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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Consumed this under the description of "chocolate raspberry stout" which seemed passably accurate, Brewery website says "BELGIAN BLACK RASPBERRY ... black ale". It is near black in color with a dark tan head that leaves very good lacing. The aroma fits "raspberry stout", with little detectable chocolate. The flavor has a well-balanced mix of chocolate, raspberries, and dark malts. Perhaps a touch too sweet despite a kick of bitter in the finish from dark roast and hops. M: creamy smooth but a tad thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
I thought this was a really weird beer. Looked like a stout, but sweeter, like a belgian dark, then the raspberries showed up at random points. Curious, but I don’t think I would want it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Great looking beer from Big Boss. Deep dark pour with a little bit of tan head. Smells of toasted malts, caramel, cherries, and, of course, raspberries. Silky smooth taste, with dark chocolate and just the right amount of fruit, subtle and not overwhelming. This beer definitely surprised me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Near black brew with some tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, raspberry, some chocolate. Lots of raspberry flavor, smooth and chocolaty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at thirsty monk. This is the bourbon barrel version but even without that influence it just doesn’t work. Pours ruby tinged dark brown with a thin brown head. Smells like raspberries and chocolate which dont go well together and then they add bourbon. No! Tastes like it smells muddled. It just doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 5, 2012
Dark as night with a deep head. Aroma was lightly roasted, raspberry- but not overpowering, dark fruits, light sourness. Full bodied. Flavor starts stout like, moving to sour raspberry, dark fruits, roasted malts, cocoa. Finish was long and lightly sour. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4265) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12 ounce thanks to Geoff. Black stout like pour. Chocolate and slight raspberry throughout. Tartness to finish. Almost a Black IPA mixed with raspberry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1872) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Brewgrass 2012 - pours black into the glass, with the deepest of ruby-mahogany fringes. The nose is of cigar tobacco, dark esters, and sours. Favors are derivative of raspberries, sour and estery, with slight notes of cocoa, smoke, tobacco leaves, and finishing with a sour close. The finish is again sour and medium-lingering. The mouthfeel is lightly active for a medium bodied estery brew; substantial on the palate. Nice fruit offering here, with many smoked complexities rearing their heads after the pull has commenced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Found in old notes before I tossed them, RBSG 2010 - Berry smell, the flavor is big on the fruit with plenty of berries, a little roasted character, a medium body, and it has a sour character to it. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. MUCH better on tap. Raspberry aroma but of an unpleasant sour aroma too. Strong chocolate malt flavor pairs well with raspberries. Head retention needs improvement.

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