AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at Natifest. I got brown sugar, oak, sweet malts, and caramel in the aroma. Complex. Very good. Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2009
I thought this was a good beer but it it misses somehow. It needs to be sharper. It is a little on the bland side with a woody taste and a good amount of roasted malt. MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Dark pour with decent head. Smells of toasty oak and dark malt. Dark fruit. Tastes more mellow than I would think. Easy to drink as a tasting. Not boozy at all. Not bad. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Feb 2005. This beer is different from anything i had before. Had a huge thick head to it that lasted ever after the beer was finished. Had a strong oaky flavor. Had a smooth mouthfeel. This was one of the best allagash beers i have had."
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle. Sweet, oaky aroma. Oakiness blends nicely w/ the flavor of this brew. Tobacco, spice, dark fruit, and alcohol burn all prevalent. Reminds me of Iron Hill Oak Aged Quad. Very good pre-Thanksgiving brew.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2008
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours a deep brown like a cherry/mahagony wood stain with a minimal (though very long-lasting) light tan head that leaves occasional, thick, tendrils of lace on parts of the glass. Aroma is complex and interesting. My first impression was, "bacon?" from a distinct, though far from overpowering, smokiness combined with malt sweetness that subtly resembles maple. Layers of malt sweetness with caramel and chocolate follow along with a big whiff of alcohol. There are notes of dried cherry in the aroma, too, along with a subtle woody character. The flavor starts rich in roasted and caramel character - like robust porter. There is a hint of smokiness - much less than alluded to by the aroma. The smokiness actually blends well and accentuates the roasted grain character. The second wave of flavors is fruity with esters. As the beer nears the middle of the tongue, notes of Scotch whiskey (dry, a little smoke, alcohol) emerge. There is a nice dryness with notes of chocolate. Very complex, very tasty, and very nice. The mouthfeel is medium-full in body, slippery, with tendrils of thickness. The carbonation is decent, but low for strong Belgian ales - but in a good way as the lack of extreme bubbles makes the beer softer on the palate and helps bring attention to the complex layers of flavor herein. Overall - another knockout from Allagash. These beers are really pricey (~$13/bottle - $20 for Interlude!) but so worth it - so much better than buying a $13 bottle of wine (which is pretty common). gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
2004 bottle, at BA Throwdown #2. Murky brown pour, watery white head, very creamy lacing. Spicy nose, dark fruit, dry wheat, some cinnamon, nutmeg. Very smooth, spicy malt flavors, cinnamon, banana, nutmeg, crisp notes of clove and Belgian yeast. Smooth sharp body, drinkable and tasty. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
750ml bottle. Good stuff. Nice malt character to it. Bourbon hit in the finish. Very well balanced. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 30, 2005
Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is smoky, malty with bacon. Flavor is smoky, lots of malt and more bacon. I cant get beyond the bacon. Other woody and bourbon notes as well. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2010
750ml, corked & caged bottle, July, 2009 batch from Green’s in Columbia. pours a very dark brown, almost black, with hints of purple in the light and a soft, bubbly, khaki head with great lacing. aroma is excellent with tart fruit notes of currant, red grape, and plum balanced by sweet chocolate, bready malts, roasted almonds, and a hint of oak. flavor is wonderful with sweet, doughy malts, chocolate, and toffee blending with dried fruit notes of fig, prune, and raisin with hints of tart, red grape, dry cedar, and belgian spices. a very subtle touch of oak, vanilla, and whiskey come through on the finish. palate is medium bodied and highly carbonated yet creamy at the same time. overall, a great brew.