Vandet (19) - Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
We waited for years, after first tasting this on draught & cask locally, for it to be bottled and sold. The wait was worth it. Absolute first-class.
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UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with decent, foamy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Medicinal woody, lightly sour nose of chocolate and bourbon barrel / Medium body, elegant, creamy and soft, dry with beautiful balance and bitter finish / Complex, mellow flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coconut, banana, plum, dark roast coffee, bourbon, and oak / Great stuff. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap at armsby abbey, this is awesome. Huge Belgian roasty flavors and great bourbon notes Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
Underrated beer here! On draft at Armsby abbey and it was probably my second favorite beer of stoutfest behind the CBS. Really rich and spicy with great bourbon character and creamy mouthfeel. Taste was pleasent and the barrel aging was lightly done to perfection. Awesome work. ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On cask at Novare Res. I really hope i can get this beer again sometime in the future. This is simply marvelous. Take the black, add in the barrel aged flavors of the curieux and this is what you’ve got here. I do think the black absorbs the whiskey/bourbon flavors so much better though. The aroma is VERY strong, smells like a glass of Jim Beam, maybe a little hint here and there of the black, but the flavors are much more well balanced. This beer really shows what barrel aging or conditioning can do. I’m pretty confident this is my favorite Allagash to date.
DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with 1-finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is a complex and luscious medley of huge oaky bourbon, dark patent malt, molasses, prunes. Medium palate heft, lightly carbonated in the flavor, with dark malt, big oaky bourbon, vanilla, fig, prune, molasses, and dark choc. The palate is a tad light, not unexpected for this style. Delicious.