Allagash Brewing Company started in 1995 as a one-man operation in a small space on the outskirts of Portland, Maine. Founder Rob Tod had worked in a brewery before, and recognized a void within the craft brewing movement. He designed a small 15-barrel brew-house, gathered the finest array of authentic raw materials, and began his quest towards the production of traditional Belgian style ales. Today, Allagash is known coast-to-coast for an amazing portfolio of delicious Belgian inspired brews. One of our favorite year round offerings is a stout named Allagash Black.
The beer pours a deep dark brown, just a touch light of black. When viewed in the light, a hue of dark cherry wood is visible towards the edge of the glass. The one finger frothy head show little retention. Once the head dissipated completely, a light swirled lacing remains.
On the nose, roasted chocolate and coffee aromas hit with notes of dark fruits. Earthy herbal and yeasty notes along with candied sugar, bready malt and cream notes bring complexity and character to the bouquet.
On the palate rich roasted coffee flavors are heightened with hint of chocolate. Spices, dominated by cloves, mix with feisty yeast notes and a hint of earthy hops build on the mid-palate. Dark fruit, vanilla and caramel notes add a recognizable sweetness and provide balance.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Out of 5 Pints
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