Monday, June 17, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Allagash Brewing Black Belgian Strong Dark Ale

(7.50% ABV) Served on tap at Fore Street in Portland, Maine. Served in a tall Collins-like glass. Allagash Black was true to its name, pitch black with a coffee-colored head that left lots of lacing behind as it disappeared.

The beer smelled of muted chocolate, nicely matching the subdued mood and dark wood ambience of the restaurant bar.

Allagash Black showed both coffee and dark chocolate notes upon tasting, although the coffee gradually prevailed.  The beer had a silky mouthfeel, which added to the sense of luxurious ease with which it went down. Highly recommended from this stellar Vacationland brewery. A

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