes of dark chocolate and an interesting yeast component. The mouthfeel was full and the finish was smooth and enjoyable! A very stand up stout~

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (3065) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle from BevMo, Mission Valley. Pours a very dark color, pretty much black in appearance. Strong roasted malt/coffee seem to dominate the aroma. I think I might be able to smell a little yeastiness. Tastes mostly of bitter coffee up front. The finish seems to have a bit of Belgian spiciness that mellows out the coffee finish. Pretty enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (931) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2008
Aroma is bread, cocoa, some esters, and just the barest whisper of chocolate covered fruit. Taste is sharp red fruit, some more cocoa, and Belgian esters. Finishes with some creamy, yet fizzy, cocoa, and strange yeasty Belgian essences I usually ascribe only to Duvel and Orval. Very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
juiceisloose (1351) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
This one poured a deep black color with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly and left minimal lacing behind. The aroma was of dark chocolate, roasted malts, a touch of smoke, and some belgian candy sugar. The taste was much the same with the dark chocolate and roastd malts leading the way with a funky belgian yeast taste on the back end. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation that left a chocolaty yeast flavor behind. This was pretty good for a foreign stout, but I dont think it was their best effort.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2008
Bottle: Pours a dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma, roasted notes, Belgian yeast, roasted notes, some chocolate. Flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, yeast, some spices, bready notes, grains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
Bottle Pours dark brown with a two finger lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of fresh cracked roasted malt with a hint of coffee, dark fruit, yeast spice, and caramel. Taste is cereal grain, coffee, dark fruit, a hint of roasted malt, and spicy yeast. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Very Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2220) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2008
purchased at 99 bottles in federal way, washington. pours a jet black with a large khaki head, good lacing. smell is of cocoa, licorice, some coffee, a bit metallic. taste is creamy, grain, bakers and powered chocolate, some roastiness to it, finish is dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 [1119-20080226] 1pt9.4floz (c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mds). Meaty roast beef and smoked malt aroma with "subtle ash" notes. Hazy, dark brown red body with quick off-white bubbles. Smoky grain roast malt flavour has a bit of bitter coffee grounds and well-hidden alcohol. Medium-full body. Nice roast balance, drinkable. (8/3/8/3/15) 3.7

[1468B-20080531] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Bit of grainy roasted malt aroma. Dark dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Toasted roasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Balanced, good. (6/3/8/4/15) 3.6
(Post-Mondial Tasting)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (6002) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2008
Pitch black coloured body (what a shock) with a nice tan head. Aroma of fresh hops - first, cereal, milk, roasted malt, iron and even some figs, very interesting! Medium to Full-bodied; Super sweet up front with fruits, chocolate and caster sugar in the taste. Aftertaste shows some complexity with roasted malt, coffee and a bit of milk chocolate noticeable. Overall, a good beer - complex and interesting, a good take on a foreign stout! I never had any of these in belgium like this one, but its great to try even here in the US. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Norms in Vienna, Virginia, drunk on 04-April-2008.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 No surprise the pour is unbelievably black. Starts Belgian ale ends stout. Out of a tasting of 17 brews this was second favorite of the night. Unique, smooth, and a hell of an experience.


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