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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 years 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
750 ml bottle; pours dense black with thin, foamy dark tan head; silky sweet chocolate, light coffee and very sweet medium roast; raw choco powder too and a little bit of brown sugar mixed with butter; plenty of legs from the head; surprisingly astringent on first sip given how sweet the aromas are; has a strange, almost vegi kind of flavor to it; chocolate for sure, but a little celery; rich choco butter, very mild metallic note; has an odd mouthfeel to it and something seems off; get some peanuts with a very mild sour note; note sure here as this has been in the fridge since the release; early get disappointed by Allagash like this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
Botella. Totally black colour, nice light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Good filling mouthfeel. Flavour of roasty malt chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla and some alc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10480) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
750 cc from Capones. Pours dark black with 3-finger brown head. Nose is roasty dark malt, dark choc, graham cracker, cashew, and funky yeasty. Tastes of roasty dark malt, some spicy, nutty brown sugar, cacao, dark chocolate, and fig. Very complex, rich, a bit unorthodox and I dare say presenting odd flavor and palate combinations as it warms, but very good, and a beer Id gladly buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
Pours black with a nice head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, fudge, and clove. The flavor has chalk, chocolate, mineral, fudge, spice and clove. Cheapskate champagne yeast? Good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Again I have forgotten the source.. I know this was a trade, likely from curly??? Still, on with the rating! Pours viscous black, thick tan head, incredible lacing. Why does everything tonight get a 5 for appearance?!? Nose is bitter Bakers chocolate, big roast, some spicy/woody notes also. Flavours are coffee, acid, soot. Alright, not my fave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Deep black/brown pour. The aroma is oddly peanutty with a strange vegetal cocoa bean aroma. There is a little bit of light vanilla as well. Chocolate and some odd maltiness that I cant quite pinpoint the profile of. Sweet and oddly chewy. Its really tough to describe why I dont like this, but I dont. Intensely flavoured but they never really come together cohesively for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (3045) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle from rgtravers, thanks. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is cocoa, alcohol, vanilla, dark fruit. Flavor is cocoa, alcohol, vanilla, sweet bourbon and dark fruit. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
On tap at Monks Cafe for Allagash Day. Pours dark opaque brown, nearly black, with a thick, cappuccino-like beige head. Great head retention and lacing throughout the session. Aroma of licorice, bittersweet dark chocolate, honey, fresh pound cake, dates, figs, cherries, plums, and red grapes. The aroma is disntinctly mingled with that of a Belgian dark ale. The roastiness and sweetnees of the nose compete to form a nuanced, yet singular scent. Huge, heavy bodied, but not stiflingly so; smooth through the initial sip, the mouthfeel becomes smoky and a bit sticky before settling strongly and warmly in the belley. Great warming burn in the finish. This is an outstanding winter-warmer of an imperial stout. Tremendously tasty, decadent, and toasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle at Plovmands - Thanks. Black - brown head. Burned, ligh spicy, fruity, coffee, high carbontion, licorice, yeasty, tobacco, light smokey, tarnac notes, cocoa, sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (16005) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sweet medium roasted chocolate malts, lactose sweetness, cocoa, and vanilla. Lots of lactose and bittersweet salty bakers chocolate.

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