Allagash Red Howes
Allagash Red Howes is an American Stout brewed with cranberries. Basically this is a lighter bodied stout with some good carbonation. Mild cocoa powder and dry roast make up the base stout flavor. The cranberries are very mild to start but after considerable warming they do come out much stronger. If they didn’t use a Belgian yeast strain it sure tastes like they did. One of the best things about this beer is how drinkable it is for a 8.5% ABV stout. This is a very good beer, but this is one of those occasions when my imagination about what the beer would taste like ended up being greater than the beer itself.