Monday, January 12, 2009
Allagash Black, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland Maine
As is evident from previous postings, Allagash is hands-down one of my favorite breweries....ever.
This is my first tasting of their Belgium style stout...Let's dive right in...
It pours opaque with a big head.
The aroma is big chocolate malt, very roasty with mild smoke.
The taste is big smooth malt. There is chocolate evident in the full body. I also taste mild coffee.
It finishes roasty and a little smoky. It is a little biscuity at the end and lingers nicely.
If you are looking for a big stout with lots of girth, this is your beer. I thought it delicious, especially with the cold weather out there. It holds to their reputation (in my book) as another great beer.
I've seen Allagash here and there, at Whole Foods and specialty beer stores. I got mine at Belmont Station here in Portland. Their Dubbel and Tripel are usually more common, but I've seen the stout out there. Happy hunting for it and happy drinking it!