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Big Boss Big Operator Belgian Black Raspberry

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Belgian Black Raspberry is a strong black ale brewed with imported malt, hops and yeast. This beer is aged for 9 months and infused with 150 pounds of real raspberries. It is smooth, strong and culminates with an amazing dark raspberry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear dark brown with a faint tanned white head at the edges. Big stone fruit and yeast on the nose, a soft bit of cocoa and some papery oxidization. Medium-bodied, sweet and fruity, berries over warming sweet alcohol, roast and cocoa. Raspberry and chocolate syrup through warm booze, fruity yeast.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beffrey2 (36) - Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Very tasty Ale. You can really taste the raspberry. Slight bitter but well balanced. Did not notice much lace or head. Would drink again

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
bottle. Deep brown with small head. This sounds much better than it is in reality. The chocolate and raspberry flavors seem to be fighting. The creaminess of the malt is interrupted by the tartness of the berries with a boozyness that doesn’t help. I like the idea, but not quite there.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5253) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
From my future son in law. Smells like alarming volatile fruit. First taste is a big alky whallop. Yes, quite high in alky impact. Alky overcomes the whole personality of this brew. Way over the top, you’d never know its a fruit beer, heheh. Yes, this is black beer but its not stoutish at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from August NC trip. Belgian pale with raspberry and chocolate. Understated flavours. Drinkable but not for everybody.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of red wine, roast chocolate, black raspberry, oak, vanilla and coconut. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, light fruit and other malt aromas. Chocolate, roasted tones, bit of liquor barrel tones.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1299) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Little sour and medium bitter good strong flavor, light dark cherry, hint of cough syrup...decent

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a medium, tan head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, tart raspberries, some earthiness, and a little cinnamon. Mild sweetness, with a significant bitterness and just a hint of tartness. Medium body, lightly acidic, sticky and astringent. Overall, this is a nice attempt, but it is much too bitter. Not really pleasant to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Awesome aroma of decadent chocolate with a pinch of raspberries at the end. So much chocolate. Taste brings the baker's cocoa powder forward, yet cannot assemble itself into an equally impressive flavor profile. Solid nonetheless.


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