Allagash Aventureux

Posted: September 16, 2015 in Allagash Brewing Company, Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Reviews

The next brewery we went to was Stoneface. This was in the back of an industrial park. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted and offered free samples. The tasting room was small, but had windows into the brewery so you could watch the brewing process. Their beer was very impressive, so much that we bought a bottle of everything they had. They also had their merchandise for sale and I came home with a very cool hop shirt from them. We didn’t spend a huge amount of time there as there wasn’t much to do, but if you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth going there.

allagash

ABV: 9.8%

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Trivia: This is Allagash Black aged in rum barrels from New England Distilling.

Random: I had this beer at Slab for free. We went there every day we were in Portland and the day that we left, we went there to get a pizza to go. If you find yourself in Portland, you absolutely must try this place. The beer selection is awesome, the food is ridiculously good and the service is friendly and attentive. This was one of the best places we ate all of vacation.

This beer poured with a one finger, tan head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. It had a dark brown body with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with lightly toasted oak, dark fruit and roasted malt. The taste was even better. It was very smooth with smoke, dark roasted malts and vanilla and oak. The alcohol was insanely hidden. It had a very thick body with low carbonation, which made this a nice sipper as we waited for our pizza. It had a long oaky finish. Having just had Allagash Black at the brewery (after not having it for a few years), this beer was really nice to have and the oak aging really added some nice qualities to the beer. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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