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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Musette is Allagash's next release in its Barrel Aged Series. It is Allagash's interpretation of a Belgian-inspired Scotch Ale. Following fermentation with a Belgian strain of yeast, a portion of it is aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels for an additional three months.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - MAR 19, 2008
Hazy amber color with okay head. Not much aroma. Strong beer without the alcoholic flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
750 ml bottle (bottled 2006) at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, mild smoke, oak, light bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, figs, pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2006 Vintage - Pours an amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty with a small amount of the vanilla from the bourbon. Overall aroma is not that strong. Flavor is malty with small vanilla and some fruitiness from the Belgian yeast. I expected more, but still decent...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2882) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
nuke this rating. 2006 bottle from sloth pours medium amber with some carbonation. nose of oak,caramel, and yeast. taste follows with a strong alcohol presence. good, but clearly its best days are behind it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1681) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - APR 27, 2013
2006 bottle-not sure what to expect here. Aggressive pour shows a small white head and brown color. Nose is slightly stale with some wine notes (!). Taste is fairly mild as the barrel flavors have almost disappeared. Some alcohol notes but this has seen better days. Not sure why I waited so long to open this one-guess it got sent to the back of the cellar years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4057) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Multiple bottles, not sure where my rating is for this. This is a really cool beer and I dont know of any others which are close to it--at least in terms of style. The Belgian yeast helps to cut the strong malty scotch ale flavors a bit, and also aids in melding the bourbon barrel presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3606) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Refrigerated 2006 bottling. Pours clear dark brown fleeting off-white head. Soft bready malt aroma. Sweet. The flavor is sweet and malty, no hops here. Im not really getting any Bourbon here but there are a few things going on with dark fruit and caramel. Hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: No lace or head to really speak of just a thin white bubbly collar. Clean with a touch of haze amidst the browns, tans, and glints of burnished mahogany. Swirls with not much of anything else.
Nose: Plums, raisins, and prunes. Meaty, bready, and chewy. Whole loaves of homemade raisin bread. Maraschino cherries in the back swallow. More plump juicy dried raisins and prunes.
Palate: Full creamy mouthfeel of medium weight. Candied cherries, prunes, and raisins in the middle along with dense raisin bread. A dry finish of old oak leads me back for more. Fruitcake and rhubarb join the mix. Gentle candied sweetness holds it all together.
Final Thoughts: Another fine beer from Allagash Brewing out of Portland Maine. An underappreciated brewery here in the south, I never fail to be impressed and reminded of the awesomeness that is their beers whenever I taste one. Considering the age of this particular beer, she held up very well, and I would be intrigued to taste a fresh bottling should Allagash ever decide to brew it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12772) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. Hazy dark brown color with a medium eggshell white head that diminishes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Vinous aroma with some herb and yeast notes. Full-bodied with flavors of herbal yeast, earth and fruit. The finish is oaky with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Sampled at the St. Louis RB gathering. It poured an almost dark mahogony color. The aroma was nutty, spicey, and clovey. The taste was syrupy sweetness, but almost like a vanilla/honey flavor. It had a full body ending in a warm, creamy finish. A very good scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a beige head. Aromas of malt sweetness and spices. Flavor is overly spicy. Some hints of dark fruit and brett. A hint of wood and bourbon on the finish, but almost everything is overpowered by the spiciness. Overall just okay. The spices seem to overwhelming.

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