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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle shared by paul. Pours a dark brown body with an off white head. Lots of berry and hints of raz, licorice and a cherry like grainy wheat. A bit vegetative, eh its okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bomber at the brewery, #898 of 1750. Black with a thin brown head. A Belgian ale? Really? Sounds like an identity crisis. This beer smells like a raspberry stout with some Belgian yeast notes. Tastes like it too, chocolaty and light, sweet raspberry. Whatever it is, it was clearly the best beer at Big Boss during my visit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Sampled at Springslicker’s Fish Fry ’09. Bottle 1265 of 1750. Very dark brown pour with small tan head. Dark roast and raspberry aroma. Flavor isn’t quite as good. Maybe even a little vegetal. But pretty good i think.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
How is this beer so well rated? This beer is a mess. Bomber shared by joey, smokepot23, thanks dude! Pours black with a tan ring. Nose has some sweet malt notes and tunafish, yup its tuna fish, messed up. Taste is slightly razzy, with more tunafish. blech!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
Black, with no head. Nice whiff of raspberry and coffee and some red wine notes. Flavor is some raspberry mixed with coffee, plus some smokey note and some chocolate, as well. Like a good stout with a just a touch of fruit. Sampled at Springslicker’s Fish Fry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from ROBORB. Thanks! Pours dark and almost black with a creamy short lived light tan head. Smell is chocolate, tobacco, graham crackers and raspberries. Nice looking beer and unique smell. Taste is dry, and tart with a bit of roasty char, and dark fruity raspberry. More like an ashy stout with dry fruit flavor than a belgian ale, I thought, but I definitely prefer it that way. Really unique flavor and a light tobacco and ashy bitterness to it as well. Medium to full body and a smooth mouthfeel overall. Really enjoyable stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2009
22 from Whole Foods Chapel Hill. Pours a very nice very dark black with a two finger creamy chestnut head. I gotta say, this is an auspicious pour. The aroma is a tad grainy, has a dubbel feel to it, risty, mild sweetness, a hint of raspberry comes through in the aroma, mild alcohol with warmth. The flavor is very interesting in that it is very progressive and has definitive stages. Begins with a nice upfront raspberry flavor (real raspberries!) and then gives way to dark roasty malts and some coffee character and finishes with a warming alcohol bite and bitter chocolate. Palate is bitter and roasty and it finishes warm and fruity. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Big O
Date: February 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: earthy dark malt aroma, light roasted, woodsy earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light roast, dark chocolate, winey sweet fruit
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Light, fruity aroma, Pours black with a moderate, tan head. Fair, sour, raspberry flavor with a bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2008
On tap at Tyler’s. Didn’t think I’d like this but ordered quickly so as not to have to wait for the waitress to come back. However, I was surprised. This beer won me over because it wasn’t too sweet. Nice flavors of bitter chocolate and the nice bitter flavor of raspberries. Toasty and creamy and bitter more than fruity and sweet. Hid the alcohol very well. Wouldn’t drink tons of it, but would try now and again. Try it if you can.


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