With Halloween right around the corner, at last the time is right to unveil my final pickup from Allagash Brewing Company last month!
Brewery: Allagash Brewing Company
Style: Hoppy Dark Ale
Description: Inspired by the brewers’ love of porters and their own House beer, a low-ABV Belgian pale ale.
Appearance: Black body with about a finger’s worth of tan head
Smell: Not entirely unlike a Belgian pale ale mixed with a toasty porter.
Taste: It opened with notes of light roast coffee, dark chocolate and creamy dark malt upfront. Midsip it took on some more grainy, pale malt tastes. It closed with a well balanced blend of Belgian yeast, earthy hops, and roast coffee.
Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body with slightly below moderate carbonation.
Hype: I had some higher than usual excitement about this one. It had eluded me in years past so I was happy to finally track it down.
Overall: Smooth and easy drinking despite the rather interesting blend of tastes. An excellent Halloween treat!