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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Allagash Fluxus is a beer of continuous change. Brewed differently every year to commemorate our anniversary, this year’s Fluxus is a huge Imperial Chocolate Stout. Weighing in at 10.3% ABV, it is one of the strongest beers that Allagash has ever brewed. The brain child of brewer Doug Klippenstein, this beer utilized a unique brewing process that used wort from a smaller brew, as the “water” for mashing the grain for this brew. Maine-grown barley was used as the base for this grain bill that also included a blend of three roasted malts and oats. Fluxus was appropriately hopped with both US Saaz and Glacier hops. Just before knock out, fifty pounds of Taza roasted Cacao nibs were added to the whirlpool. The result is a thick, sticky stout with tons of both roasted and chocolate flavors, aromas of tobacco and cocoa, and a surprisingly sweet, creamy finish.

As part of our Tribute Series, Allagash proudly donates $1 per bottle sold to the Allagash Pediatric Nurses Scholarship at the Maine Medical Center. This scholarship directly supports the training of nurses in the field of pediatrics.

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j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Dany after TAP-NY. Pours a deep brown to black with a large tanned white to beige head. Big chewy roast on the nose with a little bit of sourness. Tastes of salty old chocolate. Wrong and old. Plums and cocoa, chocolate and long roast. Lingering old cocoa and weird oxidization.

KingCecil (2087) - DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle @ home from ThoreauLikeGrl, thanks! :) .....It pours black with a small light brown head....The aroma is toasted malt, dark fruits, sweet caramel cocoa and vanilla.....The flavor is toasted malt, cocoa, coffee beans, vanilla, sweet bourbon and dark fruit.......

barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. deep brown, tan head. oxidized malt and sour fruit nose. the flavour is bizzare, dirty yeast, sour fruit, minimal malt. this hasnt aged well at all and doesnt even come close to resempling an imperial stout, dissapointing.

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat noir. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolet et de fruité. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de cacao en arrière goût. (Rating #4331)

Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with dark chocolate head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a mix of almond, dark chocolate and a hint of soy. Flavor is raisin, soy, chocolate. Body is creamy with very active carbonation.

bs476 (81) - - OCT 14, 2012
Had at Stone’s "Pour it Black" event. Excellent ale, dark but with hoppy aromatics abundant. Would highly recommend.

JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Black pour, Light tan head. Bitter dark chocolate, sweetness, cherry, and light roasted coffee. Not world class, but I like it.

mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa nibs, some licorice or anise, almost no roast and no coffee notes. Flavour seems vinegary and plasticy, infected bottle?, with some tart cherry, acetone, vinegar and no sign of the cocoa nibs. Is this right? Seems either infected or poorly put together. Not too enjoyable.

Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours clean solid black with small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, grain. Flavour of soured cherry, chocolate, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee. Throat warmer. Quite abrasive, with a odd flavour i am struggling to locate.

dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Acquired in trade. Pours near black with nice, 1 finger espresso head. Aroma is dark chocolate, fudge brownie, molasses. Taste is sweet with a little roast and some light bitterness. Medium bodied and slick texture. Smooth and delicious!

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