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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (480) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2011
On Draft. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of raspberries, roasty, dark chocolate. Smooth, creamy , sweet raspberry finish. Flavor also has a mild hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at WBF-Raleigh on 04/24/2010. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet roast, chocolate and light fruit aroma. Sweet fruit flavor with chocolate and roast. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
RBSG. Where? No clue... maybe on the bus to MBF. Brownish black brew with a thin head. Lots of roast and tons of raspberries are prevalent, something powerdery and so-so chocolate scents. Tasty stuff albeit a bit odd. Raspberries everywhere, sour and weird, light bakers chocolate is semi-hidden. More sourness but overall it seems a touch watery.. then again, maybe that is due to the fact that everything I drank before this was some form of bourbon barrel aged stout. Decent brew - thanks to whoever brought this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours cola brown, thin head, poor lacing. Nose is sweet roast, raspberries, chocolate cake, Belgian yeast, light spiciness. Flavoursw are quite raspberry-led, tart roastiness, cocoa, quite good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1476) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Damn near perfect, but definitely not one you can drink more than one of. Pours deep black with a smallish tan head. Aroma is an amazing deep chocolate with light rasberry overtone. This brew is full bodied and incredibly flavorful with the rasberry adding just enough tartness without being overbearing. No trace acidity or harshness. Fantastic long balanced finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1392) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Pours black with a brown head. The aroma is of mostly coffee upfront with some faint tart fruit. The flavor is the opposite: mostly tart raspberry with bitter chocolate on the finish. This was very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Pours a fairly dark brownish black with small white head. Aroma is big toasted malts, and raspberries. Flavor is more malty and less raspberries, with some hops as well in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bomber (courtesy emacgee) into a tulip glass. The pour is black with red on the edges with a 1-finger brown head that fades to half then sticks a bit. The aroma is a unique mish-mash of chocolate-covered raspberries and Belgian yeast. The flavor is fresh sour raspberries followed by creamy chocolate with a definitive lingering roasted malt finish - not exactly coffee - but definitely dark roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle. Pour is almost black with a thin tan head and lilly-pad-like clusters of foam. Aroma is roasted malt, lightly fruity, faint chocolate, and cocoa powder. Flavor is initially tart with roasted malt backbone. Also notes of berries, chocolate, and a subtle red wine character. The berries do not dominate the flavor but rather bring a subtle tartness that lingers throughout. Belgian Ale--not so much. Imperial stout--closer. Pretty tasty really.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bomber I think at PPRBSG 09? Pours a fairly dark brownish black with a fizzy head. Aroma is big toasted malts, sweet, raspberry syrup is prominent, roasted malts, and hints of nutty chocolate with phenolic yeast- some earth and leather. Flavor isyeasty, toasted malts, crackery some dough, dusty earth tones, rasp syrup, seedy and tannic, with a touch of grape soda.


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