#4 – Allagash Black

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s