On tap at The Brick Store.
Interesting beer as it would appear that this is one of the few Allagash beers that steers away from your typical Belgian inspired styles and goes down a “road” that I was not expecting from them.
Darkish, golden pour with excellent head, lace and retention. packaged in the Allagash flute/tulip, the beer holds its own nicely in the glass.
Nose and tastes give a light smoke with plenty of peat in the background. it threatens to get quite strong but somehow is held together with some sweeter malts. the malt base seems surprisingly strong for a bee of this kind but it comes together nicely.
Plenty to be happy about here, but as with many smoked beers if you are going to consume any kind of quantity it really needs to be paired with food. Even after my relatively small glass, I wasn’t exactly “tiring” of the taste, but I had enjoyed plenty. Drinkability is not superb, even though the beer is very good.
Interesting, delighted to have tried it.