Tonight’s beer is Allagash Black. This is a very fun to drink beer, with lots of sweetness while still maintaining its stout character. Dark malts, dark fruit flavor. A good beer to drink to end the night.
Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout brewed with 2 Row barley, torrified wheat, oats, both roasted and chocolate malt and a generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer.
Appearance: Dark black, with a thick caramel head. Head fades slowly, leaving lots of lacing. Heads leaves a nice 1/8 inch halo, with some staying on top of the beer.
Smell: Smells very much like a Belgian beer, with the sweetness of the candi sugar coming through. Almost none of the malt comes through
Mouthfeel: Light and silky. Very smooth. Clings to the tongue
Taste: The taste is dominated by the candi sugar, then turns into the typical Belgian taste. I started to taste the “stout-y” malt taste about half way through. Flavors of dark fruit work their way through.
Overall: I’m very glad I finally picked up this beer. It’s very complex, and tastes wonderful. I recommend this beer to fans of Belgian beers, as well as fans of stouts. There are lots of complex flavors, and I really like it.