Beer Review #54
Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout from Portland Maine based Allagash Brewing Company.
With a name like "Black," I was expecting to see something downright 'Stygian' sitting beneath the creamy cap of off white foam. Don't get me wrong, its quite dark, however even sitting in a glass at my desk in low-light conditions, ample red highlights are visible around the edges.
At 7.5%ABV, its a slightly weaker beer than some of my recent reviews, while still boasting big flavors courtesy of roasted oats and chocolate malts, which give the beer a naturally bitter, chalky, dark roasted coffee and chocolate flavor profile that works nicely with the thick, creamy mouth feel.
Something about this particular brew feels both old fashioned and comforting, like a beer one might have found in a rural European tavern in the late 1800's.
Musical Pairing: Songs of Moors and Misty Fields by Empyrium
Twin Tiers Beer Trail:
-Twin Tiers Craft Beer Club
- The Jolly Farmer, Waverly
- Bluestone Brewing Company (Sayre)
- Diversion Brewing Co. (Chemung)
- River Barge Brewing (Wyalusing)