Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at Barcade. Wow- totally not what I expected- this is a very unique stout that is incredibly easy to drink. Pours a nice deep dark oily black with a nice creamy tan head with a moderate carbonation. Aroma is spicy, grassy, pepper, chocolate, cocoa nibs, roasted spicy hot peppers, moderate chocolate malt, light sweetness, mineral, earth, dirt, and almost a solventy character that kinds smelled good? Flavor is light grass, spices, peppers, cocoa nibs, light oily chocolate, roast, nuts, tobacco leaf earthiness, almost minty with a slight hint of that weird bean that Tom Baker used to use in his Perkunos Hammer. Finish is dry earthy with more tobacco leaf and spice. Very unique beer that works! basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle from Global Liquors in Ellsworth, Maine. Super rich chocolate in all respects. Pours black with brown head. Light hoppy notes of flowers and pine. The palatte is very rich. The flavor of chocolate lingers on the tongue. Slight heat from alcohol but overall well hidden. Really a nice job here. bhensonb (15982) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
750 c&c from South Bay Drugs. Pours black with a 3 finger really dark tan foamy head. Aromas of darker chocolate and I think treacle. Somewhat sticky with foamy, but not strong, carbonation. Flavor is gritty dark chocolate. It’s not really very sweet, so the chocolate really comes through. There’s a lot of bitter around tongue sides. The chocolate is strong in the finish. Drinks way too easy. In the end I’d say it isn’t sweet. Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Interesting and unique stout with a slightly fruity flavor. Very nice indeed, and even better than last year’s version. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Surprised that I’m the 10th on this one! Pours black, slight but lasting deep tan head. Aroma is slightly astringent chocolate, a touch of coffee, and some odd herbal and spearmint notes. Can honestly say I’ve never smelled a beer like this one before. Flavor is initially chocolate, and then it moves quickly into an herbal and spearmint finish. The mint is just flat out disconcerting. I’ve had hints of mint before in beers with a lot of Northern Brewer, but this is just strong with it. Also a bit astringent with the alcohol sitting out in a disjointed fashion. As it warms, there is a faint bit of funk that rises up and then disappears. I usually love Allagash. I want to like this, I really do. But I just can’t get into this one.
Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Draft at St Stephens with James and Pat. Pours a pitch black body with thick creamy brown head, lacing lasts throughout. Aroma is sweet malts, roast, chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth with notes of chocolate roast and very slight alcohol. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Draft at St Stephens with pat and andrew. Pours a pitch black body with thick creamy brown head, lacing lasts throughout. Aroma is sweet malts, roast, chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth with notes of chocolate roast and very slight alcohol. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
On tap at father office in culver city. Pours deep dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is rich of dark malts, some peat and roastiness to it. Mouth feel is thick and full of carbonation. Taste is very rich and roasty with some hints of dark fruits on the palate. Great brew. Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Thanks to everyone who was at Barcade for the Allagash event. Pours a dark black with very little head. Aroma is thick and rich with dark chocolate. Flavor follows suit. Dark chocolate and espresso bitterness hit and hit hard. The espresso and coffee flavors are matched only by the alcohol with every sip. Even for an Imperial Stout, this is rather strong. If they had gone a little lighter, this would have been significantly better. I didn’t find it as offensive as others seemed to, but it still could have been a whole lot better. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Astringent aroma, notes of espresso and diapers, some rosemary, wintergreen. Harsh body, extremely rough, vodka, gin, a lot of booze. Very rough, intoxicating... Whew. This hits me hard. Some corn and grass.