Sunday, September 16, 2012

Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout

Beer Log: Sunday night after the Texans whipped up on the Jaguars
State: Chilling out at home, the wife is frying up pork chops, going to put the baby down soon.

Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout
We actually had this in our cellar for what must be years, this one is Batch 14.  Anyway we had this with us at our friend's house for the game but did not open it up.  Anyway let's crack 'em.  Mixed in with the pork and cajun seasoning smells in the air, I get a chocolate and jolly rancher like nose on this one.  Maybe something akin to star annise.  This deep brown beer with tan head has a great malty flavor at first, I'll take some dark caramunich for $200 Alex.  Also it feels like cinnamon, a pinch of raisins, and sweet chocolate come all over the tongue after it warms up a touch.  This is one of those beers that makes you thirsty as the very dry nature of the beer and it's sheer effervescence get's it right off the tongue just as you are really ready to take it all in.  I love the slight banana ester as well.  A perfect marraige of a black stout and belgian styles. Shouts out to Tatiana Silva.  5 Stars!!!!

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